Aviation Magazines in United Kingdom – News-stand Monthly



21st Profile

[21st Profile Ltd,  ISSN 0961-8120]
Frequency: Monthly

This was a 30 page glossy A4 size magazine, containing features on (typically) four different aircraft types in each issue – in a similar style to the old ‘Profile Publications’ series of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Ceased


Aero Modeller

[Model & Allied Publications Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Aero Modeller’ (or Aeromodeller) was for decades the premier magazine for flying model aircraft. Alongside the many features related to aeromodelling, each issue typically included one or two features on full-size aircraft.

Current


Aeroplane

[Kelsey Publishing Group,  ISSN 0143-7240]
Frequency: Monthly

First published in 1973 under the title ‘Aeroplane Monthly’, the ‘Monthly’ part of the title was dropped in 1999. This magazine concentrates on the period 1930-1960 in the development of aviation, with an emphasis on the countries of the former British Empire.

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Aeroplane Monthly

[IPC Media Limited,  ISSN 0143-7240]
Frequency: Monthly

This magazine concentrated on the period 1930-1960 in the development of aviation, with an emphasis on the countries of the former British Empire.

Ceased


Air Action (2)

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

‘Air Action’ was an aviation magazine aimed at younger readers and those seeking a more exciting portrayal of the modern aviation scene.

Ceased


Air Enthusiast (1)

[Finescroll,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

A very high quality general interest magazine, that was later renamed ‘Air International’.

Ceased


Air Forces Monthly

[Key Publishing Ltd,  ISSN 0955-7091]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Air Forces Monthly’ is a magazine exclusively devoted to covering world air forces and modern military aviation.

Current


Air International

[Key Publishing Ltd,  ISSN 0306-5634]
Frequency: Monthly

Britain’s premier aviation magazine during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, ‘Air International’ employed many of the editors,writers and artists from the deceased magazine ‘Flying Review International’.

Current


Air Pictorial

[HPC Publishing,  ISSN 0965-1890]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Air Pictorial’ has always featured large clear b+w photos and well researched articles on worldwide contemporary and historical aviation subjects. The editorial line was always strongly in support of the British armed forces.

Ceased


Air Reserve Gazette

[,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Previously known as ‘Air Training Corps Gazette’, the above title was adopted in 1946.

Ceased


Air Ways

[Newton & Co,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

A general interest aviation magazine with the an emphasis on civil air travel. Published during 1928, at least.

Ceased


Air World International

[,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

A general interest aviation magazine with feature articles comprising a good mix of civil/military and modern/historical subjects, but each feature was usually only 2-3 pages long, so there was no depth to any coverage.

Ceased


Aircraft (5)

[Ian Allan Publishing Ltd,  ISSN 2041-2150]
Frequency: Monthly

Formerly titled ‘Aircraft Illustrated’, the ‘Illustrated’ was dropped from the title in 200?

Ceased


Aircraft Illustrated

[Ian Allan Ltd,  ISSN 0002-2675]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Aircraft Illustrated’ was one of the best general interest aviation magazines available, covering a very wide range of aviation topics and illustrating them with excellent photographs.

Ceased


Aircraft Modelworld

[Clifford Frost Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Plastic scale aircraft modelling magazine published between 1984 and 1989. Included feature articles on aircraft markings, close-up aircraft details, kit conversions etc.

Ceased


Airfix Magazine

[PSL Publications Ltd,  ISSN 0002-2705]
Frequency: Monthly

The first UK magazine dedicated to the new hobby of plastic modelling, ‘Airfix Magazine’ was launched in 1960. It tried to cover the full range of scale modelling topics including railways, ships, vehicles, aircraft, military figures etc.

Ceased


Airfix Model World

[Key Publishing Ltd,  ISSN 2045-1202]
Frequency: Monthly

Published monthly, ‘Airfix Model World’ aims to be the complete guide to the world of scale modelling, making it essential reading for modellers with all levels of experience.

Current


AirFrame

[Testover Ltd,  ISSN 0960-3255]
Frequency: Monthly

A short-lived magazine from the early 1990s which concentrated on postwar military aviation. Feature articles covered airshows, base visits, markings, aircraft type profiles etc.

Ceased


Airliner World

[Key Publishing Ltd,  ISSN 1465-6330]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Airliner World’ was Key Publishing’s response to the growing enthusiast interest in commercial aviation during the 1990s. It covers the global airline scene in a comprehensive and authoritative manner.

Current


Armed Forces

[Ian Allan Ltd,  ISSN 0142-4696]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Armed Forces’ was a magazine dedicated to world defence issues and contemporary army, navy and air forces plus topical news.

Ceased


Aviation & Space Magazine

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

The English language edition of the French magazine ‘Aviation Magazine de L’Espace’. Very well illustrated with b+w photos, cutaway drawings, 3-view line drawings and colour cover illustrations.

Ceased


Aviation News (2)

[Key Publishing,  ISSN 2047-7198]
Frequency: Monthly

Formerly known as ‘Air Pictorial’, it was renamed ‘Aviation News’ in 2002. A monthly aviation magazine devoted to commercial, civil, military and historic aircraft, catering mainly to the aviation enthusiast.

Current


Classic Aircraft

[Key Publishing,  ISSN 2049-2081]
Frequency: Monthly

A continuation of the former ‘Aircraft’ magazine under a revised name. The magazine now concentrates more on classic aircraft from the recent past.

Ceased


Exclusively Aircraft

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

A magazine covering full-size aircraft and aircraft modelling in one publication. ‘Exclusively Aircraft’ offered feature articles on military aircraft, military aviation news, scale model aircraft news & reviews, aircraft modelling features and colour pictorial features.

