Aero Australia issue 42
Aero Australia issue 42 cover

Articles – issue 42


Preserving the Pig: Where the RAAF’s F-111s ended up and the huge effort behind preserving many of them. p 22

100 years of Point Cook: The ‘cradle of Australian military aviation’ celebrates its centenary. p 32

NEO, MAX & Cseries: The new generation narrowbody airliners – how are they stacking up? p 40

Testing the 787-9: Boeing’s newest visits New Zealand and Australia and does some testing while it’s here. p 46

Top Cats: Grumman’s naval jet fighters, from Panther to Tomcat. p 50

Dassault Falcon 20: The first of a long line of bizjets, with some Frency flair! p 58

Romeo and Juliet: MH-60R and C-27J – two new air assets for the Australian Defence Force are handed over. p 64

Mini Profile: A lightie from Japan, lit by the Pleiades group of stars. p 70

Skywarrior: Gpt Capt Gordon Steege  A stellar career from North Africa to the Pacific and Korea. p 72


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on subsidising Qantas and asking if our sacrifices in Afghanistan have been worth it. p 7

AeroGrammes: Bits and pieces of news and information from around the aviation world. p 8

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: Point Cook’s Centenary of Australian Military Flying show. p 78

Aero Album: A look back at the 1964 Ansett Air Race and some of aircraft which participated’. p 86

Aero Models: Boeing, plane maker to the world in metal and plastic. p 92

Safe Flight: Trapped – an ag pilot miscalculates. p 98