What is a "small" air force?
A short answer is that a "Small Air Force" is any military air unit (air, navy, army, and paramilitary) that has not been covered is nauseating detail by the English-language aviation and modeling publishing establishment. This excludes the USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, etc. However, it does not necessarily exclude countries with a large number of aircraft such as Czarist Russia, pre-WW2 France, etc.

Where did the name "Clearinghouse" come from?
In 1976, I wrote to the International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS) asking to be put into contact with the "Area Specialist" on Polish aviation and included a couple of question to indicate the extent of my knowledge of the subject.They replied that they didn't have a specialist on Polish aviation and asked if I would be their specialist in that area. I replied that I was not a specialist in any area, but that I would be willing to serve as a "Clearinghouse" for information on Polish aviation, and than naively added "and any other small country". They accepted and before long I had collected so much information that I decided that I had to share this information with others by publishing the Small Air Force Observer.

What is the difference between SAFCH and SAFO?
The Small Air Forces Clearing House (SAFCH) is the not-for-profit organization that published the quarterly journal the Small Air Forces Observer (SAFO). Subscribers to the SAFO automatically become members of the SAFCH.

How can I send money to SAFO?
The Small Air Forces Clearing House (SAFCH) is the not-for-profit organization that published the quarterly journal the Small Air Forces Observer (SAFO). Subscribers to the SAFO automatically become members of the SAFCH.

What is the quality of the Xerox copies of out-of-print issues?
Out-of-print issues are made on a high-quality Xerox copy machine and are indistinguishable for the original except for a slight degradation in the quality of the photos because of the use of a non-glossy paper.

How can I estimate the cost of mailing back issues?
Once you've determined the number of back issue you want, go the website form the United States Postal service (usps.com). You can estimate the weight by assuming 4 oz. for each back issue. If you order more than two back issues, add $2.00 for a padded envelope. In all cases, you will be charged only for the exact cost of the postage (and envelope) and any excess, or deficit, will be credited, or debited, to you account.

Is postage included in the price of items order from the SAFCH Sales Service?
Post is included with all order from the US. Orders from outside the US should add 25%. In all cases, non-US orders will be charged only for the exact cost of the postage, and any excess, or deficit, will be credited, or debited, to you account.

Is SAFO any relation to Sappho, the ancient Greek poetess from the Isle of Lesbos?
No!