Aero Australia issue 32
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Articles – issue 32


Romeo comes Aboard: After a tough competitive battle, the MH-60R Seahawk combat helicopter is joining the RAN. p 18

Airbus A350: A look at the development and current status of the next big Airbus. p 24

Brumby: The story behind a successful Australian LSA including flight text. p 30

Pan Am 1927-91: A look at ‘the airline that taught the world to fly’, two decades after its demise. p 34

Turbine Robbo: The new Robinson R66 helicopter is set to be a winner. p 40

Mini Profiles: A Swedish regional, American twin and Italian lightweight. p 44

Tiger turns 80: De Havilland’s classic biplane trainer celebrates eight decades. p50

Southern Cross II: Returning the replica of Smithy’s ‘Old Bus’ to the air. p 64

Talisman Sabre 2011: Goodies versus baddies in the Top End. p 74

Classy Glass: The general aviation cockpit revolution. p 78


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on the Space shuttle, piloting skills and a marketing battle. 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

Album: Selection of images to help celebrate the Tiger Moth’s 80th birthday. p 60

Skywarrior: Sqn Ldr Peter Turnbull, an Aussie ace who fought against four flags. p 68

Air Shows: Three big ones from the USA and Britain. p 82

Book Reviews: Four new titles to keep you informed and entertained – start dropping Christmas hints now! p 88

Aero Models: Defending Australia during World War II in diecast and plastic aircraft models. p 92

Safe Flight: Stick and rudder skills – remember them? p 98