Aero Australia issue 12
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Articles – issue 12


The Huey turns 50: The world’s most recognised helicopter celebrates its golden anniversary. p 22

Tristar: Lockheed’s last airliner  The story of the widebody Trijet from California. p 34

Eye of the Tiger: Australian Army aviation joins the 21st century. p 44

Made in Australia: Macchi MB-326H The RAAF’s ‘all through’ jet trainer in detail. p 50

Mini profiles: The North American Super Sabre, Beech Bonanza and Aviation Traders Cavair. p 60

Air World: This great collection of vintage and historic aircraft may have been broken up, but the individual aircraft survive. p 66

Widebody Bizjet: The Challenger 600 family from an idea by Bill Lear to ongoing success. p 72

Wheelies with Wings: Giving disabled people the chance to fly. p 80


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on terrorists and a revisionary historians. p 1

AeroGrammes: Bits & pieces of news and information from the aviation world. p 6

Movements: Some aircraft spotted around the traps over the last few months. p 15

Skywarrior: Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader  Fighter leader extraordinaire – the legendary ‘Tin Legs’. p 86

Safe Flight: How an operations manual nearly brought down a Fokker F27. p 93

Aero People: Svetlana Kapanina  The Siberian Angel aerobatics champion. p 96

Aero Reviews: A selection of books to help you informed and entertained. p 103

Aero Album: A selection of photographs featuring Australia’s own GAF Nomad. p 106

Aero Modelling: Black is beautiful – a look at stealthy and/or secret aircraft models in metal and plastic. p 114