Aero Australia issue 13
Aero Australia issue 13 cover

Articles – issue 13


Headlines 2006: What shaped the aviation world in 2006. p 20

Aussie warbirds 2006: What’s been happening on the warbirds scene. p 28

Rolls-Royce Merlin: The powerplant of legends in detail. p 32

Made in Australia: Fawcett 120  A brave attempt at a local lightie. p 42

News choppers: News gathering from the air. p 48

Red Bull air races: Motorsport at dot feet and 10g. p 53

God of Fire: The story of Avro’s Tin Triangle, the mighty Vulcan. p 56

Mini profiles: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet, NAMC YS-11 and Bell P-59 Airacomet. p 66

Album special: Ansett  Looking back at a great Australian airline. p 72


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on the media and with a suggestion for Airbus. 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: Sqn Ldr Sir Bob Cowper  Night fighter ace. p 80

Aero people: Ron Flockhart  A pilot and racing driver’s tragic quest. p 86

Aero Shows: The Richmond Defence Force Show and a day out at Edwards AFB. p 92

Safe Flight: When bending the rules and over-confidence become fatal. p 102

Aero Reviews: Some books to keep you informed and entertained over the holiday season. p 104

Aero Modelling: We build an Aussie Hudson for you. p 108