Brisbane Airport draws a $1.3 billion line in the sand

Any parent who has undertaken the relatively tedious task of visiting the local hardware store on a mission to top up the kids’ sandpit knows that a 20kg bag of sand weighs … well, 20kg and that means more than a bit of back-bending to get it on to the shopping trolley. Multiply that by an average sandpit … [Read more...]

Breaking the fast jet ceiling

Flying Officer Brooke Chivers and Pilot Officer Aroha Fifield (pictured) became the RAAF’s first female fast jet aircrew, qualifying as F-111 navigators in 2000. (Defence)

Welcome to our latest "Throwback Thursday" feature article from a past edition of Australian Aviation. Here, this June 2017 issue story from Max Blenkin looked at why Australia had yet to have a female fighter pilot. Since this story was published, two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) female fighter pilots … [Read more...]