''Flight International'' is a monthly magazine focused on aerospace. Published in the United Kingdom and founded in 1909 as "A Journal devoted to the Interests, Practice, and Progress of Aerial Locomotion and Transport", it is the world's oldest continuously published aviation news magazine. ''Flight International'' is published by DVV Media Group. Competitors include Jane's Information Group and ''Aviation Week''. Former editors of, and contributors include H. F. King, Bill Gunston, John W. R. Taylor and David Learmount.


The founder and first editor of ''Flight'' was Stanley Spooner. He was also the creator and editor of ''The Automotor Journal'', originally titled ''The Automotor Journal and Horseless Vehicle''.Guide To British Industrial History: Biographies: ''Stanley Spooner''"
Retrieved 18 July 2018.
From around 1900 the journal had a separate section relating to aviation and aeronautical matters. The 5 April 1908 issue of ''The Automotor Jornal'' included a diagram of patent drawings of a plane made by the Wright Brothers."Back To The Beginning"
''Flight''. 28 October 1948. p. 506. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
Stanley kept in contact with them via his friend Griffith Brewer. Eventually, Spooner decided that a journal focused solely on matters relating to flying should be published—and so, ''Flight'' magazine was established as an offshoot of ''The Automotor Journal''. Claiming to be the first aeronautical weekly in the world, ''Flight'' first appeared on 2 January 1909 as the official journal of the Aero Club of the United Kingdom (later the Royal Aero Club).Bruce 1982, p. 133 In April 1934, ''Flight'' was acquired by Iliffe & Sons, who were proprietors and printers of technical magazines, one of which included ''Autocar''. On 4 January 1962 the magazine was renamed ''Flight International''. In August 2019, ''Flight International'' and its associated divisions (except analytics and consulting divisions which retained by RELX as Cirium) were sold to DVV Media Group. In September 2020, ''Flight International'' switched from a weekly to monthly publication.Hoyle, Craig. "Comment: Welcome to the new-look Flight". ''Flight International'', September 2020, Vol. 197, No. 5749. p. 7.

See also

* FlightGlobal * Aviation Week & Space Technology, a similar aerospace sector industry magazine




External links

DVV Media International

''Flight'' archives Flightglobal.com

(snapshot of site from December 2012)
Archived Flight International magazines
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