The market surely has enough mags to cover the classic/historical scene as it is, the loss of the all-rounder AI will be sorely missed.
zigzag wrote:Got my latest AI yesterday - an event I look forward to each month. Well, looks like it will be the last in the current style - lots of info of how its going in a new 'Classic' direction as of next month .
From what I can see it will now mainly be focussing on cllassic and historic aviation in response to reader feedback.
My first thoughts are of of total disappointment, as for me AI was the best mag on the market, nicely balanced content with a mix of history, warbirds, airlines/airports, modern mil, airshows, and news (mil, civ, preservation). It pitched its writing at just the right level (Airliners for me is a bit too low level, whilst Combat Aircraft is too US, and AFM is too technical/weapons systems biased, and Im not too onterested in the historic scene so dont ever peruse those mags).
The market surely has enough mags to cover the classic/historical scene as it is, the loss of the all-rounder AI will be sorely missed .
I might be wrong, and Ill give it a try until the end of my current subscription, but on the basis of what Ive read then I for one wont be buying it in future.
Harlequin67 wrote:I think the disgruntled AI readers may well end up at Air International.
Ben Dunnell wrote:
And there will be many main feature articles of interest to enthusiasts of current and recent military and civil aviation.
Well all I can say Ben is that the '100% Pure Classic' is very misleading.
Ben Dunnell wrote:It is true that the publication will be taking on a more classic, historical bias....
AlexC wrote:Can't say that I fully agree with that. Not all of us have your connections maybe. For instance, the report on the Victor airborne at Bruntingthorpe in this months AI gives background to the story that I was not fully aware of.
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