Aero Australia issue 41
Aero Australia issue 41 cover

Articles – issue 41


JSF Update: How is Australia’s F-35 JSF programming going? When will we see it in RAAF colours?. p 24

Advanced Super Hornet: Boeing presents a JSF alternative or an upgrade to current aircraft. p 30

Ten years of Aero: The editor looks back on your favourite aviation magazine’s first decade. p 32

B-29 Superfortress: A technological marvel and World War II’s biggest stick. p 36

British Jetliners: The good, the bad and the ugly of an industry which can only look back. p 50

Skylane JT-A: Cessna looks ahead as avgas becomes an increasingly rare and expensive commodity. p 60

Skywarrior: AVM Don Bennett  From Imperial Airways to Pathfnder. p 64

Mini profiles: The original St Louis apparition and a wild pussycat. p 70

Bell 407gx & 412epi: High technology joins proven airframes. p 74


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on Qantas’ future and a probably crazy prediction on where it will be in 10 years. p 5

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

Warbirds & Historics news: What’s going on in the world of old aeroplanes. p 16

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

Air Shows: The Temora Aviation Museum’s terriffic Warbirds Downunder show. p 78

Aircraft over the Harbour: The flypasts associated with the International Fleet Review over Sydney Harbour. p 84

Aero Album: Eddies Aeroplanes – a look at some of the aircraft flown by Connellan Airways in Australia’s ‘top end’. p 88

Aero Models: Classic Brits – Hawkers with propellers in metal and plastic. p 92

Safe Flight: A certain inevitability to the end of a 172. p 98