Aero Australia issue 18
Aero Australia issue 18 cover

Articles – issue 18


Colin Pay: An affectionate portrait of the great man. p 24

The first Learjets: The origins of a widely distributed species. p 32

Made in Australia: DH Mosquito  The ‘Wooden Wonder’ down under. p 38

White Elephant: The life and times of the Bristol Brabazon. p 50

Brief encounter: The F-4 Phantom in RAAF service. p 56

Mini profiles: The Vickers Wellington and Cessna 310. p 64

de Havilland Heritage Centre: Preserving the history of a great manufacturer. p 70

Mapping the sea: A day in the life of the RAN LADS Flight. p 74

The mystery of Mike Delta X-ray: Twenty-seven years on, a missing Cessna 210 has still not been found. p 80


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on rogue websites and the perils of light aircraft manufacture. 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 16

Skywarrior: Flying Officer Dick Glyde DFC  An Australian Hurricane pilot in the Battle of France and Britain. p 86

Aero Show: A Gathering of warbirds at Point Cook. p 94

Safe Flight: Definitely dodgy – the perils of private airstrips. p 96

Aero Album: Phantoms in RAAF service 1970-73. p 98

Aero Reviews: Some new books for your collection including three to take you back to your misspent youth! p 104

Aero Modelling: The Hawker Hurricane in metal and plastic. p 106