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Scramble 447 - August 2016

Scramble 447 contains a lot of news and this month a few special items:

Paramaribo-Zanderij 2016 - part 2

Another overview of what has been happening at our Surinam airport.

La Ferté Alais

Already for the 44th year this time, an annual airshow was organised at the aerodrome of Cerny-La Ferté Alais, south-west of Paris. For many European spotters this show, traditionally held during the Pentecost weekend, is considered to be the opening of the new airshow season. Our Warbirds editor and another Scramble editor visited this event and came back with an interesting report on the get-together of old aircraft.

 

 

In Focus

BARG DVD 2 (1982 - 1988) (SOON TO BE RELEASED)

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. DVD2 is now with the scanning company and it is planned to have it on sale by late August/early September.  It will be searchable and in addition to BARG Visit Reports and Air Show checklists it contains the following:-    Preview

You can order your copy already in our webshop here