Leadership

Ryan Ewing Founder | President

Ryan founded AirlineGeeks.com back in February 2013 and has amassed considerable experience in the aviation sector. His work has been featured in several publications and news outlets, including CNN, WJLA, CNET, and Business Insider. During his time in the industry,...

Location: Washington D.C.
Parker Davis Editor-in-Chief

Parker joined AirlineGeeks as a writer and photographer in 2016, combining his longtime love for aviation with a newfound passion for journalism. Since then, he’s worked as a Senior Writer before becoming Editor-in-Chief of the site in 2020. Originally from...

Location: Dallas, TX
Akhil Dewan Director, Finance

An "Airline Brat" for most of his life, Akhil has always been drawn to aviation. If there is an opportunity to read about an airline, fly on a new airplane, or talk to anyone about aviation, he is on it....

Location: Dallas, TX
Mateen Kontoravdis Director, Strategy and Engagement

Mateen has been interested in aviation from a very young age. He has always had a passion for aviation and loves learning about different aspects of the industry. Mateen has been an editor for the website since early 2017. Most...

Location: Austin, TX
Craig Fischer Recruitment Lead

Craig has maintained an overwhelming passion for aviation since the first time he went to Gravelly Point at just eight years old. He has held on to this passion and became a private pilot in June of 2018. Craig wants...

Location: Washington, D.C.

Writers (Dynamic)

avatar for Adrian VannahmeAdrian Vannahme (41)

Adrian joined AirlineGeeks as a writer in 2017. He had always wanted to become a pilot and while he chose a different career path for now, his interest in aviation continues to grow every ...

avatar for AirlineGeeks.com StaffAirlineGeeks.com Staff (300)

AirlineGeeks.com began in February, 2013 as a one-man (er… teenager, rather) show. Since then, we’ve grown to have 20 active team members, and yes, we’re still growing. Some of us...

avatar for Akhil DewanAkhil Dewan (149)

An “AvGeek” for most of his life, Akhil has always been drawn to aviation. If there is an opportunity to read about an airline, fly on a new airplane, or talk to anyone about aviation, h...

avatar for Albert KuanAlbert Kuan (150)

Most people hate long flights or overnight layovers, but Albert loves them. The airport and flying parts of traveling are the biggest highlights of any trip for him – as this avgeek always ...

avatar for Andrew BurnhamAndrew Burnham (4)

Andrew joined AirlineGeeks in 2019 as a writer. From dispatching aircraft at Delta Private Jets, to flying a Cessna 172S, Andrew has seen his fair share of the industry already. His favo...

avatar for Andy NelsonAndy Nelson (53)

Andy flew regularly from a young age on family holidays, but his interest in aviation really began when he saw Concorde flying over his grandparents' house on final approach. A Power Enginee...

avatar for Arturo HiguerasArturo Higueras (24)

Arturo joined AirlineGeeks in 2020 as a writer. He is a Spanish Aerospace Engineer who recently completed his undergraduate studies at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He has always ...

avatar for Benjamin PhamBenjamin Pham (116)

Benjamin has had a love for aviation since a young age, growing up in Tampa with a strong interest in airplane models and playing with them. When he moved to the Washington, D.C. area, Benj...

avatar for Bulent ImatBulent Imat (56)

Bulent is an aviation journalist, content creator and traveller. He lives in Germany and has experienced travelling with almost all flag carrier airlines and low-cost airlines based in Europe...

avatar for Charlotte SeetCharlotte Seet (129)

Fascinated by aircraft from a very young age, Charlotte’s dream was to work alongside the big birds one day. Pursuing her dream, she went on to achieve her diploma in Aviation Management an...

avatar for Chase HaglChase Hagl (49)

Chase Hagl grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. His love and passion for Aviation landed him in Orem, Utah where he obtained a B.S. in Aviation Management with a minor in Business Management from ...

avatar for Connor SadlerConnor Sadler (141)

Connor has been in love with flying since the first time he boarded a plane when he was 5 years old. He loves all things aviation, and he hopes to make that his full time career in the future.

