Welcome to the MILAVIA newsletter. In case you have been wondering whether you were failing to receive the newsletter, do not worry, you were not. Unfortunately I have not had enough time in the past months to create a newsletter. But I have been working on the website and there have been some interesting updates. Still I wish I had more time to spend working on the website.
Here is an overview of the most important changes and updates since the last newsletter. Make sure you check out the highlighted ones! For the full update list, visit the updates page
Regading previously new sections
Before the end of last year the airshows section was added: MILAVIA Air Shows. Although adding the airshow reports was not a problem, the display team profiles are delayed, and there have not been as many and/or up-to-date airshow previews as I hoped. Please contact me if you feel you can write a nice preview for your local airshow!
Last year, I also opened the online store: MILAVIA Shop. Unfortunately, I have not been able to add more products to the shop. Because I only have a limited amount of time to work on the website, I am considering to drop the shop idea for now.
As you can see in the update list, I have added video galleries to some of the aircraft sections. Using the video gallery, you can find movies of the particular aircraft and download them at Patrick's Aviation Site. In the coming months, more video galleries will be added for the other aircraft as well.
Next Aircraft Section
Currently, I am working on a large section dedicated to the Mi-24 Hind combat helicopter family. It will take some time before it is finished, so I may add or update another aircraft section in the mean time.
MILITARY AVIATION NEWS
MILAVIA Aviation News Headlines
Finland will Order two plus five C-295 Transports (5 May)
Lockheed Martin to produce 112 PAC-3 Missiles (4 May)
France to Upgrade Moroccan Mirage F-1 Fleet (2 May)
India Retired Last of its MiG-25s (1 May)
Switzerland Orders 20 EC635/EC135 Helicopters (26 Apr)
South African Super Lynx 300 First Flight (25 Apr)
First Four Upgraded MiG-29s Delivered to Slovakian AF (24 Apr)
Lockheed Martin Delivers 4,300th F-16 (23 Apr)
B-1B Bomber Radar Upgrade (22 Apr)
Jordan to buy Dutch and Belgian F-16s (21 Apr)
First British-built Sentinel in formal flight testing (14 Apr)
Korean Helicopter Program (KHP) Final Go Ahead (13 Apr)
Sixth RQ-4 Global Hawk Delivered to U.S. Air Force (12 Apr)
USMC orders Sikorsky CH-53K (11 Apr)
Thailand Wants Six MH-60S Helicopters (10 Apr)
QUIZ RESULTS April 2006
Here are the results for the quiz of Aprili. To view the results and answers of previous quizes, check out the website http://www.milavia.net/quiz/
* = incomplete or not completely correct answers
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PICTURE OF THE MONTH
The picture of this month is this photo by Glenn E. Bloore, taken at Red Flag 2006-1.
For the coming months, you can expect the following updates. Soon a small air show photo report will be added for the March ARB AirFest 2006. Also with the European airshow season starting soon, you can expect a number of new airshow reports with more stunning photos.
I will continue to add more video galleries. I am trying to keep working on the Mi-24 Hind pages, and at the same time to update some of the existing aircraft sections.
The website is becoming ever more popular. I am happy to see more visitors, more members, more contributors, more ad revenues and even happier to see all the loyal visitors who keep returning to my website. Thank you! Unfortunately, I had some set-backs as well. Because of some attempts to abuse my e-mail forms, I had to replace them. The new forms initially created some problems, sorry for any inconvenience. Another problem was that Nedstat (the company providing the webcounters that I used) became Webstats4u and the new owners decided to show pop-ups on all pages with a counter. Again, sorry for any inconvenience. I hate pop-ups myself and I have therefore removed the counters. However, some of them are still there, they will be removed with the next update of the particular page.
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