During the past month, African Pilot received an incredible accolade by being recognised as one of the top ten aviation magazines in the world. Apart from one Australian aviation magazine, African Pilot is the only African aviation magazine that competes with American, Canadian and British aviation magazines that all have significantly larger audiences. Placed in seventh position the commendation read: “African Pilot and APAnews together are the most widely read and distributed aviation-specific publications on the African continent.” This honour was a complete surprise to me, because African Pilot did not enter any competition in an attempt to win this award. This recognition shows that a well designed and relevant aviation magazine will find its place within the world stage. Frankly this is not about quantity in terms of publishing a monthly magazine that is filled with cover to cover cheap advertising, but rather a superb production that has relevance in the overall aviation market.
So what is next? As we enter 2019, African Pilot is committed more than ever to place our readers and advertisers at the forefront of African and indeed global aviation by producing the very best aviation publication that has significant influence within this incredibly interesting market. Presently African Pilot is printing more monthly magazines than any of its African magazine competitors. Over the coming year African Pilot will be introducing several new innovations to ensure that the publication not only keeps up with developments in the digital age, but also presents new platforms for ultimate communication within African and world aviation.
How about sharing the love for flying?
Following on from the ‘Children’s Flight’ staged at Grand Central Airport some months ago, Felix Gosher decided to stage flights for elderly people and their carers at Rand Airport on Saturday 1 December. In order to stage this event, Felix called in the support of many pilots and sponsors including the management of Rand Airport.