Aero Australia issue 20
Aero Australia issue 20 cover

Articles – issue 20


Farewell 707: The last RAAF Boeing 707 retires from service. p 24

F-35 JSF: Future RAAF? A look at Australia’s involvement in the JSF programme so far. p 32

A320:Hi Tech Trendsetter The life and times of the fast-selling Airbus A320. p 46

Made in Australia: CAC Winjeel  The last wholly original Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation design to make production. p 46

Hercules Golden Jubilee: The Lockheed C-130 Hercules celebrates 50 years of RAAF service. p 56

Marking Targets: The RAAF’s Forward Air Control Development Unit profiled. p 64

Mini profiles: The Rockwell OV-10 Bronco and short 330/360. p 76

Poison Pen: E J Hart versus Smithy and Ulm. p 79

Album special: The 1988 Australian Bicentennial Airshow revisited. p 96


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on making noise and conspiracy theories. 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: Sqn Ldr ‘Butch’ Gordon & Flg Off Ron Jordon  A deadly team when flying together in a Beaufighter. p 70

People: three ladies An trio of women who fly helicopters for business and pleasure. p 82

Aero Shows: Two overseas biggies – Farnborough and Oshkosh. p 88

Safe Flight: Taildragger or trike? p 94

Aero Reviews: Some new books and DVDs to keep you entertained and informed when there’s nothing to watch on TV (which let’s face it, is most of the time). p 102

Aero Modelling: Navy wings, from Swordfish to Hornets and lots in between. p 106