Aero Australia issue 25
Aero Australia issue 25 cover

Articles – issue 25


Headlines 2009: Some of the events that shaped the aviation world last year. p 16

Fokker’s Regional Airliners: From F27 to F100, a look at the Dutch manufacturer’s turboprops and jets – and the reasons behind its downfall. p 28

Made In Australia: CAC Boomerang  Australia’s first and only entirely locally designed and built fighter to achieve production. p 36

Bell 47: A refurbished classic helicopter is taking tourists on sightseeing flights over the world’s  greatest harbour – Sydney. p 46

Magpies Return: The story of the reputation of the last two unaccounted-for Australian servicemen from the Vietnam War – the crew of RAAF Canberra A84-231. p 50

Piper Cherokee: Piper’s ubiquitous Indian celebrates its 50th birthday. p 56

Mini profiles: A Canadian amphibious rodent and a pair of fast felines from the US of A. p 64

Skywarrior: F/O Edgar ‘Cobber’ Kain  A Kiwi ace of the Battles of France and Britain. p 68


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor goes all whimsical and philosophical – but quickly recovers! p 5

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

Movements: Some of the aircraft spotted around the traps over the last few months. p 22

Air Shows: Townsville,  Jamestown and Perth’s Langley Park. p 74

AeroPeople: Kim Rolph-Smith  An eminent warbirder and his adventure flights business’. p 80

Safe Flight: Too much flying, too little preparation. p 98

Album: Vietnam snapshots 1970-71. p 84

Aero Reviews: Some reading to curl up with over the winter months. p 88

Aero Modelling: Aircraft of the Great War in metal and plastic. p 92