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No other publication gives you access to a greater number of certified pilots and aircraft owners at a lower cost per thousand. AOPA Pilot – our flagship publication – has a reach of nearly 500,000 every month between 275,000+ active pilot subscribers and 1.8 pass-along readers, representing the broadest segment of general aviation, making them the ideal audience for building your brand and growing your market share.

This monthly magazine features everything from the latest news affecting general aviation to pilot reports on the latest aviation products, guidance for improving flying skills, articles that reinforce readers’ passion for flying, outstanding stories about great destinations, spectacular photography and the latest pilot gear, which make AOPA Pilot the award-winning print and digital publication that it is.

495,900 275,500 23,000 7,000 TO FLIGHT SCHOOLS, FBOs & AVIATION EVENTS MONTHLY
Audience - unparalleled reach

85% of all private pilots
69% of all commercial pilots
58% of all flight instructors
50% of all instrument-rated pilots
28% of all airline transport pilots

Audience - key demographics

97% Male   3% female
Average Age 61 Years
$262,000 average household income
$1.6 million average household net worth
88% have read three of the last four issues
80% have read all four of the last four issues

Active pilots - active buyers

74% have been a member of AOPA for 10 years or more
84% say flying is their top recreational pursuit
28% use their aircraft for business
52% use for vacation travel
176,000 (86%) of the GA fleet is owned, leased
or operated by AOPA subscribers
• 107,550 (61%) own or lease an aircraft
personally or in partnership
• 28,210 (16%) own an aircraft in their own
business or a company they work for

Qualified buyers

73% graduated college or hold a higher degree
32% hold a doctoral or master’s degree
45% hold a top management job title
25% are self-employed or entrepreneurs

Buyers and influencers

51% purchased a flight planning “app” in the past year
38% purchased an aviation headset
30% purchased tires, wheels & brakes
30% purchased avionics & avionics systems
79% have encouraged or mentored an individual
to take flying lessons in the past five years
37% said their mentoring led to the
completion of a pilot certificate
14% said their mentoring led to the
purchase of an aircraft

Brand advocates

32% gave advice on the purchase of new or used aircraft
30% gave advice on aircraft and avionics systems
28% gave advice on an aviation college/university, academy
or flight school
26% gave advice on the purchase of aviation headsets

Buyers you can count the next two years

64% plan to purchase recurrent training services
50% plan to purchase ADS-B products
23% plan to purchase aviation headsets
12% plan to purchase a hand held GPS
10% plan to purchase an angle of attack (AOA) system
10% plan to purchase engine replacement/overhaul
AAM Audit, December 2015, Erdos & Morgan 2016 Subscriber Study




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January 11/11/16 11/17/16 12/6/16 12/8/16 – 12/13/16
February 12/9/16 12/15/16 01/10/17 1/12/17 – 1/17/17 U.S. Sport Aviation/Sebring - Pilot
March 1/20/17 1/26/17 2/14/17 2/16/17 – 2/21/16 Northwest Aviation - Pilot
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Women In Aviation - Turbine

Theme: Getaways
April 2/17/17 2/23/17 3/14/17 3/16/17 – 3/21/16 Sun N’ Fun - Pilot & Turbine
AEA - Pilot
Aero Friedricshafen - Turbine
May 3/17/17 3/23/17 4/1/17 4/13/17 – 4/18/17 Theme: Photography
June 4/21/17 4/27/17 5/16/17 5/18/17 – 5/23/17
July 5/19/17 5/25/17 6/13/17 6/15/17 – 6/20/17  
August 6/16/17 6/22/17 7/11/17 7/13/17 – 7/18/17 AirVenture - Pilot
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January 2018 11/10/17 11/1/17 11/21/17 11/23/17 – 12/28/17  

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