Aero Australia issue 15
Aero Australia issue 15 cover

Articles – issue 15


Airbus A380: Getting it together. p 20

Skywarrior: Bobby Gibbes  Celebrating a great life. p 26

Trans Australia Airlines: Fleet list and potted history of ‘The Friendly Way’. p 34

Bell Jetranger: Still going strong after four decades. p 50

Made in Australia: DH Tiger Moth  The aircraft that trained a generation of pilots. p 56

Mini profiles: The de Havilland Chipmunk, North American B-25 Mitchell and Nord 262. p 64

Kittyhawk warbirds of Australia and NZ: The resurgence of an unsung hero. p 70

Inside the B-17: The story of Avro’s Tin Triangle, the mighty Vulcan. p 56


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor editorialises on editorials! (and a TV show) 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 12

Aero People: Judy Pay  The first Lady of Australian warbirds. p 82

Aero Shows: Omaka, Nowra and Echuca. p 88

Safe Flight: Are you ready for when the GPS fails? p 96

Aero Album: Sevens and Eights at Sydney in the 1970s. p 98

Aero Reviews: Some books and DVDs to keep you happy over the winter months. p 104

Aero Modelling: The Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk in metal and plastic. p 106