Richard Cooper and Henri-Pierre Grolleau were fortunate to spend time aboard the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle during Operation Harmattan—the French participation in the NATO mission to protect civilians in Libya’s ongoing civil war.
Each year, the Australian Piper Society holds numerous flyaways and trips around the amazing red continent. Once again, this year, Ross St.George joined his APS friends on a tour—this time, of Australia’s Northern Territory.
As the number of battery-powered consumer devices around the world grows at an exponential rate, transporting the lithium batteries that power them is becoming increasingly problematic for airlines. NZALPA’s technical director, Captain Stu Julian, and Ross Gillespie, an NZALPA technical officer, highlight the increasing dangers of carrying lithium batteries by air.
Last year, Pacific Wings’ UK correspondent, Peter Cooper, attended the reopening of the Swedish Air Force Museum (Flygvapenmuseum) and its superb new Cold War