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Free Aviation Magazines - Aviation History PDF

Free aviation magazines and pdf aviation history magazines. Some are current titles, and some are historic, from earliest days of aviation.

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Aviation Week & Space Technology – Aviation History PDF Magazines

Aviation Week Magazine PDF Website


U.S.: Aviation Week Network

“Aviation Week & Space Technology, often abbreviated Aviation Week or AW&ST, is the flagship magazine of the Aviation Week Network. The weekly magazine is available in print and online, reporting on the aerospace, defense and aviation industries, with a core focus on aerospace technology. It has a reputation for its contacts inside the United States military and industry organizations.” – Internet Archive. Aviation Week Magazine PDF.

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Collection of Historic Aviation Periodicals – Aviation History PDF Magazines

Variety of Titles 1908-1940

This free online collection at HathiTrust contains long runs of more than a dozen periodicals from the early years of aviation. Read free magazines online. Aviation Week Magazine PDF.

Flight International – Free Aviation Magazines

Flight International Magazine Website

1909-1934, 2015-2016

UK: DVV Media Group

“Flight International is a monthly magazine focused on aerospace. Published in the United Kingdom and founded in 1909 as “A Journal devoted to the Interests, Practice, and Progress of Aerial Locomotion and Transport”, it is the world’s oldest continuously published aviation news magazine.” – Wikipedia.

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Flyer Club

Flyer Club Website

2020 – Present

UK: Seager

UK pilot magazines free online.

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In Flight USA

In Flight USA Website

2011 – Present

San Mateo, California: In Flight

“In Flight USA is a National General Aviation magazine and website that features aviation news and events, monthly columns, editorials, and more. Our goal is to make information about aviation and aircraft accessible to the aviation community as well as the community at large.” – FB page.

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NASA History Division: News & Notes – Aviation History PDF Magazines

NASA History Division Website

1965 – Present

Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

A quarterly newsletter from NASA’s History Division. This webpage has links to all editions since No. 1, issued in July 1965. The newsletter contains articles about the activities of the Division, about events in NASA history, and references to publications by NASA or about space exploration. Also here are links to the History Division’s annual publication “NASA History Year in Review”, published from 1994 to 2009.

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NASA Spaceport Magazine – Free Aviation Magazines

NASA Spaceport Magazine Website

2014 – Present

U.S.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

“Spaceport Magazine is a monthly NASA publication that serves Kennedy Space Center employees and the American public. The magazine’s wide topic variety mirrors Kennedy’s diverse spaceport operations. From launch processing to center development and employee stories, Spaceport Magazine covers it all.” – Website.

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SA Flyer – FlightCom African Aviation Website

2019 – Present

South Africa: SA Flyer

“SA Flyer Magazine, which incorporates Flightcom Magazine, is Africa’s largest selling aviation magazine.” – Website. This page includes other aviation publications such as FlightCom African Commercial Aviation, reviews of African airports, Helicopter Review, and Bizjet & Commercial Jets Review.

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SoaringNZ – Magazine on line

SoaringNZ Magazine Website

2007 – 2020

New Zealand: McCaw Media

“SoaringNZ is the official journal of Gliding New Zealand (GNZ). It is published quarterly and distributed to all GNZ members. The magazine showcases gliding in New Zealand and around the world with contest reports, profiles, training and safety information complimented by stunning photography.” – Website.

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Sportsman Pilot


U.S.: Sportsman Pilot

“Sportsman Pilot was published for 30 years by aviation writer and editor Jack Cox. Cox and his wife, Golda, edited Sport Aviation, the flagship publication of the Experimental Aircraft Association, from 1969 through 1999. The Coxes launched their own publication, Sportsman Pilot, in 1981, in part so that Cox could devote more page space to the various historic and technical aspects of aircraft construction, restoration, and aviation history. Sportsman Pilot ceased publication after Cox’s death in 2011. ” – AOPA Website.

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Collection of Historic Aviation Periodicals – Aviation History PDF Magazines

Variety of Titles 1908-1940

This free online collection at HathiTrust contains long runs of more than a dozen periodicals from the early years of aviation. Free Airplane Magazines. Flying Magazine PDF. Flying Magazine Archives. Aviation history magazine.

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Aviation Photojournal

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The Runway

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Websites of More Aviation Magazines Online

Free online versions of these aviation magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.

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