Publisher: Kelsey Publishing Group
Country: United Kingdom Language: English
Main Genre: Aviation History
Peviously known as ‘Aeroplane Monthly’, the ‘Monthly’ part of the title was dropped in 1999. In one stroke a well respected and widely recognised brand-name was replaced by an anonymous generic word that scores millions of hits on Google.
Fortunately, the winning formula of the previous title was carried over to the new one. It still concentrates on the period 1930-1960 in the development of aviation, with an emphasis on the countries of the former British Empire. History, nostalgia and preservation news comprise most of the content. Illustrations include colour and b+w archive photos and 3-view drawings. It also uses a significant amount of material drawn from the archives of the defunct weekly magazine ‘The Aeroplane’, together with a lot of new original material. Each issue averages 64 pages. There is often good coverage of rarely publicised civil and military types.
A welcome innovation introduced in mid 2000 was a regular feature called Database, which provides excellent coverage of a selected aircraft type each month.
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