Airborne has closed!

It is with great regret that we have to announce the death of a great magazine. After 46 years and 274 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.

Back Issues

ISSUE #269 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #269 – Airborne Magazine

How To… Scale Covering Techniques Using Acetate Fabric OS Gemini FT-160 Twin We Test Fly… • Great Planes Phazer EDF • E-Flite Carbon Z  T-28 Trojan • FMS Firefly • Balsa USA Nieuport • Inductrix 200 RPV • Ripmax Acro-Wot ...

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ISSUE #267 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #267 – Airborne Magazine

We Test Fly… •    VQ Monaro Trainer – Sportster •    Dymond 4mtr Epsilon Powered Glider •    Multiplex Fun Cub •    Phoenix Models 152cm Ju-87 Stuka •    FMS P40B Warhawk •    Ripmax Jive Fun Fly We Check Out… The FUTABA 18SZ

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ISSUE #266 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #266 – Airborne Magazine

We Test Fly… VQ Models Scooter Seagull’s RV8 Eagle FMS Super Scorpion EDF Jet SIG Riser 100 Glider . . . Revisited Blade 25 FPV Racing Drone Engine Review: RCGF 21cc Twin Adding Scale Detail To Cockpit Instruments

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ISSUE #265 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #265 – Airborne Magazine

We Test Fly… •    FMS & RocHobby P-39 Airacobra •    Seagull’s Fly Baby •    Quest Impaction Heli •    Hobbyzone Conscendo S Powered Glider •    Ripmax Acro Wot Foam-E Mk2 Jets Over Temora Radio Reviews: • Futaba’s T6K • Futaba GYA ...

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ISSUE #264 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #264 – Airborne Magazine

4.6 metre Me323 Gigant We check out the Spektrum Wireless Buddy System We Test Fly… • VQ Models Ju-52 “Iron Annie” • Seagull Funky Cub on Floats • Nine Eagles Galaxy Visitor 7 Quadcopter • Ripmax Wot 4 Foan-E • Multiplex ...

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