Problems For Computer Pilot Magazine

computer-pilot-vol12issue-6-coverYet another victim of the current Global Economic Crisis? Or just part of the dwindling interest for Flight Simulator? According to Robert Ferraro, the owner of the popular Computer Pilot Magazine, it is the former.

Today he sent out a note to subscribers explaining that they are selling less, and hence the cost have gone up, forcing him to reduce the frequency back to once every TWO months instead of the customary and unique monthly schedule.

Most certainly a major disappointment for the faithful readers of the trusted FS glossy. It now puts Computer Pilot back  on par with their English counterpart and competitor, PC Pilot.

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peter hack
Friday, March 13, 2009 17:43

I’m very happy with both magazines, Computer Pilot and PC Pilot. So long as quality is not sacrificed, I’ll still be taking both.

BradS
Thursday, March 12, 2009 14:01

Actually, if it were an online only mag, I would probably not continue the subscription. As I like to read in various places and in detail, not just in front of my monitor, having the mag in hardcopy is needed. However, if they went back to a monthly run, I may be open to an alternating schedule: 1st month hard copy, next month online, etc.

Anthony Ivory
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 19:12

Why don’t you take the lead and make it an online only magazine?

Most of the cost are the actual printing and mailing.

Many of the main stream magazine are available digital with the exact same advertisers.

Take a look at http://www.zinio.com