Aero Australia issue 44
Aero Australia issue 44
Aero Australia issue 44 cover

Articles – issue 44


A350 Down Under: XWB to NZ, part of the Airbus A350’s recent ‘world tour’.  p16

RAAF: The Second 50 Years: A look back and ahead at the RAAF’s second half century as its 100th birthday approaches.  p24

Made In Australia: CAC Woomera  A bold attempt to develop a home grown WWII strike bomber.  p32

RAAF KC-30A Update: How the Airbus A330MRTT/KC-30A tanker-transport is settling in to RAAF service.  p40

Living History: A visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.  p44

Douglas Commercial Eight: The story of the first Douglas jet airliner.  p50

Beechcraft Baron: The perennial piston twin, still going strong after more than half a century.  p60

Upgrading The Hawk: Preparing the RAAF’s Hawk lead-in fighter trainers for the future.  p66

People: The Brothers Morrison  James and John Morrison combine their professional music careers with a love of flying.  p70

Skywarrior: Werner Mölders  The first centurion fighter pilot.  p76


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on new management, airport security grammar, and baseball bats!  p7

Aerogrammes: Bits and pieces of news and information from around the aviation world. p8

Warbirds & Vintage: News from the world of old aeroplanes.  p18

Movements: Some of the aircraft spotted around the traps over the last few months.  p20

Mini Profile: Convair’s ill-fated 880 and 990 jetliners.  p74

Air Shows: A selection from the USA and Britain.  p82

Album: Melbourne’s Essendon Airport, six decades ago.  p88

Aero Models: Mosquito – the ‘Wooden Wonder’ in metal and plastic.  p94

Safe Flight: A happy outcome in the last words written by our friend and colleague, the late Mac Job.  p98