Aero Australia issue 21
Aero Australia issue 21 cover

Articles – issue 21


Qantas gets the A380: A new era in Australian air transport begins. p 4

Headlines 2008: Some of the events that shaped the aviation world last year. p 26

Aussie Warbirds 2008: The Australian warbirds scene’s comings and goings. p 32

BBMF Winter Servicing: How the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight looks after its preceless fleet. p 36

The 747 turns 40: Four decades after its first flight, a look at the 747’s formative years. p 42

Sweet Liberty: New generation trainer – the Liberty XL2. p 50

Made in Australia: CAC CA-15  The story of the ultimate (in the true sense of the world) piston-engined fighter. p 56

Just Jane: A living Lancaster’s story. p 66

Mini profiles: Fairey’s Diptera of fire. p 78


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on industrial tardiness. p 3

AeroGrammes: Bits & pieces of aviation news and information from around the world. p 8

Movements: Some aircraft spotted around the traps over the last few months. p 20

Skywarrior: Grp Capt Keith Hampshire  Attack bomber master and night fighter ace. p 72

AeroPeople: William Boeing  The life and times of the aircraft manufacturer’s founder. p 80

Aero Shows: Amberley, Nowra and Duxford. p 86

Safe Flight: Pushing his luck. p 96

Album: British carrier operations in 1950. p 98

Aero Reviews: Some books and a DVD for you to consider for your collections. p 102

Aero Modelling: It’s all about bombers this time, in metal and plastic. p 106