Aero Australia issue 4
Aero Australia issue 4 cover

Articles – issue 4


Boeing 757: The ‘big narrowbody’ reaches the end of the line. p 26

RAAF Fighters of WWII: From Buffalos to Mustangs, the fighters that served Australia 1939-45. p 34

Made In Australia: Jabiru  An Australian success story from Bundaberg. p 44

ROBBO!: A look at the world’s top-selling helicopters, the R22 and R44. p 50

Harriers, V/STOL And All That: One man’s personal opinion of the value of vertical flight. p 56

The Eighth Dash: Canada’s best-selling regional turboprop examined. p 64

Doctor’s Day at Cook: Outback clinic flying half a century ago. p 72

Pacific Aerospace: New Zealand’s primary aircraft manufacturer past, present and future. p 82



Wilson’s Commentary: The editor laments the future of general aviation in Sydney. p 1

AeroGrammes: Bits and pieces of information from the aviation world. p 4

Aero Mail: Things you’re telling us. p 13

Movements: World Hot Air Balloon Championships, Pitch Black visitors and aircraft spotted around the traps. p 16

Skywarrior: Geffrey Atherton, one of the heroes of Port Moresby and Milne Bay. p 78

Aero People: Nigel Love  The story of an unsung Australian pioneer. p 88

Safe Flight: Landing – an inexact science? p 94

AirShows: Farnborough 2004  Not what it used to be? p 98

Aero Modelling: Airliners with an Aussie theme, in metal and plastic. p 102

Aero Album: Snapshots from Vietnam 1966-70. p 108

Aero Reviews: Books, DVDs and videos for your enjoyment. p 112