Aero Australia issue 31
Aero Australia issue 31 cover

Articles – issue 31


RAAF Air Lift Group: Natural disasters in Australia, New Zealand and Japan – a very busy start to the year. p 18

Death of an Airline: It’s nearly a decade since Ansett collapsed – we revisit the reasons why. p 26

Made In Australia: GippsAero Update A lot has been happening with the local manufacturer over the past couple of years. p 34

RAAF Pilgrimage: A wonderful event to celebrate the RAAF’s 90th birthday. p 40

And then there was one: The tragic story of Airlines of Australia’s Stinson tri-motors and the lessons learned. p 46

The Frightening! Mach 2 over the North Sea in an English Electric Lightning. p50

Avanti: The story of Italy’s unconventional business turboprop. p 56

Mini Profiles: English thunder, a pair of wartime Hawkers and a Ford that flies. p 62

Skywarrior: The Red Baron  Manfred von Richthofen’s Australian connections and his still-controversial final day. p 68


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor shows his gratitude – twice! 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 14

Air Shows: Omaka Classic Fighters, the AAAA fly-in and Air show and some extra stuff from Avalon. p 74

Book Review: Just one this time but it’s a beauty if you’re into Spitfires. p 88

Album: Some classic Brits to remind you of how things used to be. You can almost hear the Gipsy engines popping! p 90

Aero Models: From Russia with love – in metal and plastic. p 94