‘African Air Review’ (AAR) was a subscription only magazine produced by the group of historians called the Aviation Society of Africa. It was published bi-monthly from March 1980 and replaced the previous ‘ASA Newsletter’.
Each issue had 16 pages, with 7 photos in each. It featured historical and current articles on African aviation and the latest aviation news – especially Southern Africa, airline news, African civil register news, and military news, together with articles on local air forces and airlines in detail. In 1984 the publishing frequency became quarterly, and in 1985 a (quarterly?) 4-12 page Update newsletter was introduced, concentrating on news and events.
In 1986 the feature articles were consolidated into a new magazine, ‘Air Africana’, while AAR continued as a news magazine with reduced page count (4-8 pages per issue). It ceased publication in the 1990s in favour of the current rather pathetic ‘minimalist’ ASA website. There is no publication information on the website.
Aviation Society of Africa
[*] Contents Listing, 1980-1986