Air Enthusiast (1)

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Magazine Data

Availability: News-stand           Issues per Year: 12
ISSN: xxxx-xxxx           Barcode:
First Year: 1971           Last Year: 1974

Publisher: Finescroll
Country: United Kingdom         Language: English

Main Genre: general
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Ceased

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Remarks

The first issue was published by Fine Scroll Ltd, dated June 1971, under the title ‘Air Enthusiast’. This was the old ‘Flying Review International’ back from the dead. Using the same team of editors, writers and artists as the former title, the new publisher managed to improve on the best of FRI, before that publication went into its final decline. The new title quickly attained the position of Britain’s premier aviation magazine.

It was renamed ‘Air Enthusiast International’ in January 1974, then ‘Air International’ in July 1974 to reflect its growing readership. The magazine was widely acclaimed for its authoritative, well written, articles and good mix of civil/military and modern/historical subjects. The feature articles mainly concentrated on aircraft types, air forces/airlines and the pilot’s impressions of flying famous World War Two aircraft types. Always well illustrated, this magazine was the original source of all those cutaway drawings and colour profiles which were widely published in the 1970s and 1980s.


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