Published as a monthly magazine with issue #1 in January 1943 until issue #17 in October 1944. Due to the War Production Board’s paper restrictions, there were no February, May or July 1943 issues. The size format for the magazine settled as 7-1/2″ x 10-3/4″ with 50 to 60 pages. Each Flying Cadet was known for it’s inclusion of color “comic book” style story layouts as the magazine was geared toward the older male teenager. ……. Magazine description from issue #1. ……. No other aviation magazine gives you everything you get in Flying Cadet, news right off the firing line, thrilling aviation accounts of U. S. pilots, bombardiers, and gunners in World War II. Flying Cadet has been written for student pilots and will keep you up to date on everything that is new in aviation. It will tell you what you ought to know about navigation, meteorology, aerodynamics, aviation construction and design all in easily understood language, profusely illustrated with drawings, pictures, diagrams and blueprints.
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