Aero Australia issue 16
Aero Australia issue 16 cover

Articles – issue 16


US Air Force 60 years: The USAF celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. p 22

Alenia C-27j Spartan: Is this the RAAF’s Caribou replacement? p 30

Made in Australia: CAC Mustang  The famous fighter’s Australian manufacturing programme. p 36

USS Kitty Hawk: The ‘Big Cat’ comes to town. p 44

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

Mini profiles: The Saab Draken, Beech Queen Air and Grumman Wildcat. p 50

Boeing 707: Birth of an airliner dynasty. p 56

Eurocopter EC 130b4: A bit of this and that… p 72


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on aerobatics and the mass media – again! 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: Adolf Galland  Germany’s great fighter pilot of WWII. p 78

Aero People: Carolyn Grace  An Aussie rose in an English garden. p 84

Aero Shows:  Action from Bundaberg and Duxford. p 90

Safe Flight: Safety headroom – are the margins sufficient? p 94

Aero Album: RAAF aircraft between the wars in glorious black and white. p 98

Aero Reviews: Some books to keep you informed and flight planning software to keep you on track. p 104

Aero Modelling: Boeing’s Jubilee Jet in metal and plastic. p 106