Aero Australia issue 2
Aero Australia issue 2 cover

Articles – issue 2


General Dynamics F-111: From zero to hero, a modern combat classic. p 20

Airbus 340: The ‘long ranger’ stretches its legs. p 30

RAAF Jet Fighters: Blood suckers, heavenly bodies, swords optical illustions and stinging insects. p 30

Cirrus SR22: At last, general aviation embraces the 21st Century. p 46

Extending The 777: Boeing’s big twin tests its limits. p 52

Made In Australia: GAF Nomad; the true story of the ‘unwanted child’ finally told. p 56

Jet Pioneers: Flying the first Qantas Boeing 707s. p 68

NSW Police Air Wing: Eyes in the sky serving the community. p 74



Wilson’s Commentary: The editor’s slant on ‘The Battle of the Big Boys’. p 1

AeroGrammes: Some of the happenings in the aviation world. p 4

Movements: A pictorial look at some aircraft comings-and-goings over the past few months. p 14

Skywarrior: Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott  Legendary Australian fighter ace of WWII. p 80

Aero People: Keith Robey  The doyen of Australian general aviation. p 86

Safe Flight: Which is safer, singles or twins? p 92

Kiwi Connection: News from across the Tasman. p 96

AirShow Reviews: Celebrating the Wright brothers at Point Cook. p 100

Aero Modelling: Aviation in minature, in metal and plastic. p 104

Aero Album: G for George and historic de Havilland from the photographic archives. p 106

Aero Reviews: Some books and an air show video for your enjoyment. p 112