Airborne has closed!

It is with great regret that we have to announce the death of a great magazine. After 46 years and 247 issues the curtain has fallen, due in no uncertain terms to the buying habits of aero modellers forsaking their traditional bricks & mortar hobby shop for the vagaries of a quick and sometimes questionable purchase from an Internet site.


These purchasing habits may seem innocent enough, but when these purchases are multiplied, they affect the entire industry from the local manufacturer, (yes, we did have quite a few once!) the wholesalers, the retailers and of course their window to you, our Airborne readers.


Next time you wonder why there is no longer a hobby store near you or a hobby magazine to read, check your buying habits and ask "where can I get sound advice, a friendly face and all the nick knacks that are needed for a model in one place?" If you answer it used to be my local store but it has gone, then more likely you are part of the problem.


Support the shops that are still here because without your support the will not be here much longer. Fly safe and goodbye from us all at Airborne.

About Airborne Magazine

Airborne is Australia’s leading radio control model aeroplane magazine. In over 28 years of production Airborne caters for all interests in aeromodelling. While specialising in sport and scale radio control model aircraft the magazine also features gliders, rubber powered and free flight types, control line, electric, pylon and ducted fan models.

In every issue readers will find reviews of the latest model engines, kits, radio control equipment and accessories, new products, as well as articles on technical aspects of this fascinating hobby. Airborne also offers a comprehensive plans service with a range of over 600 plans of model aeroplanes with new plans added every month.

Latest plans are launched with full construction articles and flight reports in each issue of Airborne. Please browse through the model aircraft plan construction articles on our web page, we are sure you will find something to your liking.

Each month our web page will feature additional plan construction articles so keep visiting us or better still, go to our plans list and send us your order and you too can be one of our many satisfied builders. Happy Flying!

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