Aero 46 cover
Aero 46 cover

Aero Australia issue 46 cover

Articles – issue 46


Farewell 767: After 31 years, the Boeing 767 disappears from Australian passenger service.  p26

Phantoms With Cameras: The photo-reconnaissance Phantoms were important specialist variants of the famous fighter.  p30

Hercules Retasked: The RAAF’s C-130J fleet is undergoing a transformation from strategic to mainly tactical transport.  p38

Mini Profiles: A pumped up Boeing and an amphibious Russian.  p46

Saving Electra: The investigation  and subsequent massive rectification programme which saved Lockheed’s turboprop airliner.  p50

B-52 Over Vietnam: The story of ‘The Buff”s’ role in the South-East Asian war, half a century after it was first deployed.  p66

Editor’s Choice: Top 20 GA Aircraft  The editor picks what he considers to be the 20 most important general aviation aircraft.  p74

ADF Helicopter Training: The future is here through the HATS programme.  p82

Skywarrior: Alex Roberts  Fighter pilot, escapee and Chindit.  p84


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor on the mass media and conspiracy theories.  p7

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

Aerogrammes Extra: Updating the RAAF’s role in Operation Okra. p16

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

Movements: Some of the aircraft spotted around the traps over the last few months.  p22

Aero Shows: Avalon 2015  The big one presents its usual variety in another massive air display. p58

Aero Reviews: Three books which may find a place on your shelves.  p89

Album: Essendon Airport Memories Part 2.  p90

Aero Models: The spirit of Anzac in metal and plastic.  p94

Safe Flight: Taildragger or trike? Each has its place in the aviation continuum.  p98