Aero Australia issue 23
Aero Australia issue 23 cover

Articles – issue 23


Spitfire: The remarkable development story of the great fighter. p 20

Hawker 4000: It took a while, but the super mid-sized bizjet with the composites fuselage is here. p 28

(Almost) Silent Flight: Giding is a great way to get into the air, or to refine your existing skills. p 34

Flawed Gem: The story of the ‘flying egg’, the Hughes 500 light turbine helicopter. p 40

Beaufort Restoration: How an Australian Bristol Beaufort is being restored to airworthinessr. p 46

Mini profiles: The world’s second jet airliner, commuters from Beechcraft and a Japanese fighter. p 52

de Havilland Comet: Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the pioneer jet airliner’s first flight. p 58

Made in Australia: Avro Lincoln  The story of the largest aircraft built by the Australian aircraft industry. p 68


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on some issues emerging from the Defence White Paper. p 5

AeroGrammes: All the news that’s fit to print – and some that’s probably not – from around the world. p 6

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

Skywarrior: Flt Lt Charles Fry DFC  A gladiator over Egypt and Greece. p 76

Air Shows: Omaka Classic Fighters, Echuca antiques and Masterton WWI classics. p 82

AeroPeople: Chris Sperou Australia’s ‘Mr Aerobatics’. p 92

Safe Flight: Sound advice that needs to be repeated. p 98

Album: Vietnam snapshots 1970-71. p 100

Aero Reviews: Some reading to curl up with over the winter months. p 104

Aero Modelling: Aircraft of the Great War in metal and plastic. p 108