avatar for Daniel MorleyDaniel Morley (286)

Daniel has always had aviation in his life; from moving to the United States when he was two, to family vacations across the U.S., and back to his native England. He currently resides in S...

avatar for Desiree OgilvieDesiree Ogilvie (0)

Born in Zimbabwe, Des was exposed to military history museums from a young age growing up in South Africa, and quickly developed a love for planes and all things aviation. From museum visit...

avatar for Ezra GollanEzra Gollan (9)

Ezra Gollan is a student, photographer and aviation enthusiast based in New York, New York. He has spent over half a decade around New York City’s airports as a photographer.

avatar for Fangzhong GuoFangzhong Guo (3)

Fangzhong grew up near an OEM airport in northeastern China, where he developed his enthusiasm for aviation. Taking upon his passion, he's now working as an aircraft interior design engin...

avatar for Gerald AburaGerald Abura (0)

Gerald spent his teenage years amid wild dreams of flying helicopters in the Army. Despite not joining the military, he went on to graduate from the Nanjing University of Aeronautics...

avatar for Greg LintonGreg Linton (3)

Greg is a Copy Editor and the Director of Podcasts at AirlineGeeks. He is a frequent flyer on American Airlines, and he plans on becoming a pilot in the future. Greg also extremely en...

avatar for Hemal GosaiHemal Gosai (188)

Hemal took his first flight at four years old and has been an avgeek since then. When he isn't working as an analyst he's frequently found outside watching planes fly overhead or flying in t...

avatar for Ian McMurtryIan McMurtry (323)

Although Ian McMurtry was never originally an avgeek, he did enjoy watching US Airways aircraft across western Pennsylvania in the early 2000s. He lived along the Pennsylvania Railroad and to...

avatar for Jace MoseleyJace Moseley (150)

Being from Seattle, Jace was bitten by the aviation bug at a young age and never outgrew it. Although none of his family is in the industry, he has always wanted to work in aviation in ...

avatar for Jack DawinJack Dawin (140)

Jack is a keen aviation enthusiast from the United Kingdom. He has been flying since the age of 13 and today operates in the airline industry

avatar for James FieldJames Field (83)

James is a passionate AvGeek who has been actively spotting for years. James has been an Aviation Enthusiast for 7 years and has a fond likening to Concorde! James hopes to grow in the avia...

avatar for Jeremy JanouskyJeremy Janousky (0)

Jeremy is a starting airline professional that focuses on Operations-Control and Management. Those who are close to Jeremy in personal life jokingly ask him when he plans to lead an airlin...

avatar for João MachadoJoão Machado (142)

João has loved aviation since he was six-years-old when he started visiting his home airport in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. As he always loved writing, in 2011, at age 10 he started his ...

avatar for Joe PesekJoe Pesek (0)

Joe joined AirlineGeeks in January of 2014, and has since taken on a number of roles within the organization including Writer, Editor, Editor-in-Chief, and Director of Finance. Whether it invo...

avatar for Joey GerardiJoey Gerardi (106)

Joe has always been interested in planes, for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Central New York during the early 2000s when US Airways Express turboprops ruled the skies. Being fr...

avatar for John FlettJohn Flett (206)

John has always had a passion for aviation and through a career with Air New Zealand has gained a strong understanding of aviation operations and the strategic nature of the industry. During...

avatar for John McDermottJohn McDermott (138)

John McDermott is a student at Northwestern University. He is also a student pilot with hopes of flying for the airlines. A self-proclaimed "avgeek," John will rave about aviation at lengt...

avatar for Jordan GreenJordan Green (67)

Jordan joined the AG team in 2018 after attending AAviationDay in Philadelphia. He is actively pursuing his private pilot certificate and has been an aviation enthusiast since childhood....

avatar for Jose Antonio PayetJose Antonio Payet (188)

As a geography nerd, Jose has always been fascinated by the complexities of the airline industry and its ability to bring the world closer together. Born and raised in Peru, now studying in...

avatar for Joshua DrabbleJoshua Drabble (45)

