AirlineGeeks.com was founded in February 2013 as a one-man show in Washington D.C. Since then, we’ve grown to have 25+ active team members, scattered across both the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. We are all here for the same reason: we love aviation. Our mission is to provide the most up-to-date news in aviation to our readers, furthering their passion and understanding of the industry.

We go beyond the press release to share in-depth, first-hand knowledge from the airline industry. To learn more about us, you can check out our media kit here.

Management Team

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
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

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
ezra

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.

Location: New York
Gerald Gumo Abura

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 and Astronautics with a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Aeronautical...

Location: United States
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
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Desiree Ogilvie Newsletter Editor

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 visits to model kit building, airshows and war...

Location: South Africa

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 engineer. Besides working in the aerospace industry, Fangzhong enjoys trying out...

Location: China
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

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

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

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

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

International Team

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
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Desiree Ogilvie Newsletter Editor

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 visits to model kit building, airshows and war...

Location: South Africa

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 engineer. Besides working in the aerospace industry, Fangzhong enjoys trying out...

Location: China
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
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

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

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

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

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

Photographers

William Derrickson Photography Lead

Bill grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was exposed to aviation from a very young age through his family’s avionics business.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and had a 20-year career as a police officer, although he...

Location: London, UK
Katie Bailey Photographer

Katie was born within minutes of the Boeing Everett factory and has spent much of her life next to the PAE runway. With both sides of the family either pilots or involved in aerospace, she couldn't help but be hooked. One...

Location: Seattle, WA
Aron Mester Photographer

Aron grew up in Budapest, Hungary. Thanks to his family, he has been able to travel a lot since he was born. Aron fell in love with airplanes and at the age of fifteen when he his first DSLR camera...

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Michael Raisch Branding & Lead Designer

Michael is a CLIO award winning designer and digital content producer. Michael has an extensive branding background in sports and event identities for MLB and the NHL. Michael founded Raisch Studios in 2003. His digital content has received international exposure...

Location: Jersey City, NJ
Fabian Behr Photographer

Fabian started photographing aircraft at the age of 11, and from there his interest turned to photography and traveling. He's traveled to more than 20 countries on 4 continents. Right now he is in the process of finishing his Aerospace...

Location: Dusseldorf, Germany