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Airplanista Magazine to Remain Free for Worldwide Distribution
After a short market test in May, 2011 to see of the digital magazine reading public was ready to accept a paid subscription model, the popular new media, all-digital aviation publication has chosen to remain free for distributed around the world.
"This is the Wild West of publishing right now” said Pimentel, who is Airplanista’
Airplanista has also re-focused the magazine’s mission, and will be securing content that honors and assists pilots and aviation enthusiasts who advocate for general and business aviation. “There are thousands of people who work at the grass roots level as proponents of GA, who do great work presenting flying to those who no little about the aviation family,” said Pimentel. “With each issue, we will present articles profiling these GA advocates, while also giving them solid advice and assistance to help them complete their advocacy mission.”
To help the magazine’s mission of telling the stories of these aviation advocates, it is imperative to have increasing online traffic coming to the magazine’s viewing site. Stated Pimentel, “we found that traffic fell off a cliff during our paid model market test, and once we switched back to free distribution, traffic for the June issue was ten times more than May, which was the pay model’s test issue. This proves that to be successful in the outreach program which is at the very core of our mission, we need to have Airplanista remain free, available without login or subscription.”
Airplanista Magazine is published on the first of each month, online at http://airplanista.com. Each new online issue is offered using a state-of-the-
With a tagline of “Sometimes serious, sometimes humorous, always unpredictable.”
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Airplanista Magazine is an online monthly aviation magazine with features, commentary, and stunning aviation photography. Published for pilots and the general aviation community. Sometimes serious. Sometimes humorous. Always unpredictable.