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Scramble 448 - September 2016

Scramble 448 contains a lot of news and this month a few special items:

USCG Aviation Training Center

An overview of the United States Coast Guard's Aviation Training Center, based at CGAS Mobile (AL). One of our readers submitted an article on his visit to the base and we added an overview of the current active USCG aircraft. A very interesting read!

Hawgsmoke 2016

This year Davis-Monthan AFB (AZ) had the honour to host the biennial Warthog competition, in which the various units operating the mighty A-10 fight it out in fields like Long Range Strafe, Low Angle Strafe and Low Angle High Drag Pop-Up. Our very own Dennis Peteri paid a visit and came back with a list of participants and of course the winner!

 

In Focus

 

NOW AVAILABLE! BARG DVD 2 (1982 - 1988)

Between 1958 and 2000 BARG and its predecessors produced some 29,000 pages of very detailed and profusely illustrated military-orientated magazines and books.  Although the publications side of BARG ceased in 2000 the then BARG Committee has remained in existence to oversee the assets and the good name of the Group. Although BARG has been enthusiastic over the last six years, it is only within the last nine months that an opportunity has arisen to digitise over four DVDs containing the entire output of BARG in its current and former incarnations (see heading). All this was made possible with the help of the Dutch Aviation Society.

Anyone familiar with BARG publications of the 1950s and 1960s would realise that the task of preparing these for scanning would be very challenging and so the decision was taken to produce DVD2 first followed by DVD3, DVD1 and DVD4 at approximately six-monthly intervals. It will be searchable and in addition to BARG Visit Reports and Air Show checklists it contains the following:-    Preview

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