Approach Magazine










Since 1955 Approach magazine has guided Navy and Marine Corps aviation professionals with information, statistics and a bit of humor. Most of all, Approach has given aviators a place to share stories, misdeeds and adventures, to make us better, safer and more effective.

These first-person “There I was” stories have been the basis for Approach since its inception. This sharing of stories also has bonded naval aviators — past and present — to one another and to the profession itself. Picture yourself with a damaged aircraft, operating in blue water with a pitching deck and enough gas for one, maybe two, approaches, and you have everything needed for a “There I was” story.

360° Approach is the next evolution of this publication, and holds true to the traditions and history of the original.

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Click the links below to see older editions of Approach.

360 Approach Vol. 1. /No. 2

360° Approach Vol. 1/No. 1

Approach-MECH Vol. 61 No. 1 March 2016

Approach-MECH Vol 61 No 2 September 2016

Approach-MECH Vol 61 No 3 December 2016