‘Aviation Classics’ was a series of 132 page high-quality glossy publications centred on the world’s greatest aircraft, the events in which they played crucial roles and those who flew, maintained and supported them. Each issue usually comprised an in-depth profile of a single aircraft type, although a few issues looked instead at specific aircraft companies: SAAB, Lockheed Martin and also Alenia Aermacchi, and two issues looked at aerial warfare: WW1 fighter aces, and the Battle of Britain.
Although not very original in terms of subjects, the series was well written and very well illustrated with photograohs and drawings, and generally received warm reviews.
First issue on sale October 2009. Published quarterly until 2016.
The editors were: Jarrod Cotter (issues 1-7) then Tim Calloway (issues 8 to 25, 27-28) and Dan Sharp (issues 26).
Twenty-eight (28) issues were produced between 2009 and 2016.
All issues are still available in digital format from PocketMags and Zinio. 12-16 page preview versions are also available on Issuu.
No specials were produced under the ‘Aviation Classics’ banner, but Mortons Media continues to produce high quality bookazines on aviation subjects – see the links under Further Information. Also see the Aeroflight AvBooks database.
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