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in the June 2016 edition »

swartkop Shambles

RUDE AND uncalled for comments made by a senior South African Air Force (SAAF) officer on his personal Facebook page were obviously directed at visitors to the last month’s Swartkop Air Show who had complained about the very poor and illogical process of accrediting exhibitors, media, vendors and cleaning staff at the show...........

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in the JUne 2016 edition »


    Marrakech air show

    AS WAS the case at the recent Singapore and FIDAE (Chile) air shows, the United States of America topped the list of countries with the highest number of national exhibitors at the recent Marrakech Air Show in Morocco with 15 participating companies. Although not as many as those at the other two exhibitions, the USA turnout in Morocco was nevertheless indicative.............

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in the June 2016 edition »

Hercules Hercules gunship to get more eyes in the sky

WITH INCREASING uses for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), now better known as “drones”, being found almost daily, one of the latest to hit the headlines is that of drones to be used with Lockheed Martin AC- 130 gunships with the aim of providing the “mother ship” with greater low-level surveillance and attack capability while keeping the aircraft out of range of small arms fire and shoulder-launched anti-aircraft.............

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in the May 2016 edition »


    Airlines: Today and Tomorrow By A.R. Prince

    THERE IS a feeling in aviation that a change is needed. The established way of configuring commercial aircraft – indeed, really the only way known to do so – with a tubular fuselage, swept wings and tail, and under-wing engines (previously also tail-mounted ones) has been delivering essentially just incremental performance improvements, and seems likely to continue doing so.............

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