Aero Australia issue 28
Aero Australia issue 28 cover

Articles – issue 28


JSF Update: The current situation with the RAAFs planned future combat aircraft. p 14

75th Anniversary Legends: Three classics celebrating their 75th birthdays – Hurricane, B-17 Fortress and Douglas DC-3. p 22

Ansett versus Butler: The story behind a controversial chapter in Australian airline history. p 36

European Challenger: The Guimbal Cabri brings modern technology and design standards to the two-seat light helicopter market. p 41

Territory Air Combat: Exercise Pitch Black 2010 – aerial wargames over Australia’s Top End. p 46

Top of its Class: The story of the remarkable 125/Hawker business jet, still going strong after nearly half a century. p50

Made In Australia: Seabird Seeker  It’s been a long and hard road, but the Seeker light surveillance platform is starting to gain the recognition it deserves. p 60

Skywarriors: The remarkable Ross Smith, World War I air ace and long-distance pioneer. p 66

Mini Profiles: A favourite German aunt and an unloved Brit. p 72


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor – found in a very bad mood – on stupidity. p 5

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

Movements: Some aircraft spotted around the traps by our photographers over the last few months. p 18

Album: Dakotas Downunder – a further tribute to the great transport aircraft on its 75th birthday. p 76

Air Shows: A roundup of some recent international events in the Uk and USA. p 80

Book Reviews: Some new books to entertain and educate you. p 88

Aero Modelling: Wings of the Rising Sun – Japanese aircraft of World War II in metal and plastic. p 90

Safe Flight: Look out the window – it’s amazing what you will see! p 98