Aeroplane Monthly 1981-03
News Spotlight
Seen at RAF Cosford is the D.H. Comet 1A G-APAS, ex XM823/8351M, painted in BOAC livery.
Powered by a General Electric F101 Derivative Engine of 26,000 - 28,000lb-thrust, the General Dynamics F-16/101 testbed takes off from Edwards AFB California.
An unidentified D.H. Puss Moth masquerading as D.H. Leopard Moth VT-ADN is now on exhibition at the new passenger terminal at Sahar (Bombay). It represents the Puss Moth VT-ADN in which J. R. D. Tata flew the first air mails over the Karachi-Bombay-Madras route on October 15, 1932.
The Lear Fan 2100 after its 17min first flight at Reno on January 1, 1981.
Sikorsky's Super Stallion is seen on its maiden flight at the company's Stratford plant.
Scheduled to go on March 1981 is the two-place Weedhopper. Powered by a Chotia 460-B engine the aircraft cruises at 30 m.p.h. and stalls at 20 m.p.h.