Aero Australia issue 3
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Articles – issue 3


BAE Hawk 127: The RAAF’s new-generation jet trainer. p 18

Airbus A300: Europe’s pioneering widebody twinjet examined from conception to today. p 28

Temora Aviation Museum: Establishing and operating a major warbirds facility. p 34

Made In Australia: DHA Drover  De Havilland’s brave attempt to build an Outback aeroplane. p 40

Antonov AN-140: An alternative regional turboprop from the Ukraine. p 52

Tiger Moth: Back to basics in de Havilland’s biplane trainer. p 56

Navigating By Bird’s Nest: The life of a regional airline pilot a generation ago. p 60

RAAF Amberley: A Day In The Life; a look around the home of the F-111. p 66



Wilson’s Commentary: The editor comtemplates Nomads and the mass media. p 1

AeroGrammes: Some of the happenings in the world of aviation. p 4

Movements: A pictorial look at some aircraft comings-and-goings over the past few months. p 12

Skywarrior: Tony Gaze  WWII ‘double ace’ and Grand Prix racing driving. p 72

Aero People: Sir Lawrence Wackett  The great Australian aviation industrialist’s life and times. p 78

Safe Flight: The temptation of trying to beat the weather. p 85

Kiwi Connection: News from across the Tasman. p 88

AirShows Review: Wanaka Warbirds, Caboolture Air Spectacular, Tyabb Mustangs and Bussleton. p 90

Aero Modelling: Modelling and the movies, in metal and plastic. p 102

Aero Album: Convairs, DCs and others at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm half a century ago. p 108

Aero Reviews: Some books and a DVD for your enjoyment. p 112