French Military Aviation
Immediately on joining Air-Britain in 1964, Paul Jackson contributed to the monthly Digest’s Readers’ Logs and military and civil aviation news sections. He was a founding member of the Humberside Aviation Society and editor of its newsletter, also finding time to contribute to the now long-defunct Blackbushe Movements and South-East Air Review, notably on foreign military aviation subjects. After semi-professional contributions to Aviation News and Air Pictorial in the 1970s, and a series of books for Midland Counties Publications, he became a full-time aviation writer in 1979 — both in professional market research and intelligence, and enthusiasts’ publications and part-works. He joined the compiling team of Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft in 1988 and was appointed the book’s editor in 1994, filling that position until July 2019. He continues to submit information to sections of Air-Britain News and contribute technical drawings to the society’s books. ‘Hobbies’ exclusively concern aviation photography and flying an Aeronca Chief.