Air Stories was a monthly magazine published from 1935 until early in World War 2. Although it mixed fact and fiction in its coverage, fiction seemed to have been especially popular, with stories of air fighting in the First World War and more contemporary adventure stories, all illustrated by black and white drawings. Plans for model aircraft were also regularly included.
The sometimes spectacular and always colourful cover illustrations were the work of Serge R. Drigin. Born and raised in Russia, he became a sailor, then studied art in Moscow and following World War 1 settled in London. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s he produced a prolific number and range of illustrations, especially for action magazines and comics intended for boys; he was also a pioneer illustrator of science fiction. Drigin was a keen yachtsman, and was a fan of motor racing at Brooklands.
The Museum holds 46 issues of Air Stories, only a handful lacking their covers, between 1935 and April 1940. The set was dontaed to the Museum in 2006.