Aviator Review

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Aviator Review
Logo of the magazine Fliegerrevue
description Interest magazine
publishing company PPVMEDIEN GmbH,
Bergkirchen (from 2011)
Buch und Zeitschriften Verlag GmbH,
Berlin (until 2011)
Verlag für Sport und Technik (until 1990)
First edition 1952
Frequency of publication per month
Editor-in-chief Lutz Buchmann
Web link Website of the magazine
A Zlín Z-42 with the logo of the Fliegerrevue at ILA 2010

Fliegerrevue is a monthly German magazine with a focus on aviation as well as civil and military aviation .

The magazine was founded under the original name "Flügel der Heimat" in 1952 in the GDR and accordingly the main focus was on aviation in Eastern Germany and Eastern Europe . It cost 1.50 marks and was published by the central board of the Society for Sport and Technology (GST) in the publishing house for sport and technology, which belonged to the military publishing house of the GDR .

From 1960 to 1970 the editions appeared under the name Aero-Sport under the direction of Karl Heinz Hardt, son of a merchant family, who was enthusiastic about gliding at a young age. In 1943, at the age of seventeen, he was drafted into the Wehrmacht, where he was trained as a pilot. In 1950, the establishment of a gliding organization began in the GDR. Hardt was used as an aviation functionary for the FDJ in the Zittau district. It was during this time that his talent for writing was discovered. He had repeatedly reported on the adventure of flying in numerous newspaper articles. In 1952 Karl Heinz Hardt was appointed aviation editor to the central board of the Society for Sport and Technology in Berlin, where he worked for the magazine “Flügel der Heimat”; this was renamed Aero-Sport in 1960 and received the name Flieger-Revue under Hardt in 1970, under which it became known internationally as a specialist magazine for aerospace. Until his retirement in 1990, Karl Heinz Hardt was editor-in-chief of the Flieger-Revue.

After 1990 the Flieger-Revue was continued under the same title. The content became thematically broader and more international, with aerospace issues from the former so-called Eastern Bloc countries still being addressed. The coverage ranges from air sports and flying with microlight aircraft to all aspects of commercial and military aviation and space travel. In addition, there is a collection series and type series on aircraft as well as articles on model making in each issue . Lutz Buchmann has directed the magazine since 1995.

Fliegerrevue X has been published as a special magazine on aviation history since 2002 . The Fliegerrevue also publishes the aviation professions career guide every year.

The original military publishing house was renamed Brandenburgisches Verlagshaus. The magazine was later published by "Möller Buch und Zeitschriften Verlag GmbH", Berlin. Since 2011 the publisher has been PPVMEDIEN GmbH in Bergkirchen.

The 60th year appeared in 2012. The “Fliegerrevue” is currently the oldest specialist magazine on the aerospace industry that appears in Germany.

Web links

Commons : Fliegerrevue  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Report on Karl Heinz Hardt