Josh is a long-term aviation enthusiast and aspiring commercial airline pilot. From a young age, he has immersed himself in all things aviation. From plane spotting at local airports and airf...

avatar for Juan Pedro Sanchez ZamudioJuan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio (164)

The three things Juan loves most about aviation are aircraft, airports, and traveling thousands of miles in just a few hours. What he enjoys the most about aviation is that it is easier...

avatar for Kalai RaajanKalai Raajan (15)

Kalai has always wanted to work in the aviation industry, having been fascinated by its inner workings since he was a child. In pursuit of his dream, he obtained a diploma in aviation manage...

avatar for Kathleen BangsKathleen Bangs (4)

Kathleen Bangs is an Aerospace Journalist of the Year overall winner who specializes in aviation safety. She is a former commercial airline pilot, airline instructor, and check airman. Kath...

avatar for Lei YanLei Yan (28)

Lei is from Inner Mongolia, China, and now lives in Guangzhou. He grew up in an aviation family, where his passion began. During his time at Penn State University, he studied Indust...

avatar for Mark EvansMark Evans (13)

Mark has been interested in aviation since the age of eight when he first went plane spotting at Manchester Airport, England. Trips around various European airports in the following years and ...

avatar for Mateen KontoravdisMateen Kontoravdis (174)

Mateen has been interested in aviation from a very young age. He got his first model airplane at six and has been airplane spotting since he was nine years old. He has always had a passion...

avatar for Matteo GiardiniMatteo Giardini (11)

Originally from Italy, Matteo has spent the majority of his life living in Asia. He had his first flight when he was less than a year old on an MD-11 from Milan Malpensa to Osaka Kansai. Whe...

avatar for Matthew GarciaMatthew Garcia (105)

Matthew Garcia became interested in aviation at the age of 12 when he installed Microsoft Flight Simulator X on his computer. He was instantly "bitten by the bug" and has been in love ...

avatar for Mike ManganoMike Mangano (22)

Mike’s love affair with flight and mechanical objects in the sky began at an early age, fascinated by space documentaries and forever inspired by his first experiences with Flight Simul...

avatar for Pablo DiazPablo Diaz (256)

Since a little kid, Pablo set his passions in order: aviation, soccer, and everything else. He has traveled to various destinations throughout South America, Asia, and Europe.

Technology...

avatar for Parker DavisParker Davis (228)

Parker joined AirlineGeeks as a writer and photographer in 2016, combining his longtime love for aviation with a newfound passion for journalism. Since then, he’s worked as a Senior Wr...

avatar for Peter BiondiPeter Biondi (42)

Peter Biondi has a degree in journalism and a master’s degree in airline/airport management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a former professor of Airline Management, Air...

avatar for Putu Deny WijayaPutu Deny Wijaya (26)

Putu Deny Wijaya was always an aviation enthusiast by heart, growing up in Indonesia where air transport is very vital. His first love is The Queen of The Skies, serving the trunk routes bet...

avatar for Rick ShidelerRick Shideler (41)

Rick is a retired airline maintenance professional with over 40 years experience in commercial, corporate and military aviation sectors. Rick holds an FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) and a...

avatar for Ryan EwingRyan Ewing (133)

Ryan founded AirlineGeeks.com back in February 2013 and has amassed considerable experience in the aviation sector. His work has been featured in several publications and news outlets, inclu...

avatar for Samuel ChenSamuel Chen (68)

Ever since he made his first trip on a Boeing 747 in 2005, Samuel has been an AvGeek at heart. He is a dedicated United (ex-Continental) loyalist and frequent flier who attempts to liv...

avatar for Taylor RainsTaylor Rains (86)

Taylor Rains graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Aviation Management in 2017. She has worked in the aviation industry for the past five years and has a specialt...

avatar for Thomas PalliniThomas Pallini (199)

Tom has been flying for as long as he can remember. His first flight memory was on a Song Airlines 757 flying from LaGuardia to Orlando. Back then, he was afraid to fly because he thought...

avatar for Tomos HowellsTomos Howells (32)

