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hugso
12-14-2005, 11:50 AM
There is an excellent magazine available in UK called "Aeroplane". It is mainly historical stuff and articles about preserved aircraft. There is lot of technical information about old planes and some wonderful pieces from WW2 pilots about their experiences. A smashing one this month about photo-recce Spitfires. Well worth reading and can now be read (if you subscribe) on line at http://www.aeroplanemonthly.com I may well be preaching to the converted, but if you haven't tried it I am sure you will find it interesting. I hasten to add I have no financial involvement with the magazine, just an occasional reader.

wayno7777
12-14-2005, 09:21 PM
Couple other good UK mags are Flypast and Flight Journal....

neural_dream
12-14-2005, 09:30 PM
I prefer Pilot. It's GA though.

redfeathers1948
12-14-2005, 10:13 PM
Aeroplane Monthly is the magazine my better half has no say in the purchase thereof.
I have been getting that magazine since the mid eighties at whatever bookstore has it. Usually barnes and noble. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

p1ngu666
12-14-2005, 10:30 PM
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im suscribed to flypast, waitin for a sweet deal to subscribe to aeroplane, but both are very good http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

and yes it is a good thing on the PR spit pilot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

GreyFox5
12-14-2005, 10:32 PM
The English mags for the most part are more indepth than any American publicans. More smaller pictures and lots more follow up to recoveries and such. The American mags tend to do features and story based articals. IMHO

~S~

Badsight.
12-15-2005, 04:47 AM
i prefer Aeroplane to Fly-Past

i have gotten more usefull info from Aeroplane in generall

Feathered_IV
12-15-2005, 05:10 AM
I've always wondered - Why do American magazines such as Wings and Airpower always disperse articles all over the mag? Read two pages then 'turn to page 28' read a bit more then flip past a full page add and 'continued on page 167' etc. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Is there some fiendishly cunning marketing strategy at work here or do they just think their readers have short attention spans? I'd really love to know.

And BTW, the Australian flight mags Classic Wings Downunder and Flightpath are very much worth the getting too. The first one is devoted to the warbird restoration scene and the latter is Aviation history with a focus on Aussie flying - if thats what floats your boat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

danjama
12-15-2005, 09:33 AM
I prefer Flypast....not sure why??!

I think they are more informative, maybe...

Anyway, i buy both so no matter.

Did anyone see the Me262 restored in Aeroplane this month?

Yambretta
12-15-2005, 10:00 AM
I enjoy both however they both tend to use the same photo's in their news sections which makes that part of their magazines a bit too similar (I understand the reasons why http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

mortoma
12-15-2005, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
I've always wondered - Why do American magazines such as Wings and Airpower always disperse articles all over the mag? Read two pages then 'turn to page 28' read a bit more then flip past a full page add and 'continued on page 167' etc. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Is there some fiendishly cunning marketing strategy at work here or do they just think their readers have short attention spans? I'd really love to know.

And BTW, the Australian flight mags Classic Wings Downunder and Flightpath are very much worth the getting too. The first one is devoted to the warbird restoration scene and the latter is Aviation history with a focus on Aussie flying - if thats what floats your boat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif This is American capitalism at work. The idea is to get you to flip through a lot of pages so you get a chance to see more of the advertisements. The advertising dollar is behind it and the magazines publishers give the advertisers what they want. Which is maximun exposure, albeit at the small price ( or large one, depending on your point of veiw ) of reader inconvenience.

Feathered_IV
12-16-2005, 01:09 AM
Ah! I thought maybe they were broken up into sections to match the average time one spends on the toilet. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

WTE_Ibis
12-16-2005, 03:14 AM
Correct. But I had a touch of the trots the other day and had to learn speed reading.

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