FLUG REVUE December 2014
Besides a report on the famous Topgun training in Nevada the last issue of the year features our traditional spaceflight special and looks at jetBlue. We also have a report from the NBAA show and explain the technology behind the latest helmet mounted displays.
Top Gun in Fallon
The US Navy has built its largest training centre in Nevada. Not only are top pilots formed here, but complete carrier wings are trained.
The airline based in New York has found its niche halfway between network carrier and low-fare airline
After a forced break in the CS 100 flight test programme, testing of the new jet is now in full swing
NBAA in Orlando
New aircraft types claimed the limelight at the global business aviation tradeshow.
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
The tilt rotor aircraft is now in service with a number of squadrons and operated worldwide by the US Marine Corps
Lockheed Martin F-22
After holding back for a long time, the US Air Force has sent its top fighter into action over Syria for the first time
Bundeswehr comes in for criticism
Shortcomings in equipment and problems with procurement programmes
Sikorsky S-97 Raider
High speeds should make the Raider attractive to the US military.
Last Luftwaffe Tornado overhaul at Erding completed
It is claimed that the third generation of helmet will solve the problems on the F-35
LEAP engine airborne
Flight testing of the CFM56 successor has begun
For many years the new launch vehicle family was on the back burner due to financial problems. Now it is to be finally implemented
MAVEN starts work
NASA's new Mars probe is supposed to find out why the planet's atmosphere is getting steadily thinner
Witness to the latest lift-off
Sylvia Kuck of Hessian Radio presents her impressions of the launch of ATV 5 in Kourou
The most important things at a glance
General Dynamics F-111
The world's first production aircraft to have variable-geometry wings
Aerospace jobs: Manager Cabin Quality – Cornelia Schmeing's primary concern at Condor is cleanliness
Aircraft Calendars 2015: The best offerings for aircraft fans reviewed and rated
Afterburner: Restored Hawker Hurricane Mk.XII flies in Finnish colours