""Preceding the famous Farnborough Airshow by a week, was RIAT 2006 at Fairford - the world's largest military airshow. Peter Cooper, whose Farnborough report also appears in this issue, had a busy week for Pacific Wings attending both events.""
Tony Beaumont spent six months in the Solomon Islands from September 2005. There he discovered a wealth of untapped history and a treasure-trove of abandoned and wrecked WWII aircraft lying in the jungle.
When Michael Erceg and a companion went missing on a flight from Auckland to Queenstown last year, it seemed impossible that it should take two weeks to find his modern and properly equipped helicopter in such a small country. Zephyr Technology's iBox FFM could prevent such a thing from ever happening again, as Rob Neil reports.
The continuation of Callum Macpherson's journey towards private pilothood.
In two months' time, the RAAF will take delivery of the first of four C-17 Globemaster Ills that Australia has purchased under Boeing's ""virtual fleet"" programme. Phil Smith describes how this programme could revolutionise the future of major procurements around the world.
Pacific Wings'UK correspondent, Peter Cooper, reports from the world's best-known airshow.
This month, AgWings ventures across the Tasman
Bristol F.2Bs in the UK (and NZ, by Alex Mitchell