Tomos has had a keen interest in aviation for over 10 years and 4 years ago he decided to take it to the next level. He currently holds a private pilot's license and is working towards...

avatar for Tyler TashjiTyler Tashji (38)

Tyler has been an aviation enthusiast for as long as he can remember and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Administration with a minor in Social Media Marketing from L...

avatar for Vanni GibertiniVanni Gibertini (125)

Vanni fell in love with commercial aviation during his undergraduate studies in Statistics at the University of Bologna, when he prepared his thesis on the effects of deregulation on the U.S....

avatar for Victor ShaltonVictor Shalton (142)

Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Victor’s love for aviation goes way back to when he was 11-years-old. Living close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, he developed a love for planes...

avatar for Vincenzo Claudio PiscopoVincenzo Claudio Piscopo (15)

Vincenzo graduated in 2019 in Mechanical Engineering with an aeronautical curriculum, focusing his thesis on Human Factors in aircraft maintenance. Currently, he is pursuing his master's degre...

avatar for Will LeeWill Lee (190)

A writer from Hong Kong

avatar for Winston ShekWinston Shek (82)

Ever since Winston was a toddler, he has always had a fascination for airplanes. From watching widebodies land at Washington Dulles to traveling the world, Winston has always had his eyes tow...

Writers (Static)

Joe has always been interested in planes, for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Central New York during the early 2000s when US Airways Express turboprops ruled the skies. Being from a non-aviation family made it...

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Ever since Winston was a toddler, he has always had a fascination for airplanes.  From watching widebodies land at Washington Dulles to traveling the world, Winston has always had his eyes towards the skies.  Winston began aviation photography in 2018...

Location: Ashburn, VA

Kathleen Bangs is an Aerospace Journalist of the Year overall winner who specializes in aviation safety. She is a former commercial airline pilot, airline instructor, and check airman. Kathleen can also be seen on-air covering breaking aviation news and airline...

Location: Minneapolis, Minn.
Chase Hagl Writer

Chase Hagl grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. His love and passion for Aviation landed him in Orem, Utah where he obtained a B.S. in Aviation Management with a minor in Business Management from Utah Valley University. Chase currently works...

Location: Orem, Utah

Fascinated by aircraft from a very young age, Charlotte’s dream was to work alongside the big birds one day. Pursuing her dream, she went on to achieve her diploma in Aviation Management and is currently working on her degree in...

Location: Singapore
Lei Yan Writer

Lei is from Inner Mongolia, China, and now lives in Guangzhou. He grew up in an aviation family, where his passion began. During his time at Penn State University, he studied Industrial Engineering specializing in operations research, and he graduated...

Location: Guangzhou, China

Putu Deny Wijaya was always an aviation enthusiast by heart, growing up in Indonesia where air transport is very vital. His first love is The Queen of The Skies, serving the trunk routes between Jakarta and Denpasar. He brought along...

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Mark Evans Writer

Mark has been interested in aviation since the age of eight when he first went plane spotting at Manchester Airport, England. Trips around various European airports in the following years and then to the USA as a teenager furthered his...

Location: Sydney, Australia

Kalai has always wanted to work in the aviation industry, having been fascinated by its inner workings since he was a child. In pursuit of his dream, he obtained a diploma in aviation management and is currently interning with a...

Location: Singapore

Vincenzo graduated in 2019 in Mechanical Engineering with an aeronautical curriculum, focusing his thesis on Human Factors in aircraft maintenance. Currently, he is pursuing his master's degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Palermo, Italy. He combines his journalistic...

Location: Italy

Mike’s love affair with flight and mechanical objects in the sky began at an early age, fascinated by space documentaries and the vintage Flight Simulator ’95. He currently works as an instructor for UAVs and is training to receive his...

Location: Australia
Ian McMurtry Senior Writer

Although Ian McMurtry was never originally an avgeek, he did enjoy watching US Airways aircraft across western Pennsylvania in the early 2000s. He lived along the Pennsylvania Railroad and took a liking to trains but a change of scenery in...

