Aviation Magazines in South Africa

Introduction

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

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Aero Africa

[Galleon's Reach Publishing (Pty),  ISSN 1014-9370]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Aero Africa’ was a monthly publication covering all aspects of African aviation.

Ceased


African Air Review

[Aviation Society of Africa,  ISSN unknown]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

‘African Air Review’ (AAR) was a subscription only magazine produced by the group of historians called the Aviation Society of Africa.

Ceased


African Pilot

[Wavelengths 10 (Pty) Ltd,  ISSN 1681-1610]
Frequency: Monthly

Subtitled ‘Serious About Flying’, the magazine ‘African Pilot’ is aimed at pilots and aviation enthusiasts with an editorial mix that is also pitched to attract ‘industry’ readers and advertisers.

Current


Air Africana

[Aviation Society of Africa,  ISSN unknown]
Frequency: Quarterly

‘Air Africana’ featured historical and current articles on African aviation, with an emphasis on the South African Air Force.

Ceased


Air Heritage

[Friends of the SAAF Museum,  ISSN unknown]
Frequency: Annually

‘Air Heritage’ is the official magazine of the Society of Friends of the SAAF Museum. Published annually, it reviews the changes at the various branches of the museum, and the activities of the Friends in supporting the museum and maintaining its exhibits.

Current


ASA Newsletter

[Aviation Society of Africa,  ISSN unknown]
Frequency: Monthly

‘ASA Newsletter’ was a monthly news and historical magazine. It was published between the 1974 and 1980.

Ceased


Aviation and Safety

[?,  ISSN 1814-5480]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Aviation and Safety’ claimed to be the “Cover to Cover magazine”. Aimed at student, private, charter and ‘wannabe’ pilots, the publication was also pitched at flight instructors.

Current


Global Aviator

[Global Aviator,  ISSN 2074-7570]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Global Aviator’ is Africa’s latest aviation publication. Run by the successful ex-owner of ‘SA Flyer’ magazine, ‘Global Aviator’ is pitched at the “industry”, airline and military reader and advertiser.

Current


IPMS SA Magazine

[IPMS South Africa,  ISSN unknown]
Frequency: Quarterly

‘IPMS SA Magazine ‘ was a quarterly(?) plastic modelling magazine. It was published between 1995 and circa 1999, and included articles on aircraft operated by the SAAF.

Ceased


SA Flyer

[SA Flyer CC,  ISSN 1025-0020]
Frequency: Monthly

Subtitled ‘South Africa’s Biggest Selling Aviation Magazine’. Monthly magazine with an emphasis on piloting and private aviation.

Current


South African Aeronews

[Aero Club of South Africa,  ISSN 0256-0593]
Frequency: Monthly

The Aero Club of South Africa is the umbrella organisation for all the Private and Sport Flying organisations in South Africa. It used to publish a monthly magazine called ‘South African Aeronews’.

Ceased


The Golden Jaw

[IPMS Johannesburg,  ISSN unknown]
Frequency: Quarterly

‘The Golden Jaw’ was a scale modelling magazine for members of IPMS Johannesburg. It was published quarterly from Spring 1987.

Ceased


TraderPlane

[?,  ISSN unknown]
Frequency: Monthly

‘TraderPlane’ was a monthly aviation info and advertising magazine. It featured both aviation news and many pages of “sales” and “wanted” adverts for aviation-related items.

Ceased


V.E.G – Vertically Elevated Generation

[Victor Logistics,  ISSN 1815-2480]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Available in English and Afrikaans editions, ‘V.E.G – Vertically Elevated Generation’ was a general magazine covering a wide range of military and technical subjects.

Ceased


Wings Over Africa

[Aviation Publications (pty) Ltd,  ISSN unknown]
Frequency: Monthly

‘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.

Ceased


World AirNews

[TCE Publications,  ISSN 0261-2399]
Frequency: Monthly

‘World AirNews’ is subtitled Africa’s Leading Aviation Journal. It is a monthly magazine covering world aviation events with a relevance to Southern Africa.

Current



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