Advertising with PC Pilot
PC Pilot has now been established for almost 10 years and is currently the biggest-selling flight sim magazine in the world. We carry a cover disk every issue and the magazine is sold across the globe.
The majority of our coverage includes regular reviews and features on Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X and associated third-party addons. In particular, we carry an on-going tutorial on Mission Building in FSX. Our main objective is to cater for every reader’s interests. So, in each issue you will find regular ‘departments’ that reflect those interests. These include reviews on airliners, GA and military aircraft, as well as scenery packages.
Tutorials on air combat, GA flying, airliner flying and regular flight tutorials from Flight Simulator are also included. In addition, we also carry interviews with publishers and developers within the industry and a hardware section – covering everything from graphics cards to motion platforms.
PC Pilot is professionally produced by flight simmers for flight simmers, subsequently, we can guarantee we speak the same language as your target market. I believe that, with a combination of our detailed and varied coverage and your presence on the pages of PC Pilot, we can give excellent exposure to your company in this exciting and ever-changing world of flight simulation.
PC Pilot is the only flight simulation magazine on the market today that has an ABC audit, which means we sell the number of copies we say we do. The magazine is the only dedicated flight simulation magazine in the UK and achieves the best-selling figures globally. Our readers are predominantly male, with the majority being in the 26 to 55 year age bracket. 76% are married with over 42% earning over £30K per annum, affording them a high disposable income to spend on a hobby which they are very passionate about.
Our readers spend a large amount of money each year on PC hardware in order to ensure they achieve the maximum realism from the software they use. The most commonly undertaken component upgrades include memory, CPUs and graphics cards. The latter have taken on a new importance as a result of improved graphical performance throughout the Flight Sim X series and, as a result, our readers constitute a large potential market for graphics card sales. Similarly, multiple computer monitors are now commonplace amongst flight simulation enthusiasts who are willing to spend significantly on such products in order to improve their simulation experience.
PC Pilot is not only read by virtual pilots; real pilots are also attracted to our magazine and 19% of our readers hold a CAA/ JAA/FAA pilot’s licence.
PC Pilot is unique in that it has a FREE cover mounted CD with every issue. This disk is packed with the latest patches, demos, videos and updates, along with freeware and specials from major publishing houses. Furthermore, the launch of the new PC Pilot Summer and Winter Specials means we are now able to offer you even more opportunities to reach your market.