Subscribers are about to receive the new FLYING magazine

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New FLYING magazine is about to hit subscribers’ mailboxes. We have been working for six months on the redesign and relaunch of the print magazine. The goal has been to create the best aviation magazine anywhere. Last weekend I received an advanced copy of the latest issue and was blown away by how good the new release was.

The magazine uses the highest quality paper on the market, along with ink that has far more color depth than anything I’ve ever seen. It now has a weight that gives the magazine an essence of importance and a level of sophistication that is suitable for a coffee table for even the most refined tastes.

The new magazine now contains much more content than before. In the past two years, the previous version usually had 70 pages inside the covers, and the new version has 112 pages. But since the paper and covers are thicker, the new version comes out three times thicker when comparing density. The Q1 issue has 24 article sections compared to 16 in the most recent editions.

The new version of @FlyingMagazine is three times thicker than the old version, with a much better quality paper. [Photo: Craig Fuller]

Because we removed newsstand distribution (now you can only get FLYING Magazine by subscribing), we’ve made the cover very simple with no text or barcodes that detract from the image. On the new cover you will only find FLYING logo, an airplane-themed photo, and the issue number and date at the bottom. We think this cleaner look creates something you’re more likely to flaunt in your home or office than what we’ve offered before.

The updates weren’t just on the cover – you’ll find more updates on the inside too. We used more modern design techniques to give the magazine a fresher look and easier to navigate. You’ll find many more articles and photos than before and we’ve removed some of the cluttered ads that populated the old magazine. You’ll still find a few ads dotted around, but we’ve implemented stricter design standards and limited the number of ads per issue.

While we did FLYING a quarterly publication, this does not mean that we will produce only four editions per year. We are planning at least two special editions in 2022, one in the summer around adventure flying and a buyer’s guide in the fall for a total of six magazines in print in 2022. With the expanded quarterly print editions and special editions that we have planned, FLYING the subscriber will receive more content than in recent years.

The difference in thickness between the previous version (bottom) and the new FLYING Magazine [Photo: Craig Fuller]

The print edition also focuses on evergreen content that is less about news and similar coverage. We have intensified our website for news and current topics, which offers about 10 new articles every day. Indeed, with the redesign of the FLYINGMag.com site and investments in digital, traffic to the web version of FLYING has quadrupled since we took over, and the site continues to break records.

I strongly encourage you to subscribe to the new FLYING Magazine. It’s only available to subscribers, you won’t find it in stores anywhere.

Our revamped print magazine is the best aviation magazine on the market and we would appreciate your support.

I would like to know what you think of the new version of FLYING and we would love for you to send us any comments or suggestions on how we can make the magazine even better. Connect with me on Twitter @freightalley.

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