Aero Australia issue 57 cover

Aero Australia issue 57 (Jan-Mar 2018)

Aero Australia issue 57 cover
Aero Australia issue 57 Jan-Mar 2018) cover

Articles – issue 57


Flying the A380: What’s it like to convert from Brand ‘B’ to Brand ‘A’? A vetran 747 captain makes the switch. P 24

God of the Sea: The RAAF’s new P-8 Poseidon is providing Australia with state-of-the-art maritime capability. P 30

Hunting Submarines: We take you on an RAAF training mission in an AP-3C Orion. P 36

Britain’s Big Twin: The typically British story of the ‘nearly successful’ Beagle B.206. P 44

Editor’s Choice – World War II’s Top 20: The 20 most significant aircraft of WWII – in the editor’s humble opinion. P 50

They Also Served: Some of the less well-known aircraft that have served the RAAF over the years. P 60

The Red Radials: Serious fun in the skies over Cowra in country New South Wales. P 66

Mini Profiles: British royalty, a seafaring robber and a place to “shuffle off to”. P 72

Skywarriors – 452 Squadron RAAF: Part 1 of a famous squadron’s history – Spitfires in England. P 76


Wilson’s Commentary: The editor makes some unlikely predictions for 2018. P 5

Aerogrammes: Bits and pieces of news and information from around the aviation world. P 6

Aerogrammes Extra: Airbus takes over the CSeries and probably saves it. P 14

Warbirds & Vintage: News from world of old aeroplanes. P 16

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

Air Shows: Warbirds at Temora and a South Australian Antiquers’ fly-in. P 82

Aero Album: Airliners at Sydney in the 1960s and ’70’s – in glorious living colour! P 88

Aero Reviews: A couple of new books of interest and a golden oldie from the editor’s collection. P 93

Aero Models: One of Sydney Camm’s finest – the Hawker Hurricane in metal and plastic. P 94