Aviation Magazines in Australia

Introduction

This is a survey of Australian aviation, defence and aircraft scale modelling magazines. All magazines are English text only, unless otherwise stated.

Thanks to Jim Grant and Joe Barr for updating this information.

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For other nations, check our country by country listing. An alphabetical index of titles is also available, as is a list of useful magazine shops which deal with new or secondhand magazines.

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ADM – Australian Defence Magazine

[Yaffa Publishing,  ISSN 1324-6550]
Frequency: Monthly

Subtitled ‘The Defence Business Magazine’. Australian Defence Magazine is the leading defence business magazine in Australia.

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Aero Australia

[Chevron Publishing Group,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

A glossy magazine launched in late December 2003 and covering all things aviation.

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AFSA – Air Forces South Australia

[AFSA Publications,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Contains articles on Australian military aviation events, history, warbirds, and service competitions and events of social interest.

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AHSA Journal

[Aviation Historical Society of Australia,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Quarterly historical magazine of Australian aviation.

Ceased


AHSA News

[Aviation Historical Society of Australia,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

‘AHSA News’ was an A4 duplicated publication that appeared in May/June 1977 and seems to have died in July 1981.

Ceased


AHSA Newsletter

[Aviation Historical Society of Australia,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

A newsletter containing AHSA Reports, book reviews, articles etc.

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Air Historian

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Historical aviation magazine. Feature articles on Australian aviation in WW2 and enemy aircraft.

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Air Power International (1)

[Strike Publications Pty Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Monthly magazine of modern military aviation.

Ceased


Aircraft & Aerospace – Asia Pacific

[Yaffa Publishing Group,  ISSN 1032-9366]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Aircraft & Aerospace’ is the second oldest aviation magazine in the world.

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Aircraft (1)

[The Herald and Weekly Times,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Subtitled ‘Australia’s Aviation Magazine’. General interest magazine, with the emphasis on aviation in Australia.

Ceased


AirForce Today

[Strike Publications,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Newspaper format magazine for RAAF personnel, families, Defence civilians and contractor staff plus the general public.

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AOPA

[AOPA Australia,  ISSN 0002-2691]
Frequency: Monthly

Subtitled: ‘Australia’s General Aviation Magazine’. Published monthly by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia.

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APMA Quarterly

[Australian Plastic Modelling Association,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Scale plastic modelling magazine. Articles range from model builds and techniques to research and reference.

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Asia Pacific Aviation News

[Asia Pacific Aviation News Pty Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Asia Pacific Aviation News’ is a monthly newspaper-style publication, which covers aviation news in the asia-pacific region.

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Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter

[Ventura Media Asia Pacific Pty Ltd,  ISSN 1037-1427]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter’ (APDR) provides news and authoritative analysis on defence issues and developments throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Asian Aviation (1)

[Ventura Media Asia Pacific Pty Ltd,  ISSN 1449-3233]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Asian Aviation’ aims to be the leading source of accurate, timely and objective reporting on all aspects of aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Australian Aviation

[Aerospace Publications Pty Ltd,  ISSN 0813-0876]
Frequency: Monthly

Contents includes Australian and international Aviation and Airline News, Military, Commercial and General Aviation, Warbirds etc.

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Australian Flying

[Yaffa Publishing Group,  ISSN 0004-9123]
Frequency: Monthly

Magazine for pilots and aircraft operators. Today each issue offers hands-on tips to better flying as well as the latest technologies, accessories and techniques etc.

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Australian Flying Museum

[Australian Vintage Aeroplane Group Inc,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Subscription only.

Current


Australian Models & Hobbies

[Express Publications Pty Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Monthly magazine which covered a range of modelling topics including aircraft scale models.

Ceased


Australian Plastics Modeller

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Scale plastic modelling magazine.

Ceased


Australian Ultralights

[Australian Ultralight Federation,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

The official magazine of the Australian Ultralight Federation.