Location: Wichita, KS

Daniel has always had aviation in his life; from moving to the United States when he was two, to family vacations across the U.S., and back to his native England. He currently resides in South Florida and attends Nova Southeastern...

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
John Flett Writer

John has always had a passion for aviation and through a career with Air New Zealand has gained a strong understanding of aviation operations and the strategic nature of the industry. During his career with the airline, John held multiple...

Location: London, UK

Hemal took his first flight at four years old and has been an avgeek since then. When he isn't working as an analyst he's frequently found outside watching planes fly overhead or flying in them. His favorite plane is the...

Location: New Jersey

João has loved aviation since he was six-years-old when he started visiting his home airport in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. As he always loved writing, in 2011, at age 10 he started his very own aviation blog. Many things have...

Location: Brazil

Benjamin has had a love for aviation since a young age, growing up in Tampa with a strong interest in airplane models and playing with them. When he moved to the Washington, D.C. area, Benjamin took part in aviation photography...

Location: Washington, D.C.
Pablo Diaz Writer, Latin America Region

Since a little kid, Pablo set his passions in order: aviation, soccer, and everything else. He has traveled to various destinations throughout South America, Asia, and Europe. Technology and systems expert, occasional spotter, not-so-dynamic midfielder, blogger, husband, father of three...

Location: Buenos Aires
Albert Kuan Writer

Most people hate long flights or overnight layovers, but Albert loves them. The airport and flying parts of traveling are the biggest highlights of any trip for him – as this avgeek always gets a thrill from sampling different airline...

Location: Los Angeles

As a geography nerd, Jose has always been fascinated by the complexities of the airline industry and its ability to bring the world closer together. Born and raised in Peru, now studying in the UK. he has travelled around America,...

Location: UK
Will Lee Writer

Will has been a travel agent in Hong Kong for almost three decades, as time goes by he hasn't lost his passion for his job, He still has plenty of enthusiasm for the airline industry and airport operations.

Location: Hong Kong
Peter Biondi Writer

Peter Biondi has a degree in journalism and a master’s degree in airline/airport management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a former professor of Airline Management, Airline Marketing, Airport Management, Aviation safety, and Introduction to the Aviation Industry. He is...

Location: Atlanta

John McDermott is a student at Northwestern University. He is also a student pilot with hopes of flying for the airlines. A self-proclaimed "avgeek," John will rave about aviation at length to whoever will listen, and he is keen to...

Location: Chicago, IL

Vanni fell in love with commercial aviation during his undergraduate studies in Statistics at the University of Bologna, when he prepared his thesis on the effects of deregulation on the U.S. and European aviation markets. Then he pursued his passion...

Location: Montreal

Victor Shalton's love for aviation can be traced to when he was 11-years-old. As a seasoned aviation writer, he takes pride in providing the best aviation coverage around the globe and is passionate about advancing his skills in the aviation...

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Bulent is an aviation journalist, content creator and traveller. He lives in Germany and has experienced travelling with almost all flag carrier airlines and low-cost airlines based in Europe and the Middle East to observe the standards of different airline...

Location: Germany

The three things Juan loves most about aviation are aircraft, airports, and traveling thousands of miles in just a few hours. What he enjoys the most about aviation is that it is easier and cheaper to travel around the world...

Location: Peru

Jordan joined the AG team in 2018 after attending AAviationDay in Philadelphia. He is actively pursuing his private pilot certificate and has been an aviation enthusiast since childhood. An attorney by trade, Jordan jokingly refers to himself as a “recovering...

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Being from Seattle, Jace was bitten by the aviation bug at a young age and never outgrew it. Although none of his family is in the industry, he has always wanted to work in aviation in some capacity. He currently...

Location: Seattle, Washington

Connor has been in love with flying since the first time he boarded a plane when he was 5 years old. He loves all things aviation, and he hopes to make that his full-time career in the future.

Location: UK

Jeremy is a starting airline professional that focuses on Operations-Control and Management. Those who are close to Jeremy in personal life jokingly ask him when he plans to lead an airline or when he will start his own. Although he...

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