Part of No. 204 pilots course’s graduation "thunderbird" formation flight. (LAC Allan Cooper/RAAF)

From the archives: 2FTS: Seeking the heights of pilot training

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This story from the Australian Aviation archives comes from December 2008, when Ellis Taylor wrote about 2FTS at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Pearce in Western Australia.

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A Jetstar Airbus A321 and A320 side by side at Gold Coast Airport. (Paul Sadler)

From the archives: In the family: Jetstar and the Airbus A321

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This story from the Australian Aviation archives is from November 2009, when Ellis Taylor wrote about the entry into service of the A321 at Jetstar.

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A Skippers Dash 8-300. (Paul Sadler)

From the archives: Regional workhorse: Bombardier Dash 8 in Australia

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This story from the Australian Aviation archives comes from October 2012, when Ellis Taylor wrote about the regional workhorse that is Bombardier Dash 8 in Australia.

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Virgin Blue began flying on August 31 2000. (Paul Sadler)

From the archives: Still shining bright: 10 years of Virgin Blue

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To mark the first flight of Virgin Blue on August 31 2000, this story from the Australian Aviation archives is from September 2010, when Ellis Taylor looked at the first decade of of the airline’s operations.

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A file image of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200LR at Los Angeles Airport. (Rob Finlayson)

From the archives: Delta Air Lines comes to Sydney

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This week’s feature from the Australian Archives comes from July 2009, when Ellis Taylor wrote about the arrival of Delta Air Lines to these shores.

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Qantas staff go through wines being served on its flights and lounges. (Qantas)

From the archives: Are you being served? Qantas’s Centre of Service Excellence

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This story from the May 2009 edition of Australian Aviation by Ellis Taylor looks at the opening of the Qantas Centre of Service Excellence.

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