Global Aviator was launched mid-2009 and in the past 17 years the magazine has shown constant growth with an ever-increasing readership.
Readers have been provided with a magazine in which the emphasis has always been on excellent quality with articles ranging from pilot experiences, technical, aircraft and helicopter test flights, news from South Africa as well as from various countries around the world written by well-known international journalists such as Georgina Hunter-Jones, Owen Zupp, Guy Gratton and Helen Krusner.
Locally, attorney Mike Wright keeps us informed on airline news and we have several freelance pilots and journalist who write for Global Aviator.
Publisher Mike de Villiers, was no stranger to aviation when he started Global Aviator. Mike had previously owned SA Flyer which he started in 1995 with long-time friend Mario Vergottini. Mario was a SAAF helicopter pilot and on leaving the air force worked at Denel Aviation on the Rooivalk project.
At the beginning of 2006, having built the magazine into an extremely successful business, he decided to sell SA Flyer to concentrate on other projects.
However, once the magazine bug had bitten, the itch remained and in 2009 he decided to start Global Aviator, today another success story with distribution throughout South Africa, surrounding countries and internationally to the USA, UK, Russia and several European countries. Global Aviator is available online through Magzter Digital Store.
Global Aviator has a very comprehensive mailing list comprising of aviators, professional and business people reaching those responsible for decision making. Through this list and via other internet connections the magazine is sent to over 100 000 people every month.
Our target readers are those with an interest in aviation that encompasses the lighter aircraft, business jets, military aircraft, helicopters and various other aspects of aviation.