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.

Administrators

Ryan Ewing Founder | President

Ryan founded AirlineGeeks.com back in February 2013 (actually, it was called Aviation Official, but we've changed a bit since then). From being on the yoke of a Piper Navajo, to visiting about Delta's operations center in Atlanta, Ryan has done...

Location: Washington D.C.
Tom Pallini Editor-in-Chief

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 you needed to jump...

Location: New York City
Joe Pesek Director, Finance

Joe joined AirlineGeeks in 2014, and in his current role as Director or Finance is responsible for developing the long range financial plan, growing revenue sources and increasing team member engagement. Prior to this, Joe served as the Editor-in-Chief, managing...

Location: Dallas, TX
Justin Sinanan Director, Communications

Justin is a soon to be college student with quite the passion for aviation. Based out of New York City, essentially an aviation epicenter, he spends lots of time at the local airports to learn and travel. He currently has...

Location: New York City
Shane Piper Director, Business Development

Shane started as an airline geek on the first day that his mother brought him to work with her as a kid at Dulles Airport. Visiting the ground control tower, driving out on the ramp, and even sitting in the...

Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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.

International Team

James is a keen aviation enthusiast from the United Kingdom. He has been flying since the age of 13 and today, aged 21, flies the Airbus A319/320 series for one of Europe's largest airlines.

Location: Berlin
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

Andy flew regularly from a young age on family holidays, but his interest in airplanes really began when I saw Concord flying over his grandparents' house on final approach. He's about to begin his honors year studying electrical power engineering,...

Location: United Kingdom

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
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

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 and he even recalls aspiring to be a future...

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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
Ben Suskind Photographer

Ben has always loved aviation ever since he was taken to Gravelly Point as a little kid. He recently started going to the airport more frequently to take photos of aircraft. His goal for the far future is to be...

Location: Washington, D.C.
Mike Cassidy Photographer

Mike is the only consistent photographer based out of Boeing's factory in Charleston, SC. His passion for aviation photography was founded at an early age, growing up close to Boston Logan International Airport. In 2006, Mike moved from Boston to attend the...

Location: Charleston, SC
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
Peter Weiland Photographer

Peter Weiland is currently a high school student. He lives about one hour north of D.C., and loves taking the metro in to see the airport and take some cool pictures. During the time Peter is not busy with school work...

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
Mateen Kontoravdis Copy Editor

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 for aviation and loves...

Location: Austin, TX
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
Akhil Dewan Writer

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

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

Location: Omaha
Parker Davis Senior Writer

When he was just six months old, Parker took his first flight. From that point, he was destined to love aviation. His mom worked for Southwest Airlines much of his family have been frequent flyers on American Airlines for years,...

Location: Dallas, TX

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
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
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

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