Antique Airplane Association Digest

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Magazine Data

Availability: National Society           Issues per Year: 4
ISSN: xxxx-xxxx           Barcode:
First Year: ?           Last Year: current

Publisher: Antique Airplane Association
Country: United States         Language: English

Main Genre: vintage
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Current

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The Antique Airplane Association was first formed in August of 1953 by a few persons with a deep interest in old airplanes. At that time no other association existed that had a specific interest in antique and classic airplanes. No aviation historical groups had yet been formed. The objective of the AAA was, and remains, to keep antique and classic aircraft flying.

The AAA publishes two magazines, the ‘Antique Airplane Asociation Digest’ (ISSN: ?) and ‘Antique Airplane Association News’ (ISSN: 0003-5823). Digest is a quarterly publication, which looks more at the historical side of the subject. It features historical aviation articles, photos, aircraft company histories and biographical stories on pioneer aviators. News was launched in 1958 as a monthly, concentrating on events and the latest restorations, but changed to bi-monthly in 1966, and at an unknown date changed to it’s present frequency of quarterly. Each issue is roughly A4 size, with 24 pages.
In the early years, the AAA published ‘American Airman’ – Official Magazine of the Antique Airplane Association. This was a bi-monthly which appeared between January 1958 and December 1960. It was replaced by Digest, which is currently called ‘International Antique Airplane Digest’.

Further information: website: AAA APM

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  1. “Int’l Antique Airplane Digest” is no more, apparently, replaced some time by the AAA’s Antique Airfield Runway bulletin. Copies found for sale on the Internet are in the 1977-1986 range.

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