Publisher: Haymarket Press
Country: United Kingdom Language: English
Main Genre: general
First issue published in 1944 under the title ‘Royal Air Force Review’, but renamed ‘Royal Air Force Flying Review’ by the early 1950’s. Content at this time was a mixture of “ripping yarns” true flying stories and serious features on World War Two and contemporary aircraft types. Through the 1950’s it evolved into a serious enthusiasts magazine, with detailed type profiles, surveys of foreign air forces and assessments of the latest Soviet aircraft. It was renamed ‘Flying Review International’ in September 1963. With its large b+w and colour photos, cutaway drawings and colour profile drawings it became the premier aviation magazine in the UK.
Unfortunately, in September 1968 it was redesigned to a larger size and now included monthly updates to the authoritative annual publication ‘Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft’, together with regular features on the aircraft industry, (simulators, avionics, components etc). This attempt at a ‘Jane’s Monthly’ was obviously not a success, as the magazine ceased publishing with the September 1970 issue.
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