Ceased


Flyer

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

‘Flyer’ is a magazine for light aircraft pilots. It contains news and articles on new and established aircraft, flying techniques, ideas of places to visit (and how to get to them), exhibition and rally reports and more.

Current


Flying Review International

[Haymarket Press,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Royal Air Force Flying Review’ was renamed ‘Flying Review International’ in 1963. Throughout the 1960s it was one of the best aviation enthusiasts magazines, with detailed type profiles, surveys of foreign air forces and assessments of the latest Soviet aircraft.

Ceased


FlyPast (2)

[Key Publishing Ltd,  ISSN 0262-6950]
Frequency: Monthly

‘FlyPast’ magazine concentrates on the aircraft restoration, warbird and preservation movement worldwide, with additional articles on historical aircraft types, aircrew memories, airshows and aircraft museums.

Current


International Aviation Review

[Goldhawk Press Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘International Aviation Review’ was a General Aviation magazine published during the 1970s.

Ceased


Jets Monthly

[Kelsey Publishing Group,  ISSN 2045-6490]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Jets Monthly’ focuses on civil and military aviation heritage, from the 1950s onwards, reflecting the birth of jet-engined aircraft and the subsequent dominance of our skies.

Ceased


Meccano Magazine

[Meccano Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Meccano Magazine’ was published between 1916 and 1981. It was a general interest magazine for boys, featuring articles on all manner of mechanical devices. Typical ingredients included news and articles on road, rail, sea, air, engineering and manufacture together with those on boy’s hobbies etc.

Ceased


Military in Scale

[Traplet Publications Ltd,  ISSN 0967-7062]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Military in Scale’ is a scale modelling magazine which concentrates on armour, aircraft, figures or dioramas. A substantial part of each issue is taken up with in-depth reviews of selected models and conversion feature articles.

Current


Model Aircraft

[Percival Marshall,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Model Aircraft’ was an aeromodelling magazine and the main rival to ‘Aero Modeller’ in the UK. It featured a similar mix of news, plan drawings and reports on club activities.

Ceased


Model Aircraft Monthly

[SAM Publications,  ISSN 1475-3405]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Model Aircraft Monthly’ is a scale modelling magazine which concentrates on providing reference information on full-size aircraft. It aims to provide the material which modellers need to complete accurate and detailed scale models.

Current


Model Airplane International

[ADH Publishing Ltd,  ISSN 1747-6040]
Frequency: Monthly

Despite the Americanised title, ‘Model Airplane International’ is a UK-based magazine aimed at model aircraft enthusiasts. It features the very latest news including kit releases, news of up-coming models, modelling features and how-to articles plus kit, decal and book reviews.

Current


Model Art International

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

‘Model Art International’ was a general interest magazine covering all aspects of the plastic modelling hobby. The editorial content had a significant bias towards aircraft modelling topics.

Ceased


Modelworld

[Almark Publications Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Modelworld’ was general interest plastic modelling magazine. Very well illustrated and featuring several pages in colour. The magazine included some very good aircraft modelling articles.

Ceased


Pilot

[Lernhurst Publications Ltd,  ISSN 0300-1696]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Pilot’ is the UK’s best-selling general aviation monthly magazine. It contains articles such as light aircraft flight tests, piloting skills, product reviews, air touring, gliding etc.

Current


Planes

[Vintage Aviation Publications Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Planes’ was a largely pictorial magazine, featuring large photographs and detailed scale line drawings.

Ceased


Popular Flying (1)

[Weldons Limited,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Edited by Captain W. E. Johns – the creator of the popular Biggles childrens stories, ‘Popular Flying’ was a magazine popularising aviation, but aimed at younger readers.

Ceased


Scale Aircraft Modelling

[Guideline Publications ,  ISSN 0956-1420]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Scale Aircraft Modelling’ was one of the first news-stand titles dedicated solely to scale plastic aircraft modelling.

Current


Scale Aviation Modeller International

[SAM Publications,  ISSN 1356-0530]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Scale Aviation Modeller International’ is magazine dedicated to scale plastic aircraft modelling. When launched it made a virtue of that fact that it featured colour illustrations on almost every page.

Current


Scale Models International

[Model & Allied Publications Ltd,  ISSN 1475-3391]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Scale Models International’ was dedicated to scale plastic modelling of all kinds. Areas covered included aircraft, cars, ships, engines, motorbikes and space vehicles – and also armoured vehicles and military figures for a while.

Ceased


Spaceflight News

[Spaceflight News Ltd,  ISSN 0268-4713]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Spaceflight News’ covered past and present manned US and Russian space missions – especially the Shuttle, and also NASA’s aerospace research programmes.

Ceased


Today’s Pilot

[Key Publishing Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Today’s Pilot’ is a General Aviation magazine. Aimed primarily at the modern private pilot, it covers a wide range of aviation activities, from gliders to ultralights and from kitplanes to light twins.

Ceased


War in the Air 1939-45

[IPC Magazines Ltd,  ISSN 0955-9965]
Frequency: Monthly

A magazine featuring selected facsimile reprints from the weekly publications ‘Flight’ and ‘The Aeroplane’ for the equivalent month 50 years ago.

Ceased


Wingspan

[Wingspan Publications,  ISSN 0955-9000]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Wingspan’ was launched as a monthly aviation magazine circa 1984, but was soon absorbed by the rival title ‘Planes’.

Ceased


World Models

[Embankment Press,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

A general interest scale modelling magazine with good military content.

Ceased



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