Fuerza Aérea – Revista Aeronáutica

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Magazine Data

Availability: Subscription           Issues per Year: 4
ISSN: 0034-6942           Barcode: 9-770034-694001
First Year: 1947           Last Year: current

Publisher: Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Country: Colombia         Language: Spanish

Main Genre: Specific Operator
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Current

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Quarterly aviation magazine published by the Colombian Air Force, but covering civil and military aviation within Colombia and worldwide. It also includes historical features on the FAC.

A FAC magazine was started in 1933, but the present title was launched as a quarterly named ‘Revista Aeronáutica’ in September 1947, under the editorship of Ernesto Dueñas Cepero. This took the form of a 50 page newsletter, illustrated in b+w only. It included sections on Aviation Medicine, History of the FAC, Air News, Aeromodelling, Social, Aviation Humour and advertising guidelines. After ten years, the magazine had consolidated as a reference of issues astronautics, meteorology, aeronautics and doctrine, among others, with Alberto Duque Rodriguez as editor.

Circa issue 90 (1963) it was renamed ‘Colombia Aeronáutica’, but reverted to its original title after only a few issues. During the 1960s copies featured 100 pages and circulation reached 4000 copies. The editor was José Manuel Villalobos. Colour photos began to appear, and the air-to-air photography of Rudolf Schrimpff Mampe became a major attraction.

Circa issue 245 the main title was amended to read ‘Fuerza Aérea – Revista Aeronáutica’, with the emphasis on the first two words. 2007 saw the 60th anniversary of the launch of the magazine, marking 252 editions published quarterly without a break. Since 2000 circulation has increased to 8000 copies in full colour with 84 pages each. Since 2003 the magazine has been available online from the FAC website.

Further information:
Revista Aeronautica
History of the magazine
59th anniversary
Recent issues

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One thought on “Fuerza Aérea – Revista Aeronáutica

  1. quisiera saber los valores de inscripcion y envio de la revista.
    favor enviar informacion a mi correo

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