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Weekly magazine about aviation, concentrating on civil aviation and aircraft.

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      27.04.2001 06:46
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      As you might have guessed from a few of the reviews I've done, I have a wee soft spot for all things that can fly. Flight International is a weekly magazine that concentrates mostly on civil aviation - namely the airlines, aircraft manufacturers, engineering and all the business issues that go with that. The magazine's content is excellent. They do very detailed and thorough articles and keep right up to date with anything that's happening in the aerospace industry. The magazine is fairly business oriented though. It tends to detail things like contracts engine manufacturers have etc, and some of the things may not always be of huge interest to the casual airline fan like myself. It seems a bit repetitive at times when you don't have a personal interest in the business side of things. More of use to someone who actually works in the industry. Though this is a useful insight for anyone thinking about a job in certain areas of the aviation industry. In fact, Flight International also has recruitment pages at the end for anyone in search of a job, mostly ads looking for fully qualified pilots. *sob* (A job I'd love to do hehe.) The magazine's news pages are divided into sections. It starts off with the major stories,air transport news (new routes, airlines, fleet orders etc), defence news, business news, general aviation and spaceflight. The next pages contain the main features for that particular issue. For me, the strong points of Flight International are it's features. They are interesting and thorough and each week the feature concentrates on something different. Take recent examples - Concorde's comeback after the Paris crash, the Indian aerospace industry and a test flight of the new Boeing 777-300. Each year the magazine publishes an airline safety review article and also an A to Z of world airlines. There are excellent photographs in Flight International and the magazine is available wo
      rldwide and has input from journalists worldwide. In fact, David Learmont (the operations/ safety editor) often appears on SkyNews to talk about any incidents involvling airlines. The magazine also has a good website at www.flightinternational.com Overall I'd highly recommend this magazine. I buy it occasionally, as personally I find it a little bit repetitive and it's a bit expensive to buy weekly. Sometimes it's a bit too indepth for me, more info that what I'm looking for at the time; but that's the very reason why other readers might find it indispensible so, 4 stars!


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