Air Pictorial 1992-03
Heavylift - Volga Dniepr was involved in the food aid flights to Russia. Here, CCCP 82042 and 82045 are pictured awaiting clearance at Stansted before flying to Moscow and St Petersburg. Following considerable bureaucratic brouhaha, one aircraft eventually flew to Moscow and Murmansk.
ILYUSHIN IL-14 ex PLA 652.
RETURNED to the RAF Museum after a short period in store is the Polish MiG-15 pictured here
A DHC2 Beaver 981 ex AP-AVB.
MB.326 of 651a Squadriglia Collegamenti (Communications Flight), in full 51st Stormo markings and based at Istrana.
14 июня 1984г.: первый прототип самолета ДРЛОиУ P-3 (AEW&C) был переделан из P-3B ВВС Австралии и должен был нести РЛС AN/APS-138, как на самолете E-2 Hawkeye.
One of two P-3 AEW aircraft modified for the US Customs Service by Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company makes a pass over the Southern coast of the US during a routine patrol.
Making its first flight in the UK recently was Harvard G-BSBG in Royal Canadian Air Force markings 20310. The Harvard, one of six imported by John Woodhouse and Andrew Edie, were registered G-BSBB to G-BSBG in March 1990. The Harvards lone, in fact, is a T-6G Texan) were operated by the Mozambique Air Force before being retired through lack of spares. The non-airworthy machines found in jungle terrain, were shipped to England to be made airworthy again.
Boeing's B-52 Stratofortress was only his sec­ond jet first flown on 15 April 1952. 744 were built.
Linhas Aereas de Mozambique (LAM), has received the first of two 767-200ERs, delivered as part of a fleet modernisation order announced in 1990. The second will be delivered later this year.
Typical Mr Boeing line-up, left to right Being 737-300, Boeing 737-200 no longer in production and the Boeing 767-200 of Britannia Airways 767-200 at London-Luton.
A recent visitor to Sumburgh was this British Aerospace BA 175 Mk 1000 c/n 2, G-OPFC from Woodford. She was on an engine handling limitation exercise of the Pratt & Whitney PW305 engine. Engineers are seen setting up monitoring equipment for the certification of the PW305 engine in ideal Met and wind conditions
Beagle Pup prototype G-AVDF made its first flight from Shoreham on 8 April 1967. 174 were produced when Beagle's collapsed at end 1971.
Specially marked Hawks from 2 Tactical Weapons Unit at RAF Chivenor. The black painted XX255 of 63 Squadron is in company with XX263 of 63 Squadron and XX189/J of 151 Squadron, both of which have special tail markings.
This armed AMX coded 51-42 bears the Indian head on the air intake, one of the unit badges of 103rd Gruppo.
One of a handful of still airworthy DH Rapides in the UK, G-AGSH was photographed at White Walham by Don Conway. It was built by Brush Coachworks and flown for a short time in Ireland in 1957 registered E1-AJO.
One of the star items was this splendid D.H.94 Moth Minor Coupe G-AFNG which arrived from Boscombe Down.
Clipped-wing Boeing Stearman PT-17 N54426 at the Vintage Aircraft Club's Snowball Rally at Finmere on 25 January 1992 is a former crop-sprayer; note the modified cockpit area.
Another vintage machine at Finmere was Piper J-3C-65 G-BLPA, one of the residents which joined in the fun.
Visitors during the exercises were two Ger­man RF-4Es and a pair of French Jaguars in desert colour schemes
THE first production T-1A Jayhawk trainer (pictured here) was delivered to the US Air Force in mid January 1992 at Beech Aircraft Corporation’s Beechjet manufacturing facility.
Formerly resident in Illinois, USA, Cessna 206 Stationair II N206RR (c/n V206-3212) has spent the winter at Finmere and is a potential candidate for the British register.
Also with Shipping and Airlines on long term restoration is Curtiss Wright Travel Air CW-12Q G-AAOK badly damaged in gales whilst filming at Rijeka, Yugoslavia in 1983. Shipping and Airlines is looking for a set of aileron hinges for the type, to get this delightful 1929 built biplane flying again.
The only PARTENAVIA P64 OSCAR (G-BMDP) registered in the UK is pictured at Biggin Hill in January 1992 where it returned from its home on the French/Swiss border for a new certificate of airworthiness at the Shipping and Airlines facility.
Euroworld has changed its name to City Flyer Express. Its fleet of SD360s is being retitled by Anglo-Normandy Air Engineering at Guernsey. City Flyer Express has recently been awarded licences for the Gatwick-Jersey and Gatwick-Leeds/Bradford routes by the CAA. The airline expects to take delivery of its first ATR-42 late this year. All City Flyer Express flights have British Airways flight numbers