Magazine Guide: United Kingdom
The world's oldest aviation journal, Flight International was originally founded in 1909 under the title Flight, but in 1962 was renamed Flight International. The magazine is printed in smaller than A4 format and has about 50 pages in each issue. Most of the content consists of news, but there are also a number of aircraft/analytical articles in each issue, which discuss modern aircraft and aviation. There are also regular features on employment and training with aviation and aerospace vacancies. Learn all about the moving of aerospace companies, and other related flight companies, with one of the most cherished flight magazines.
Flight International covers all spheres of modern aviation in a very detailed and professional way. Cutaway drawings usually appear once a month, while annually there are usually surveys of airlines, air forces and aircraft. Flight International is a truly International magazine; it has divisions in the United States, Asia and the Middle East.
Publisher: Reed Business Information
International Standard Serial Number: 0015-3710
Cover price: £2.60
Editor: Murdo Morrison
Jane's Defence Weekly is an authoritative
and well-respected international defence magazine that
covers naval and ground forces as well as air forces.
The contents of a typical issue comprises of:
The magazine features weekly technology briefings, monthly country briefings and interviews with important leaders involved in defence.
Jane's Defence Weekly has been published since 1984, when it replaced Jane's Defence Review. Each issue usually consists of about 40 pages in A4 format.
Publisher: Jane's Information
International Standard Serial Number: 0265-3818
Cover price: US$7.95
The Royal Air Force News is just that - the official newspaper of the Royal Air Force (RAF). The magazine has features on the latest news, military aviation and history/significant events in the RAF. The newspaper also contains a lot of people-related content, including life in the Service, personnel in the RAF and other topical issues.
First published in 1961, the Royal Air Force News has about 25 glossy pages in each issue. It is available to the public through newsstands or subscription.
Publisher: Ministry of Defence
International Standard Serial Number: ISSN 0035-8610
Defence Helicopter was launched in 1982
and is a professional magazine aimed at those who fly,
build and operate military and parapublic helicopters
International Standard Serial Number: 1478-758X
Editor: Andrew Drweiga
Helicopter International is a professional subscription only magazine that is described as the no.1 news journal in the helicopter industry. Since 1977 it has thoroughly covered the world helicopter scene and gives an excellent all-round view.
Regular features include:
Publisher: Avia Press Associates
International Standard Serial Number: 0143-1005
Elfan ap Rees
Unmanned Vehicles magazine bills itself as the world's leading independent publication for the unmanned systems industry. And since it has almost no direct competition, it is probably right. The magazine delivers in-depth and up-to-date coverage of technology developments, news, procurements and civil/commercial market opportunities in the world of unmanned air vehicles.
In addition to the magazine, an Unmanned Vehicles Handbook is published every year and the magazine is supported by www.uvonline.com, giving daily news etc.
Unmanned Vehicles was launched around 2000 as a quarterly but began publishing bi-monthly in 2003. This was due to an increasing demand for information on unmanned air vehicles. The readership of the magazine consists mostly of people in the industry and those wishing to by unmanned air vehicles.
Publisher: The Shephard Press
Tel: +44 (0)1628 606973
The Microlight Flying magazine is the official publication of The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA), which is the official regulatory body for microlights and paramotors in the UK. First published in 1980, it is mailed to every member of the BMAA as part of their membership deal.
Regular features include:
Publisher: British Microlight Aircraft Association
Publisher's website: http://www.bmaa.org/
International Standard Serial Number: 0968-3100
Editor: David Bremner
Windsock International is a bi-monthly publication for World War One aircraft enthusiasts and modellers. An A4 size magazine, it features colour pages, archive data, scale drawings and feature articles on WW I aircraft types and markings written by experts. As it is also aimed at modellers, it features comprehensive review on WW I kits, books and other products. Windsock International has been published for more than twenty years; the first issue appearing at the beginning of 1984.
Publisher: Albatros Productions
The magazine is relatively new, only appearing in June 2004.
Publisher: Titan Magazines
Contracted to AMCAR Quarterly, the full title of the magazine is American Civil Air Registers Quarterly Review and covers just that - the contents lists new registrations for US and Canadian civil aircraft and features production histories of specific aircraft types.
The magazine began in September 1977 as US Register Quarterly Review but a few years later changed its name to American Civil Air Registers with the addition of Canadian registrations. Much later it changed to its current title.
Publisher: Runway Six Nine
The respected Propliner magazine is described as 'the international review of classic piston-engined and turboprop transport aircraft' and is mostly devoted to civilian piston transports still flying, but also covers the golden age of propliner aviation in the past.
Regular features consist of:
The magazine has over 100 photos, centre colour spread and comprehensive articles by prominent writers. It is a dedicated enthusiasts magazine that is available around the world.
Propliner was founded by Stephen Piercy in January 1979 as a quarterly, but soon changed to bi-monthly publication. In 1984 Piercy suddenly died and the magazine ceased publication, but in 1985 the magazine, much to the relief of many readers, was relaunched by Tony Merton Jones and became a quarterly again.
Publisher: Propliner Magazine Ltd
Insignia magazine publishes articles on unusual and interesting aviation topics, mainly covering the years between the World Wars, but also before and after. Many of the articles are on air forces (usually obscure ones), aircraft markings or serials, the type of aircraft flown by air arms and unusual and interesting (usually little-known) aircraft.
The magazine is very well illustrated with lots of colour drawings of aircraft and their markings and rare photos. It also features many three-view drawings, tone profiles, tables etc. Each issue has about 34-38 pages.
When it first appeared in November 1995 Insignia was published as a quarterly, but from 1999 publishing has become unpredictable and now is unfortunately only published on an ad hoc basis. Back issues are available for purchase.
Publisher: Blue Rider Publishing
International Standard Serial Number: 1360-4848
Price: £6.00 per issue incl. p&p
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