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60 years ago . . .

The monthly magazine 'Air Pictorial' was compulsory reading for plane spotters in the 1960s. Below is the link to the September '62 edition (right click on the cover image) reproduced with the kind permission of the Air League. Of interest is an editorial detailing the hopes of the British aviation industry, many of which - sadly - will be dashed, including the P1154, the proposed supersonic version of the P1127 (which became the Harrier). A more successful story was the BAC 1-11, which was bought by American airlines such as Braniff and Mohawk.

Scans of other editions are being prepared for future availability.


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Including in "Dear Sir" a letter from my late father,,,,,,,


A lovely surprise for a Sunday afternoon browse on PPRuNe!

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I still have, neatly bundled up, thanks to my late Dad, numerous copies over several years of "Air Pic "...used to like the Airfield Movements lists at the back including the information on various airfields and how to get there...came in useful when on holiday at Ladram Bay and decided go to Exeter...an "interesting "trip as they say.

"Flight Int. " came much later...when I was also reading from the back...looking at jobs and "Uncle Roger "...not necessarily in that order.
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I too was an avid collector when my pocket money allowed, but I remember that issue.
Flying Review International, successor to RAF Flying Review, was another magazine which I would buy.
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Below is the link to the October '62 edition (right click on the cover image). Points of interest:

- details of proposed Anglo-French supersonic airliner, as yet unnamed
- editorial comment that the UK government is less supportive of aviation than French ditto
- price of the new DH125 bizjet will be 150k (approx 2.3m in today's money) while a new Turbulent can be had for just over 1k (15k)
- in an eerie harbinger of recent events the 1928 evacuation of Kabul by RAF transports is described
- the RAF and Navy operated several aerobatic formation teams between them


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Please keep them coming!
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And for the younger folk, 1s 6d is 7 1/2 p. In purchasing power now, 2-3 (depending on how you measure it) - would be quite a bargain!
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Remember?

There was a magazine ,well ,more of a newspaper about 8 pages in black &whitethat was very informative.But I cannot remember the name!Late 1960s?
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There was a magazine ,well ,more of a newspaper about 8 pages in black &whitethat was very informative.But I cannot remember the name!Late 1960s?
Aviation News? I vaguely recall something that was tabloidish in size... in the mid 70s maybe 16 pages?
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It was good value IIRC . I took it before it disappeared.
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Several issues available on Abebooks...
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From July 1953:


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And from 80 years ago:


The first ever edition of the 'Recce Journal'!
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Mk. Vc perhaps?
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Air Pictorial was the journal of the Air League and was preceded by 'The 'Air Training Corps Gazette'; Recognition Journal was an Air Minstry publication and an extra edition used to be printed specially for the ROC (Royal Observer Corps).
Somewhere in my loft I have a poorly bound pack of ATC Gazettes acquired during a house clearance in 1978.

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Had a small bundle for a while including one from the late 60s which featured self in action on Lake Bala (Front cover). Lost, with the house, to the North Sea storm in 2013 !
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From July 1953:

I owned lots of these from about 1958 until it was superseded by 'Flying Review International' which seemed to disappear about 1968.
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Below is the link to the November '62 edition (right click on the cover image). Points of interest:

- Boeing jetliner total orders now stand at 475 units, 707s, 720s and 127 of the new 727, which has not yet flown.
- details of Russia's new Ilyushin Il-62 airliner, a VC10 lookalike
- in the 'Registrations cancelled' section is reference to Super Constellation L1049H N6923C which ditched in the Atlantic on 23 September after double engine failure with the loss of 28 lives

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Many thanks for the scanned magazines Discorde. I was reading the one above with the article on the Kamov. Reminded of a rather silly TV series on Amazon Prime where the subtitles were having a little difficulty...



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