Belgisch luchtvaart-historisch kwartaalblad, uitgegeven door de luchtvaartvereniging van het Stedelijk Hoger-Technisch Instituut (SHTI) in Oostende van 1977 tot ongeveer 1986. Naarmate de jaren verstreken werd het blad steeds dikker. Het enige nummer van de 9e jaargang telt b.v. 106 pagina’s. Dat nummer is dan ook gelijmd, de overige zijn geniet.
Qua uitvoering vergelijkbaar met het Nederlandse blad ‘Luchtvaartkennis’ uit die periode, alleen veel dikker.
1e jaargang no.3 - November 1977
2e jaargang nr. 3 - November 1978
3e jaargang nr.1, 2, 3 en 4 (compleet)
4e jaargang nr.2 - December 1980
5e jaargang nr.1, 2, 3, 4 (compleet)
6e jaargang nr.1, 2, 3
7e jaargang nr. 2, 3
8e jaargang nr.1, 2 , 3
9e jaargang (geen nummer, laatste nummer?)
Published by Phoebus Publising in 1980 and 1981
64 pages per volume, full color, softback
1 - Early jetliners by Bill Gunston (cover title)
2 – Modern Jetliners by Chris Chant
3 – Early Airliners by Chris Chant
4 – Advanced Jetliners by Peter G. Cooksley
5 – Civil Helicopters by Will Fowler
6 - General aviation by Michael F. Jerram and Cliff Barnett
7 – Airliners of the 1930’s by John Stroud
8 - Piston airliners since 1940 by Dennis Baldry
9 - Turboprop airliners by Christopher Chant
10 - Private-Owner Aircraft by Michael F. Jerram
11 - Modern Fighters Part 1 by David Scallon
12 - Modern Fighters Part 2 by Michael J. Gething
13 - Sporting And Homebuilt Aircraft by Michael F Jerram
14 – Fighters of World War II part 1 by Bernard Fitzsimons
All 131 issues of this famous quartely magazine from 1974 to 2007
‘Air Enthusiast’ was first published in July 1974 under the title ‘Air Enthusiast Quarterly’, as a historical aviation title to complement the monthly ‘Air International’, (which was called ‘Air Enthusiast’ at the time). It was renamed ‘Air Enthusiast’ with issue No.5, when ‘Air International’ adopted it’s present title. During the 1980’s the publication frequency declined to three times per year, but increased back to quarterly following transfer of the title to Key Publishing and further increased to bi-monthly from July 1995, with issue No.58. Ceased publication with issue No.131 in September 2007.
The magazine featured a design style and layout similar to ‘Air International’, but contained longer in-depth articles on historical aircraft types and civil/military aircraft operators. When, in about 1998, ‘Air International’ ceased publishing historical features, this magazine took over as the flagship historical title for Key Publishing.
Issues are A4 size with 80 pages each, illustrated by many b+w and colour photos, colour profiles and 3-view line drawings. Earlier issues featured a cutaway line drawing in each issue, but these have been gradually discontinued. The original and well-researched feature articles cover a broad range of time periods and topics from around the world.
Publishers: Finescroll Limited 1974-May 1989, Tri-Service Press May 1989-late 1990 (Issue 39-Issue 41), Key Publishing Ltd May 1991 (Issue 42 - 131).
Editors: William Green and Gordon Swanborough 1973-late 1990, Ken Ellis (Issue 42 onwards).
AIRPLANE – de complete luchtvaartencyclopedie
Compleet: 168 tijdschriften in 14 verzamelbanden, ruim 4700 pagina’s
Typebeschrijvingen, schitterende foto's, 3D- tekeningen en 168 uitklapposters over 3pagina’s
Alle tijdschriften en banden in perfecte staat, zo goed als nieuw.
Prijs: € 100,00 (dat is inclusief verzendkosten)
Flying Lanes - Being the Journal of a Flight Around South America and Over the Andes.
By William K. Vanderblit
New York: Privately Printed, 1937. First Edition, one of 1000 copies. Illustrated with photographs by Robert D. Huntington, and a map by Sisson.
Designed by Richard Ellis. 136 pages.
Original blue cloth with silver device and lettering on upper cover and spine; fine in fine dust jacket.
A detailed account of a 25-day flight around South America taken by Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt, another couple, one pilot and one mechanic, in a Sikorsky S-43 amphibian with twin 750 hp engines, additional gas tanks to permit the plane to remain in the air for eight hours, and a number of luxurious armchairs “the only ones of this kind yet installed in a plane”.
Vanderbilt, one of America's most distinquished yachtsmen, seemed unable to go anywhere without producing an illustrated account of his journeys, complete, in this case, with technical information (amount of gas used, number of oil changes, etc.) for those who might wish to make such a trip themselves. More to the point, perhaps, is the author's lively narrative, and some excellent photographs of the Andes and elsewhere, many taken by himself.
Vanderbilt had 1000 copies privately printed as give-aways to family, friends and business relations.
Price: €175 (that includes shipping to anywhere in the world)
Ik heb nog veel meer antiquarische luchtvaartboeken te koop in mijn eigen boekwinkeltje op de website Boekwinkeltjes.nl