Flying (magazine)

Flying, sometimes styled FLYING, is an aviation magazine published since 1927 and originally called Popular Aviation prior to 1942, as well as Aeronautics for a brief period. It is read by pilots, aircraft owners, aviation enthusiasts and aviation-oriented executives in business, commercial and general aviation markets worldwide.

It has the largest paid subscription, newsstand, and international circulation of any U.S.-based aviation magazine, according to its publisher the Bonnier Corporation.[2] They promote it as "the world's most widely read aviation magazine".

Editor-in-chiefStephen Pope
CategoriesAviation magazine
PublisherGlenn Sandridge
Total circulation
(December 2012)
Year founded1927
CompanyBonnier Corporation
CountryUnited States
Based inWinter Park, Florida
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In June 2009 Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. sold the publication to Bonnier Corporation, the U.S. division of the Swedish Bonnier Group, along with four other magazines: Popular Photography, Boating, Sound and Vision and American Photo.[3]


In January 2010 the publication's demographics were:[2]

  • Male/Female: 94%/6%
  • Average Age: 49.5
  • Average HHI: $185,900
  • Average Net Worth: $2,251,000



  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. December 31, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Flying Media Kit" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-01-06.
  3. ^ "Bonnier Corp. Acquires Five Magazine Brands from Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S." Retrieved 2010-01-06.

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Stephen B. Pope, Cornell University professor

Stephen Pope (MP) (fl. 1388), English politician

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