Aero Australia issue 11
Aero Australia issue 11 cover

Articles – issue 11


The Douglas Commercials: A look back at 73 years of ‘DC3s’. p 22

Henry Millicer and Victa: A very special Made In Australia (and NZ) feature. p 34

Mini Profiles: The Hawker Hunter, Vought, Corsair and Boeing Stratocruiser. p 50

RAAF Williamtown: A day in the life of ‘Fightertown Downunder’. p 56

American Invasion: How US light aircraft overwhelmed the Brits in Australia after WWII. p 62

An Explorer’s Tale: A man, a Eurocopter EC 135 and a quest for adventure. p 68

The Showman: Pip Borrman  Life on the aerobatic edge. p 88


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on the decline of an industry and a new meaning for the term ‘cattle class’. p 1

AeroGrammes: Bits & pieces of news and information from the aviation world. p 4

Movements: Some aircraft spotted around the traps over the last few months. p 14

Skywarrior: am Sir Harold Brownlow (‘Mickey’) Martin  Australian ‘dam buster’ and master bomber pilot. p 74

Air Shows: Warbirds Over Wanaka’s end of an era and the AAAA National Fly-in. p 80

Safe Flight: The dangers of winter flying. p 95

Aero Reviews: A varied selection of books to help you wile away those cold winter evenings. p 98

Aero Album: 1950 and ’60s miscellany from the Dr Leslie Turner collection. p 100

Aero Modelling: The North American P-51 Mustang in metal and plastic. p 106