American Aviation

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Magazine Data

Availability: News-stand           Issues per Year: 51
ISSN: xxxx-xxxx           Barcode:
First Year: 1937           Last Year: 1969

Publisher: American Aviation Publications Inc.
Country: United States         Language: English

Main Genre: general
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Ceased

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Remarks

Published every other Monday, this bi-weekly magazine focuses on the technical and industrial aspects of aircraft and missile design, manufacture and operation. It includes critical technical studies of civilian and military aviation and aerospace projects of the period. Discussions range from technical data on aircraft and missiles component systems designs, materials and fabrication processes, operations and performance data. Excellent coverage of possible future projects is also included.

Apart form the feature articles, regular departments include: PERSONAL VIEW; LETTERS TO THE EDITOR; PRODUCTION SPOTLIGHT; WHEN AND WHERE; PEOPLE; WEST COAST TALK; INDUSTRY NEWS DIGEST; FACILITIES; EN ROUTE. A roughly A4 size publication with circa 184 pages in each issue, illustrated with photos, drawings, graphs and mathematical notations. Many pages of advertisements.

First published in 1937. By 1956 it was recorded as incorporating a number of defunct magazines: Airports and Air Carriers; Aviation Equipment; The American Pilot; Aviation Sales & Service; U.S. Aviation; and American Airports. It was subtitled ‘Serving the Industry Since 1937’. Vol. 20, No. 11 was dated October 22, 1956.

In early 1959 the title was renamed ‘Airlift’ and refocused on civil air transport operations, but reverted to it’s previous title whe it amalagamated with a sister journal covering general aviation in mid-1963, (‘Airlift’ for volumes 23 to 27). ‘American Aviation’ continued until at least the 14th issue of 1969. The editor and publisher was Wayne W. Parrish. In 1969, American Aviation Publications, Inc. was sold to the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company.


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