Aero Australia issue 5
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Articles – issue 5


Headlines 2004: That was the year, that was. p 22

Made In Australia: Hornet  How Australia selected and built its front line fighter. p 32

Super Hornet: The F/A-18’s ‘generation two’ is a big advance. p 44

RAAF Squadron Codes of WWII: Cracking those codes, from A to Z. p 46

Original Regional: Germany’s VFW 614 small jet airliner was well ahead of its time. p 52

The Art of Juanita Franzi: Aviation’s talented illustrator. p 60

Adastra Surveys: Mapping the nation p 66

Send Me An Angel: The Hunter Region’s Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service. p 78



Wilson’s Commentary: The editor thinks about the RAAF air combat force’s future and mobile telephones. p 1

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

Movements: Aircraft spotted around the traps and the USS John C Stennis visits WA. p 14

Skywarrior: William Newton VC  The RAAF’s only Victoria Cross winner of the Pacific War. p 74

Aero People: Jake Newham  From Cowra to Chief of the Air Staff. p 84

Safe Flight: Taking off – exploding some myths. p 90

AirShows: The Amberley Defence Force show and Toowoomba Festival of Aviation. p 94

Aero Modelling: Military aircraft with an Aussie theme, in metal and plastic. p 100

Aero Album: The Lockheed Electra in Australian skies. p 108

Aero Reviews: Some books to consider for your holiday reading. p112