Aero Australia issue 24
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Articles – issue 24


News Feature: Super Hornet  The RAAF enters a new combat aircraft era. p 6

Caribou: Farewell to a faithful friend after 45 years’ RAAF service. p 24

Made In Australia: CAC Wirraway  The aircraft that established a viable Australian industry. p 36

Mini profiles: A three-pronged missed opportunity and a blessed campaigner. p 46

RAAF F-111: A look behind the scenes at ‘Pig’ operations at RAAF Amberley – while we still can. p 50

Future RAAF: Wedgies and Sea Gods  A look at the 737-based Wedgetail, P-8A Poseidon and EP-X programmes. p 56

Starship’s Brave New World: Why Beechcraft’s futuristic bizprop failed in the marketplace. p 62

Embraer Bizjets: The Brazilian manufacturer’s major assault on the corporate jet market. p 68


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on political correctness, historical inaccuracy and flying pigs! 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 20

Album Special: A further pictorial tribute to the Caribou, then and now. p 32

Skywarrior: The First To Die  A tribute to the first Australian airmen ‘killed in action’ in six campaigns. p 74

Air Shows: Duxford Flying Legends and Oshkosh AirVenture. p 80

AeroPeople: Mark Fitzsimmons  Blue skies for a small business. p 84

Safe Flight: A lesson from the past. p 88

Aero Modelling: Beasts of burden in metal and plastic. p 92