Cross Country Digital Version

Paragliding and hang gliding on the iPad - get Cross Country magazine through the Zinio magazine app

Paragliding and hang gliding on the iPad - get Cross Country magazine through the Zinio magazine app

Want to receive our latest issue digitally, before it’s even printed?

Cross Country has partnered with Zinio to release a new Cross Country Digital Edition, with the same layout, text, and advertisements as the print version. Check it out now!

What is Cross Country Digital Edition?

You can now get your worldwide free flying magazine in a new digital format, either on your laptop, PC, Mac or iPad.

Download our new issue opt to have Cross Country automatically downloaded in digital format every two months.

The digital format has the same editorial content, and the same design as the print edition of Cross Country magazine. You won’t miss a single article, photo or advertisement. Plus you get additional features.

Cross Country Digital Edition offers a paper-like reading experience, but with many advantages including:

  • Automatic delivery of every issue directly to your computer via the Internet as soon as it hits the newsstand, often before you would receive it through the regular mail
  • The ability to read your magazines anytime, anywhere – even when you’re offline
  • A hyperlinked Table of Contents takes you directly to the articles, features, -and sections of most interest to you
  • Quick links to advertisers’ sites
  • Keyword search that helps you find a topic or name in seconds
  • Rich media elements including video and audio, coming soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the digital format contain everything in the print format: articles, photos, and advertising?

Yes, the digital format offers you the same great content, and the same great design as our print magazine. You won’t miss a single article, photo or advertisement.

What application will I use to read my digital magazine?

Zinio has developed free reader software, called the Zinio Reader. When your first digital issue is available, you’ll receive an email notification from Zinio. As you download the first magazine, you’ll also be guided to register with Zinio and download the free Zinio Reader software. You can also download the Zinio app for your iPad for free through iTunes app store.

Will the free Zinio Reader work on my computer?

With a 56.6k or faster Internet connection, the Zinio Reader will work with Windows XP, 2000, Me, 98, and NT operating systems, as well as with Mac OS X. For PC users, a Celeron or Pentium II 233Mhz processor (or better) is recommended. For Mac users, a G3 processor (or better) is required.

How do I get my digital issues?

When you install the Zinio Reader, you will also create an account with Zinio. Zinio will notify you by email as each new issue becomes available. The Zinio Reader also has a “Delivery Manager” feature that will download your issues automatically. You can retrieve them manually if you prefer.

Do I need to be connected to the Internet to read my magazines?

No, you only need to be connected when you download your issues. After that you can take your PC anywhere and read your magazines offline.

How much disk space does a typical issue take up?

Each issue is about 10-20MB. The free Zinio Reader software is about 10MB.

Can I read my digital magazines at work and at home?

Of course! You can install the Zinio Reader on two (or more) computers, and then download your digital issues to your desktop at work and at home, for convenient access anywhere.

If the magazine is in digital format, does that mean I can do a keyword search for a topic?

Yes, you can. You can search for a word or set of words that appear in the text of a magazine, making it easier to find that article you remember reading last issue.

Can I mark up my digital magazines the way I do with the paper version?

The Zinio Reader has highlight and note features that mimic the way we use paper magazines. Highlight key passages that you want to return to, or jot yourself a reminder about a product of interest that you want to research, or an event you want to attend.

Can I print from the Zinio Reader?

Yes, two pages at a time.

I’m a new digital subscriber but I’m having trouble downloading my magazine

It takes 24-48 hours to process each new digital sub and set up your account. From then on each issue will be instant and the link will be emailed to you as soon as the magazine goes to print.

Can I get Cross Country on the iPad?

Yes, through the Zinio app in the Apple app store.

Isn’t all the content in the magazine on your website anyway?

No, it isn’t. Everything in the magazine is researched, written and photographed exclusively for the magazine. The website is separate.

• Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com.

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