Aero Australia issue 22
Aero Australia issue 22 cover

Articles – issue 22


Avalon 2009: All the action from one of the world’s great air shows. p 20

Cessna Mustang: A look at Cessna’s entry-level bizjet in service. p 32

RAAF C-17 AME Training: The big airlifter is ideal for the Aero-Medical Evacuation role. p 38

Made in Australia: Airvan Update  The latest GippsAero Airvan information including a full production list. p 46

Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed: The Eurocopter Squirrel’s 35 years of commercial and operational success. p 52

The Canberra turns 60: Six decades on – the story of Britain’s hugely successful first generation jet bomber. p 58

David versus Goliath: The story behind Reg Ansett’s 1957 takeover of Australian National Airways. p 68

Mini profiles: A Canadian cavalary sword, an American lynchpin and a British diplomat. p 78

Affordable Glass: A look at a ‘plug-in’ EFIS for light aircraft. p 96


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on real pilots, extraordinary generosity and cheap political shots. p 5

AeroGrammes: Bits & pieces of aviation news and information from around the world. p 6

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

Skywarrior: Capt Joseph McConnell jr DSC  The Korean War’s top jet ace. p 84

AeroPeople: Dick Sims An Australian aviator of considerable note. p 90

Safe Flight: The hazards of incorrect loading. p 98

Album: Operations in East Timor a decade ago. p 100

Aero Reviews: Some books you might consider adding to your collections. p 104

Aero Modelling: The first generation of combat jets in metal and plastic. p 108