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Our readers

An independent survey of Cross Country’s readership reveals:

Unique: Cross Country reaches a unique audience of influential pilots, with very little cross-over readership between Cross Country and any one other magazine.

Loyal: The average reader has been reading Cross Country for three years and eight months, and 89% of pilots think Cross Country is the best magazine in free flying.

Passionate: Our readers are obsessed with flying, and are influential figures. 52% fly at least every week, 20% are instructors or coaches, and 75% fly cross-country or competitions.

High disposable income: They spend on average €1,587 a year on travel, and €1,401 a year on equipment. This represents a total spend in excess of € 50 million a year on flying by Cross Country readers.

Keen on kit: Cross Country readers fly sport gliders, and buy a new wing every 2 to 3 years and a new flying suit, harness, vario or other instrument every 1 or 2 years.

Internet savvy: Most readers are aged 30-45, and use the internet very frequently – with 43% spending an hour a day online.

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More journal than magazine, Cross Country has kept free flyers stoked with inspiration and information since 1988. Learn to fly better with technique, weather and safety articles, read the latest glider and gear reviews, and be inspired with adventure and flying stories in each of the ten issues you'll receive each year. Respected as independent and authoritative, Cross Country is a reader-supported publication read in over 100 countries.

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