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First Two Bahraini Hawks Delivered

THE FIRST batch of two Hawk Mk 129s for the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) left BAE Systems’ Warton Airfield, Lancashire, on October 13 at the start of their delivery flight. In addition to their full RBAF marking and serials, the two aircraft, 501/ ZK108 and 502/ZK109, retained their UK military test serials and temporary RAF roundels and fin flashes for the four-day ferry flight.

They touched down at Shaikh Isa Air Base, Bahrain, at 1600hrs on October 17 and were received on arrival by Brigadier Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, the Commander of the RBAF, along with the RBAF

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First time astronomers

We let two novice stargazers loose on our telescopes to see how they got on.

Celestron NexStar 4SE

Tested by: Steven Litton

Cost: £479/$499


“The Celestron NexStar 4SE telescope is well packaged and quick and easy to assemble. It looks very modern and professional with its orange barrel and chrome tripod. The tripod is solid, sturdy and easy to adjust in height with the quick release screws. The instructions are clear and I had the telescope set up in less than 30 minutes. It needs eight AA batteries for the main motor and a CR2032 battery for the

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On the «theorists» and «police».

With age, I think I would have to feel less and less desire to respond to the claims expressed by me to the thoughts and ideas of people whose expertise is just in these matters, I have the right to question. A pair of short examples.

It is a mature man with a great hunting experience casts doubt on my opinion about T03-34 as a good gun and lead, in particular, an example of «failure», in his opinion, the decision in the design of the shotgun — a method of fastening screws on the trunks of the forearm. This, they

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Such dreams

Summer, to compose, to marry and travel … of their profession — to bring people happiness and a smile! WHO ARE THEY? Beautiful and confident woman who chose WORK at the behest of the soul. They told us about their way to success


Wedding planner

Ten years of my life spent in show business. I’ve always liked beautiful event, and not just participate in them, but also to organize, too. At the time when I started to think that it’s time to throw a stage career and do some serious business, she met her future husband. And away

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About Sable restrooms and dining

Hunters and naturalists have long noticed that sable often leaves droppings on an elevated, hard, smooth and clean places — trails, ski, stumps, fallen trees, rocks and so on. D. Zoologist Vladimir Rajewski once on the two-kilometer stretch of forest trails of excrement found 28 Sable. PP Tarasov believed sable deliberately leaves droppings in such places that they are Notice marks indicative of the occupied territories, and serve as a cautionary signal «trespassers, beware»). PP Tarasov wrote: «These signs have sables are mainly droppings that sable constantly leaves any noticeable places. Just like dogs and wolves make their «signatures»

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First Ten SAAF Hawks Enter Service

MOSIUOA LEKOTA, South Africa’s Defence Minister, officially re-opened the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) 85 Combat Flying School (85 CFS) at Air Force Base (AFB) Makhado on October 19. The first ten SAAF Hawk Mk 120 lead-in fighter trainers for the SAAF were officially handed over at the same time. The unit, the SAAF’s only fighter pilot training squadron, had closed down last year to await the arrival of the Hawks after moving from AFB Hoedspruit to Makhado. The first Hawk was delivered to Makhado in September 2005 for initial ground crew familiarisation and training (see First SAAF Hawk Delivery,

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On the timing of planting grapes

C 1948, I grow grapes in the garden. First planted seedlings in the spring, and since 1956 — in the fall.

Plants put in a deep, well-loosened the pit, and they find themselves in a saucer-depth, below the surface of the soil at 7-8 cm.

In terms Rasskazovsky production management, Tambov region, with the autumn planting grapes I had better take root and grow well in the spring. The first summer they give a gain of 80 — 100 centimeters (40-50 cm in the spring). The vine ripens fully and shrubs well overwinter in the soil layer of shelter

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First Omani F-16 Flies

LOCKHEED MARTIN flew the first F-16 for Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), the first two-seat F-16D Block 50, 801 (c/n TQ-1, USAF/02-2123), from Fort Worth, Texas, on July 8. Under the Peace A’sama A’safiya (Clear Skies) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, the RAFO is acquiring a total of 12 F-16C/D Block 50+ aircraft, comprising eight F-16Cs with c/ns TP-1 to TP-8 (USAF serials 02-2115 to 02-2122) and four F-16Ds, TQ-1 to TQ-4 (USAF/02-2123 to 02-2126). Apart from the first aircraft seen at Fort Worth, 801 (which takes up a serial previously used on a Hunter 1.66), RAFO serials for

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Ways of development of hospital construction

L. Yurovsky, the candidate of architecture

New organizational forms of medical care, carried out by the Ministry of Health in recent years (the association of hospitals with polyclinics) and in the common organic fusion of inpatient and outpatient care, in a rather largely change the structure of the old hospital, regardless of its organization (decentralized, mixed, centralized ).

In this regard, the architects there is a problem — to develop a new structure of the hospital, while ensuring appropriate conditions for hospital and outpatient.

One of the major issues that have a significant impact on the bulk composition of

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First Oman Lynn Deliveries

AGUSTA WESTLAND has now completed five of the 16 Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Super Lynx 300 Mk 120s that were ordered under a contract signed on January 19, 2002. The first RAFO Super Lynx, 757/ZJ971, made its first flight at Yeovil on October 25, 2003, and together with the second and third examples, it was loaded onto an An-124 at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, on June 23. They arrived in Oman the following day. Details of equipment fit have not been revealed, although the helicopters are believed to have an Avitronics electronic warfare suite.

In addition, CAE announced on

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