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Aviation Heritage

[Aviation Historical Society of Australia,  ISSN 0815-4392]
Frequency: Quarterly

Historical magazine of Australian aviation. The journal has appeared quarterly since June 1996.

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Aviation Trader

[Aviation Trader,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Monthly publication packed with adverts for the buying and selling of aircraft and aircraft-related items. Launched in 1988.

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Defence Today (1)

[Strike Publications,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Magazine covering defence issues in Australia and the surrounding region.

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Flightpath (1)

[Yaffa Publishing Group Pty Ltd,  ISSN 1320-5870]
Frequency: Quarterly

Flightpath focuses on warbirds, modern military aircraft and the notable stories from aviation’s relatively brief past.

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Heli-News Australasia

[Cranford Publications,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Heli-News Australasia’ is a helicopter magazine that provides local and world news for readers in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Current


InMiniature

[IPMS New South Wales,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Official magazine of IPMS New South Wales. Quarterly publication featuring high quality original research and images.

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International Airline Journal

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

A magazine featuring articles and photos of airline interest, with an Australian flavour. The first issue was published around December 1982.

Ceased


IPMS Australasia Newsletter

[IPMS Australia,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

The first magazine for IPMS Australia, focusing on scale plastic modelling.

Ceased


IPMS(NSW) News & Views

[IPMS New South Wales,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Magazine for members of the NSW branch of the International Plastic Modelling Society.

Ceased


Logbook (1)

[Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Journal of the Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia. Irregular publication specialising in Western Australian aviation.

Current


Man and Aerial Machines

[Trevor W Boughton,  ISSN 1037-5120]
Frequency: ?

Features deep research into Australian aviation history.

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ModelArt Australia

[?,  ISSN 1445-0143]
Frequency: Monthly

Scale plastic and diecast modelling magazine. Mix of modelling and reference articles plus reviews.

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Modelcraft

[IPMS-Australia,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

In 1971 IPMS Australia launched ‘Modelcraft’ as a scale plastic modelling magazine. Much of the contents was aircraft modelling, especially of RAAF aircraft.

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NOTAM (1)

[Australian Aviation Enthusiast Group,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

NOTAM is the official magazine of the Melbourne-based AAEG.

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Pacific Flyer

[Khandu Publishing,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Australian recreational aircraft magazine, covering ultralight and homebuilt aircraft.

Current


Pacific Ultralights Monthly

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Australian magazine, covering ultralight and homebuilt aircraft. Became ‘Pacific Flyer’ circa 2002.

Ceased


Phoenix

[Historical Aircraft Restoration Society,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Magazine of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society. HARS is a volunteer group established to fund the collection, restoration and operation of aircraft.

Current


Plastics Modeller

[Ropomod Productions pty,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Scale plastic modelling magazine. The contents comprised a mix of modelling and reference articles plus kit and decal reviews.

Ceased


Rag and Tube

[Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Subscription only.

Current


Sapmail

[SAPMA,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

The Newsletter of the South Australian Plastic Modellers Association. Each issue includes details of forthcoming Events, Association news and at least one modelling article.

Current


Slipstream

[Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

This popular publication provides a forum for news, recollections from the world of Australian naval aviation, photographs and Association news.

Current


Tarmac Topics

[Royal Aeroclub of Western Australia Inc,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Subscription only. Reached at least Vol.7 No.5.

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The Australian Antique Flyer

[Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

From October 1996, this quarterly newsletter was sent to association members in between editions of ‘Rag and Tube’.

Ceased


The Aviation News

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Tabloid newspaper-style magazine of mainly Australian content containing general aviation news and advertising.

Ceased


Wings (1)

[RAAF Air Force Association - NSW Division,  ISSN 0043-5880]
Frequency: Quarterly

Magazine published by the NSW Division of the RAAF Air Force Association, keeping the reader up to date on current aviation – both military and civil.

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