Australian Aviation (magazine)

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Australian Aviation
Australian Aviation Aug 07.jpg
Cover of the August 2007 edition
Managing editor Gerard Frawley[1]
Categories Aviation
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 14,900 monthly (2012)[2]
Publisher Phantom Media Pty Ltd
Year founded 1977[2]
Country Australia
Based in Manuka, Canberra
Language English
ISSN 0813-0876

Australian Aviation is a popular aviation-related magazine that has been sold in Australia and New Zealand since 1977.


Founded by Jim Thorn in 1977, the magazine is based in Fyshwick in the Australian Capital Territory.

Gerard Frawley is the current editor.[1] Frawley became managing editor in March 2005, after he (and business partners Lee-Anne Simm and Andrew McLaughlin) formed Phantom Media Pty Ltd to purchase Australian Aviation from Jim Thorn.[1]

The magazine today[edit]

The magazine is currently Australia's largest selling aviation magazine by volume.[2]

The magazine publishes eleven editions a year (January/February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December).[2]

It covers a wide range of aviation-related areas, from civil aviation to defence, safety, airlines, airports, as well as aircraft reviews. As of the November 2008 edition, the format of the magazine has been re-designed, as well as increased in size to A4.

It is also available electronically.

Notable contributors[edit]

  • Gerard Frawley, managing editor[3]
  • Andrew McLaughlin, deputy editor[4]
  • Ellis Taylor, reporter
  • Tony Arbon, civil aircraft register columnist[5]
  • Macarthur Job, air safety writer
  • Geoffrey Thomas, contributing writer & contrails columnist[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Our staff & writers". Phantom Media. Archived from the original on 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About Australian Aviation". Phantom Media. Archived from the original on 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Gerard Frawley Pipi Profile
  4. ^ Andrew McLaughlin Profile on Wotnews Archived 6 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Record in Civil Aviation Catalogue
  6. ^ Yahoo News blog Archived 10 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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