Once again, yet another British government has cut off its nose to spite its face by doing away with an effective, proven and irreplaceable aviation asset—this time, the British Aerospace Harrier. Peter Cooper was present to witness the end of the Harrier’s proud UK service and summarises the type’s history.
Mike Jorgensen has produced some outstanding air-to-air photographs for publications around the world. In this issue, he explains the passion and dedication that drive him to always continue searching for the next perfect shot.
The recent Wings Over Wairarapa air-show follows quite a tradition of air displays at Masterton. Murray Kirkuslooks back half a century at the inaugural Golden Shears pageant.
Continuing its now lengthy service as New Zealand’s “other international airline”, Vincent Aviation operates a Jetstream 31 around the Pacific on demanding flight inspection duties for Airways New Zealand. Tim Hawkins describes ZK-JSH’s busy schedule.
In his continuing series of Letters from War, Don Harward highlights the importance of keeping one’s mouth shut when volunteers are being sought.