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Aviation-related Magazines Guide

The supporters group for the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre at London Colney in Hertfordshire publishes ‘Newsletter’ twice a year. It features Museum news, Restoration news, Letters to the Editor and a number of feature articles relating to de Havilland aircraft and the de Havilland company. A4 size glossy magazine with 18 pages, illustrated by b+w photos. Issue No.7 was dated June 2003.

Further information: D.H. Aircraft Museum Trust, P.O. Box 107, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1EX. Tel: 01727 822051, Fax: 01727 826400. website: de Havilland Museum.

Aeronautics

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Published monthly between 1929 and 1973. A magazine for aviation industry professionals but also of interest to the general reader. It provided a good variety of technical, contemporary and historical aviation articles – with a clear emphasis on the British aircraft industry and it’s products. Approximately 50 pages in each issue, illustrated with over 100 b+w photos and diagrams. Very well illustrated. Edited by DA Desoutter and Oliver Stewart during the 1940s. Renamed ‘Aerospace’ in 1973 (see below).

Take Off (3)

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A bi-monthly spotters magazine, with about 52 pages in each issue. Between April 1988 and December 1993, GRAS published a magazine called ‘Runway 28’, mostly filled with spotters reports. In January 1995, a new magazine called ‘Take Off’ was launched, with much wider scope and improved production quality. Contents includes: THG News – latest news of the KLUs Tactical Helicopter Group, Gilze-Rijen movements, In The Loop – Dutch military aviation news, various articles, road runners – reports from abroad, radio scanner reports, Gilze-Rijen history. Initially published bi-monthly, but quarterly from 2002. Illustrated with photographs.

Further information: GRAS, Mgr. van Hooydonkstraat 39, 5121 JR Rijen, The Netherlands. Phone/fax: 0161-225358.
e-mail: webmaster@gras-spotters.nl, website: GRAS

Maru

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Published by part of the Kojinsha publishing company, which also produces a wide range of military books, this magazine has a wide topic base covering naval, land and air subjects.
From the aviation standpoint the colour section usually covers one or two items of topical interest, and currently (April 2003) features a long-standing series of renowned aviation photographer’s Katsuhiko Tokunaga`s “Best Shots” of modern aircraft. Sadly, colour reproduction and picture quality can be a bit marginal to say the least but the glossy black and white section usually contains rare archive shots of Japanese World War II types.
Using relatively low quality paper for its feature article section it does however cover interesting subjects, of a predominantly historical nature – but only in Japanese. Air campaigns, Japanese unit and individual aircraft development histories are particularly prevalent. An excellent series has been providing in-depth coverage of Japanese aviation museums.
In September 2002 and February 2003 separate special feature supplements covering World War II types were included, at which time the cover price was increased to ¥1350.
Bi-monthly special editions – Maru Extra – also appear (see below).

Further information: Ushioshobo Co., Ltd., Tokyo-Chuo PO Box 2000, Tokyo, Japan. Editorial: Tel +81 3 3265 8652, Sales: Tel +81 3 3265 8651. Web: Kojinsha

Air Press

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Air Press is a subscription only, Italian language, weekly magazine (50 issues per year) published by Editoriale Aeronautica. It has been published for 41 years (since 1962), and covers the general aviation, industry, cargo and air cargo, space, defense, political affairs, technology, research and telecommunications sectors.
As a supplement, subscribers also receive a yearly report “Rapporto sullo stato dell’aviazione in Italia”. The report offers a complete overview of the development of the Italian aerospace industry, air transport and related activities, with technical information and statistical tables. For the past 31 years, readers have also received Pianeta Aviazione (Planet Aviation), a detailed annual listing of the Italian aerospace world, indispensable for field operators.

Further information: AIR PRESS, via Appia Nuova 96 Rome, 00183, Italy. Tel: (++39) 067000479-067000894-06770199, Fax: (++39) 0670490271. e-mail: air_press@virgilio.it, website: Air Press

Aerohobby (1)

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Sub-titled ‘Incorpora a Revista do Manche’. Quarterly enthusiasts magazine, available by subscription. Concentrates on civil airlines and commercial aircraft in Brazil. Launched in 2002 to replace ‘Revista do Manche’, but with better printing quality. Contains information and photos on aviation in Brazil and neighboring countries. The publication records what it is happening in aviation at the present time, but has as a main objective to detach historical facts, curious and unknown, and is illustrated with rare photos. It still has the sections Embraer news, Brazilian Aeronautical Register, Airport Movements, among others.

Further information: Lineu Carneiro Saraiva, Cx. Postal 140, Rio Claro, SP, Cep: 13500-971, Brasil. Tel: (19) 534-1891. Aerohobby