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French early periodicals + Air France publications in Gallica

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For those interested in French early air and who can read French, http://gallica.bnf.fr contains a host of periodicals (since 1893!), And many Air France publications, all provided by the Air France Museum.
Many contain descriptions and photos of obscure aircraft and are a valuable source of reference material for research.
Here is a list posted to the Usenet French aviation forum by retired AF engineer Dominique Otello aka "Otomatic". All credits to him.

- - - Collection of periodicals of the Air France Museum digitized in Gallica - - -

The collections of the Air France Museum include many periodicals that accompanied the birth and development of the conquest of
air, then air transport, especially those of the Air France Company created in 1933.

From the first exploits of the heavier than the air at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, with the enthusiasm of the public for this new medium
of locomotion, technical or general journals are created:
- Aerophile - the oldest aeronautical magazine in the world - published between 1893 and 1949, became the magazine of the Aéroclub de France shortly after its emergence in October 1898;
- The aerial magazine (1908-1914);
- The Aeronautical Year (1919-1939);
- Aeronautics (1919-1940); Air (1919-1960);
- The Wings (1921-1947).
- The Air (1926-1929 and 1937-1947)

To these flagship news reviews in all areas of aviation (industry, military aviation, civil, ...) now present in Gallica, the Air France Museum has also put online the book of reference:
- "History of aeronautics" by Charles Dollfus and Henri Bouché

and the following Aeronautical and Aviation periodicals:
- The aeronautical document (1926-1931);
- Plein Ciel Journal (1935-1938);
- Magazine of the Ministry of the Air (1935-1936);
- By Plane (1937-1939);
- French Wings (1944-1945);
- French Air Force (1945-1948);
- Takeoff (1945-1948)
- Life in the great outdoors (1898-1922), well-known for the exploits of the early days of aviation, was also digitized until 1920.

Naturally, specific Air France publications complete the panorama, allowing to relive factually and chronologically 80 years of the epic of the National Company, from its year of birth 1933 to 2013 with Air France magazines (internal or offered to passengers):
- Air France Monthly Bulletin (1933-1936),
- Air France Revue (1934-1968),
- Échos de l'Air (1938-1951),
- Terre et Ciel (1946-1948),
- France Aviation (1954-1997),
- Intrado (1969-1992),
- Échos Transport (1978-1992),
- Entretien (1981-1993),
- Concorde (1997-2013),
abordant tous les domaines de la Compagnie (réseau, flotte, personnel…).

À ces revues s'ajoutent les publications des Compagnies constitutives d'Air France :
- Bulletin de renseignements de la Cie Franco-roumaine de Navigation Aérienne – CIDNA (1923-1924) ;
- Air Union – Bulletin mensuel (1932-1933).

Enfin, Gallica a aussi accueilli dans le cadre du partenariat, les revues des Compagnies intégrées par Air France :
- Poinfixe (1971-1986) et Inter (1986-1997) [Air Inter]
- UAT-Relations (1956-1997) et UTA-Entreprise (1968-1991).

Accès par la « Page partenaire Air France » : http://gallica.bnf.fr/html/node/17701

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As an example of the kind of gems to be found in those periodicals, see attached capture.
 

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As Hesham pointed out, this post was a duplicate of an earlier one by Deltafan. Deleted.
And the previous one with the AF publications info can be merged with that thread.
 

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An index to many of the aviation-related historical magazines and documents of Gallica is available at

Those documents are in French, scanned by BNF/Gallica. The index is published by "Otomatic", a retired Air France engineer.

Le “clic” partie gauche de l'image de la revue : années disponibles.
Le “clic” partie droite de l'image de la revue: dates d'édition croissantes.
 
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