"The Aviation Historian" - New Aviation History Magazine Available from the UK

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  1. buffnut453

    buffnut453 Well-Known Member

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    My dear old Mum bought me a subscription to "The Aviation Historian" a new quarterly aviation history "magazine" (more like a mini-book - the first edition is about the same size as one of the Osprey books). I received the first installment today and I have to say the overall quality is excellent both in terms of production quality and content. The first issue covered such broad topics as:

    Spitfires wearing German markings (post-war)
    "Tragedy of Flight 3" - the crash of a DC-3 that killed actress Carole Lombard
    EE Lightnings intercepting U-2As over the UK in 1962
    Gladiators and Harts in the Finnish Winter War
    "Flying the Furrow" - the creation of a "trench" from Cairo to Baghdad in the 1920s to facilitate air navigation
    "Hef and the Big Bunny" - the Playboy corporate jet
    Ferrying Hawker Furies to Pakistan in 1949
    The Bristol Mercury engine
    Ryan's pterodactyls
    "How Papa Smurf saved the T-45 Goshawk"
    And more...

    The Aviation Historian : HOME

    This isn't a cheap magazine but it's available as an ebook as well as a print edition. I can heartily recommend it to anyone who longs for the good old days of "real" aviation magazines which covered interesting and esoteric subjects.
     
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    Excellent, thanks for the headsup!
     
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    Does sound interesting...thanks.
     
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    Sounds like the English (European) equivalent of the American Aviation Historical Society Journal. I wish them luck.
     
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    Sounds good.
     
  6. buffnut453

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    It is good. I've read every article and they're all excellent. Informative and not lacking in wit. Oh, and there are virtually no adverts in the entire volume. It's like a trip down memory lane to the good old days of aviation magazines. Really, really hope the publication is a success.
     
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