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Aviation & Transport

The Aviation Historian Magazine

4 issues per year   |  English
35 Reviews   •  English   •   Aviation & Transport (Aviation)
Combining the permanence of a book with the diversity of a magazine, TAH is a boldly independent quarterly journal aimed at aviation’s “true believers” — anyone with a deep and abiding passion for the history of mankind’s quest to master the skies. If you want to take your interest to a new level, beyond the mainstream magazines available in the newsagents’ shops and online, TAH is for you. It will tell you things you never knew, and show you aircraft you have never seen. It will give you goosebumps; it will make you smile. It will expand your horizons and help you see the bigger picture of how flying has shaped and influenced humanity.

Brought to you by experienced former Aeroplane magazine principals Nick Stroud and Mick Oakey, TAH uses original source material — often little-known and previously unpublished — to explore aeronautical history from its beginnings to modern jets and the birth of spaceflight. It encompasses military and civil flying, the “golden era” between the World Wars, the Cold War, and many less familiar corners of the past.

Blending high-quality information, stunning archive photographs, uncluttered design and unrivalled graphics into a compact 132-page package four times a year, TAH is unlike any other aviation publication.
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The Aviation Historian Magazine

Issue 47 Our cover subject for this issue, our 47th quarterly edition, is the prototype Short Sturgeon carrier-borne reconnaissance bomber. Along with the Westland Wyvern, it features in the second part of our series looking at Royal Aircraft Establishment flight test reports — in this case both aircraft were being assessed for their deck-landing characteristics by the great Lt-Cdr Eric “Winkle” Brown. Also in this issue: Professor Keith Hayward’s exploration of the political backdrop to the UK’s Al-Yamamah defence sales programme to Saudi Arabia during the early 1980s. And one of the most poignant — and shocking — articles we’ve ever published is Kristen Alexander’s chronicle of the flying life and brutal death of RAAF Hampden pilot Jimmy Catanach; not yet 23 years old, but with a year of operational bomber flying already under his belt, Jimmy was one of the 50 airmen murdered by the Gestapo after tunnelling out of Stalag Luft III during the “Great Escape” in March 1944, just over 80 years ago. Plus: Ralph Pegram opens a two-part account of a Canadian inventor’s stillborn inter-war project to create a chain of floating airports or “Seadromes” across the Atlantic; Col John W. Zink’s recollections of training to become a flying instructor on the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk stealth attack aircraft; the USA’s helicopter airlines; Supermarine Scimitar display-flying; and much more.


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Our cover subject for this issue, our 47th quarterly edition, is the prototype Short Sturgeon carrier-borne reconnaissance bomber. Along with the Westland Wyvern, it features in the second part of our series looking at Royal Aircraft Establishment flight test reports — in this case both aircraft were being assessed for their deck-landing characteristics by the great Lt-Cdr Eric “Winkle” Brown.
Also in this issue: Professor Keith Hayward’s exploration of the political backdrop to the UK’s Al-Yamamah defence sales programme to Saudi Arabia during the early 1980s. And one of the most poignant — and shocking — articles we’ve ever published is Kristen Alexander’s chronicle of the flying life and brutal death of RAAF Hampden pilot Jimmy Catanach; not yet 23 years old, but with a year of operational bomber flying already under his belt, Jimmy was one of the 50 airmen murdered by the Gestapo after tunnelling out of Stalag Luft III during the “Great Escape” in March 1944, just over 80 years ago.
Plus: Ralph Pegram opens a two-part account of a Canadian inventor’s stillborn inter-war project to create a chain of floating airports or “Seadromes” across the Atlantic; Col John W. Zink’s recollections of training to become a flying instructor on the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk stealth attack aircraft; the USA’s helicopter airlines; Supermarine Scimitar display-flying; and much more.
read more read less
Combining the permanence of a book with the diversity of a magazine, TAH is a boldly independent quarterly journal aimed at aviation’s “true believers” — anyone with a deep and abiding passion for the history of mankind’s quest to master the skies. If you want to take your interest to a new level, beyond the mainstream magazines available in the newsagents’ shops and online, TAH is for you. It will tell you things you never knew, and show you aircraft you have never seen. It will give you goosebumps; it will make you smile. It will expand your horizons and help you see the bigger picture of how flying has shaped and influenced humanity.

Brought to you by experienced former Aeroplane magazine principals Nick Stroud and Mick Oakey, TAH uses original source material — often little-known and previously unpublished — to explore aeronautical history from its beginnings to modern jets and the birth of spaceflight. It encompasses military and civil flying, the “golden era” between the World Wars, the Cold War, and many less familiar corners of the past.

Blending high-quality information, stunning archive photographs, uncluttered design and unrivalled graphics into a compact 132-page package four times a year, TAH is unlike any other aviation publication.

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The Aviation Historian Magazine

Excellent Reviewed 13 December 2020

The Aviation Historian Magazine

A superb magazine. Well written and acrefully edited, with great photos, fascinating articles on many little-known subjects, and a clear and pleasing layout. Reviewed 15 July 2020

Expert Aviation History Bookzines

Expert Aviation History Bookzines, high quality, highly recommended for military aviation buffs Reviewed 22 November 2018

The aviation history

he tenido ocasion de ver la revista,me parece innovadora dentro de la especialidad de historia...creo que es una buena compra para todo el aficionado a la aviacion...merece la pena subscribirse Reviewed 16 October 2018

Love it

great mag Reviewed 24 July 2013

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