AirForces Monthly
EditorGlenn Sands
CategoriesMilitary aviation
Circulation16,386 Jan–Dec 2016
Founded1988 (1988)
First issueApril 1988
CompanyKey Publishing
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inStamford, Lincolnshire
WebsiteOfficial website

Air Forces Monthly is a military aviation magazine published by Key Publishing, and based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.[1] It was established in 1988.[1] It provides news and analysis on military aviation, technology and related topics.[2]

The Independent claims that "Air Forces Monthly is widely read in the MoD and in the defence industry, both in Britain and in the US."[3]

In 1997, an AFM report that a military aircraft crash at Boscombe Down in September 1994 involved a classified Aurora aircraft prompted denials from the Ministry of Defence and the United States Defense Department.[3][4]

Sister publications include Air International, Air Enthusiast, Airliner World, and FlyPast.


  1. ^ a b "Aviation Magazines". Aircraft International. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  2. ^ "About, Air Forces Monthly". Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b Bellamy, Christoper; Walker, Timothy (14 March 1997). "Secret US spyplane crash may be kept under wraps". The Independent. London.
  4. ^ Bellamy, Christopher (14 March 1997). "U.S. spy-plane crashed in Britain, magazine says". The Vancouver Sun.