Aeroplane Monthly 1980-06
News Spotlight
The first McDonnell Douglas KC-10 “Extender” advanced tanker/cargo aircraft, derived from the DC-10 Series 30CF, was rolled out at Long Beach on April 16, 1980.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster, PA474, returned to Coningsby on May 9, 1980 after its winter refit. It now bears the codes of the aircraft flown by Guy Gibson in 617 Squadron, the "Dam Busters"
Time-expired Bristol Britannia G-AOVS of Redcoat Air Cargo thinly disguised as G-BRAC for ground sequence filming for the BBC TV series Buccaneers.
The Red Arrows during their first public display with the new Hawks, at Sywell Expo 80 on Easter Sunday.
Ron Souch’s newly-restored ex-Swiss Gipsy Moth at the PFA Fly-In at Henstridge on April 13, 1980. The registration was originally allocated to a Blackburn Bluebird.