Pacific Rotors

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‘Heli-Ops’ magazine describes itself as the only helicopter publication dedicated to covering the civil industry from a true global standpoint, bringing the reader coverage from all regions of the world. It is published 5 times per year. The magazine started off under the title ‘Pacific Rotors’, concentrating on helicopter operations throughout the Pacific Rim, but changed to the present title with issue 13.

Scale Dimensions

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Quarterly scale plastic modelling magazine. First published in late 1980 as the official magazine of IPMS New Zealand. In late 1995/early 1996 it became the magazine of IPMS Auckland. It included kit reviews, super detailing, ships, vehicles, model soldiers and aviation features. Each issue included an instalment of ‘Aircraft of the RNZAF’ looking at the colour schemes and markings of aircraft in New Zealand service. The magazine had ceased publication by 1999.

[*] Contents Listing, Vol.1 No.1 – Vol.6 No.3

Royal New Zealand Air Force News

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The official journal and forum of the Royal New Zealand Air force established for the information, education and enjoyment of its personnel and other people interested in RNZAF and associated matters. Published monthly. Issue 39 was dated July 2003. 40 pages in each issue..

Further information: Air Staff, NZDF, Private Bag, Wellington, NZ. Tel: (04) 496 0289, Fax:(04) 496 0290. Website: Air Force News

Pacific Wings

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‘Pacific Wings’ is New Zealand’s most widely read aviation magazine. First established in 1932 under the title ‘NZ Wings’ (see above), ‘Pacific Wings’ is one of the region’s longest running periodicals. It covers all facets of aviation, including military, general aviation history, warbirds, government and defence policy, industry and safety issues, as well as microlights, homebuilts and recreational flying.

Further information: New Zealand Wings Ltd, PO Box 39-099, Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand. Tel: +64(0)3-359-0256. Fax: +64(0)3-359-0471. e-mail: info@nzwings.co.nz. Website: Pacific Wings

NZ Wings

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Monthly general interest magazine published since 1932 (as ‘New Zealand Wings’). The contents had an emphasis on civil and military aviation in New Zealand, and foreign aircraft visiting New Zealand. Also some coverage of GA, Ag, Warbird and Airline activity. Changed over to a glossy colour format in the late 1990s, with many photos. Renamed ‘Pacific Wings’ in the late 1990s (see below).

New Zealand Sport Flying

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Quarterly magazine. ‘New Zealand Sport Flying’ is a 48 page glossy magazine published quarterly by the Sport Aircraft Association of New Zealand Inc. Aimed at the recreational flier, it contains items of technical interest, current issues concerning general aviation, SAA chapter news, photographic coverage of fly-ins and airshows, and articles of historical value as well as advice on flying techniques.

Further information: not known

New Zealand Aviation News

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‘New Zealand Aviation News’ commenced publication in 1978. It remains New Zealands only aviation newspaper. Editorial content is focused on activity within the aviation industry and recreational activity in New Zealand and the Pacific region. The journal is acknowledged as the current source of information of whose who and what has happened in NZ aviation over the last month. Regular theme issues relating to sport, industry, career and defence aviation occur througout the year. Published monthly with a combined December/January issue. Normally 30-40 pages in each issue.

Further information: New Zealand Aviation News Ltd. PO Box 209 Morrinsville 2251, New Zealand. Website: New Zealand Aviation News

Heli Ops International

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‘Heli-Ops’ magazine describes itself as the only helicopter publication dedicated to covering the civil industry from a true global standpoint, bringing the reader coverage from all regions of the world. It is published 5 times per year. The magazine started off under the title ‘Pacific Rotors’, concentrating on helicopter operations throughout the Pacific Rim, but changed to the present title with issue 13.

Further information: website: Heli Ops