Aero Australia issue 17
Aero Australia issue 17 cover

Articles – issue 17


Headlines of 2007: A summary of the events that shaped the aviation world over the past year. p 20

Aussie warbirds 2007: What’s been happening on the local warbirds scene. p 28

Super Hornet: A look at Australia’s next combat aircraft. p 32

Airbus A350 XWB: If at first you don’t succeed…. p 38

Aerospace operational support unit: From ARDU to AOSG – supporting the AFD’s aviation assets. p 42

Mini profiles: The Dassault Mirage IV, Ju 87 Stuka and Percival Prince. p 50

CH-47 Chinook: The story of the west’s willing workhorse. p 56

Made in Australia: CAC Wackett Trainer  The first in-house design from the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation. p 62

Edgley Optica: For those who like their aeroplanes British and quirky! p 70


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on ADF air shows and a win for the good guys. p 3

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

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

Skywarrior: Ron Middleton VC  The man responsible for one of the greatest acts of bravery of WWII. p 76

Aero People: Neil Crompton  Pilot, racing driver and television commentator. p 82

Aero Shows: Action from the ADF show at Edinburgh and the Gathering of Mustangs in the USA. p 88

Safe Flight: A VMC pilot wanders into IMC conditions and survives – just. p 96

Aero Album: Mascot Miscellany – Sydney Airport in the 1970s. p 98

Aero Reviews: Some books and a DVD to inform and entertain you. p 104

Aero Modelling: Developing a theme in metal and plastic. p 106