Publisher: Aviation Publications (pty) Ltd
Country: South Africa Language: English
Main Genre: Aviation News
‘Wings Over Africa’ was subtitled The Aviation News Magazine of Africa. It was a monthly magazine containing almost 100 per cent aviation news, in a newspaper style layout, with many short pieces. Each issue comprised 40 pages, with many b+w photos which mainly featured people. The news coverage was mostly private and commercial news items, with about one page of military news.
The magazine was first published by the Governing Committee in March 1941 under the title ‘Wings Over Africa: The Air Force War Magazine’. The circumstances indicate that the magazine was launched to inform the public about the course of World War 2 in Africa, and in particular the involvement of the SAAF in its campaigns.
After the war, it became The Air and Travel Magazine and continued reporting aviation news in southern Africa. It survived until the late 1980s, when it was taken over by ‘World Airnews’.
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