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.

From The Magazine

ISSUE #252 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #252 – Airborne Magazine

KIT REVIEWS: • Ripmax Acro-Wot EP Sportster • E-flite UMAX ASK-21 • ParkZone Ultra Micro Corsair • Joysway Dragon Fly • Phoenix La-9 Russian Warbird • ElectriFly Mr Mulligan – A Vintage Delight • Multiplex Easy Glider Pro Blue RR+ ...

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ISSUE #251 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #251 – Airborne Magazine

KIT REVIEWS: • Austars Caribou • Multiplex Solius 2.1m Electric Glider • Phoenix Boomerang .60 Mk 2 • Wing Maker’s X-35 Fighter EDF ENGINE REVIEWS: • OS GF40 Pt II We Check Out… • The Wireless Copilot SAFE2FLY • Redback ...

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ISSUE #250 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #250 – Airborne Magazine

KIT REVIEWS: • VQ Models 2.7 metre Super Cub • ParkZone Radian Pro • Austars Models 90″ Cessna 195 • SF Models Sbach 340 EP • Phoenix Models Extra 330 SC • St Models F4U • Dualsky Hornet 460 Quad ...

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ISSUE #249 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #249 – Airborne Magazine

KIT REVIEWS: • Hangar 9 Sukhoi SU-26MM • Hubsan Spy Hawk & Invader • AMR-RC 42% Super Decathlon • Blackhorse Edge 540EP V3 • ParkZone VisionAire 3D • ParkZone Archer EP • Seagull Grob Tutor ENGINE REVIEWS: • SAITO FG-84 ...

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ISSUE #248 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #248 – Airborne Magazine

KIT REVIEWS: • PST Jets Reaction • Seagull Ultra Jet • FMS FW 190 EP • Phoenix Super Constellation • E-flite Zero • Twister Quadcopter ENGINE REVIEWS: • SAITO FG-40 • OS GT60 RADIO REVIEW: • Spektrum’s Limited Edition DX18QQ

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Multiplex Tucan

Multiplex Tucan

The Multiplex Tucan is based on the head turning, super sleek lines of the full sized Embraer Tucano jet trainer and as luck would have it, the Tucano is one of my favorite modern day airframes of choice. It was ...

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ISSUE #247 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #247 – Airborne Magazine

KIT REVIEWS: • Blade Nano CPX & 300X Helis • Precision Aerobatics Katana MX • Seagull Fun Fly 3D • ESM’s 88″ ME-109 • Axion Spitfire & BF-109 • Dynam ME 262 EDF • Ares Gamma 370 ENGINE REVIEWS: • ...

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