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 never abandoned his passion for aviation. He continued to involve himself in the aviation community through his family’s business as well as his overall interest in aviation photography. In 2007, he shot his first airshow and since then has been working to improve his aviation photography skills by attending many aviation events around the world.
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 it all. in 2016, along with American Airlines, Ryan masterminded AAviationDay at more than 10 locations around the world. The smell of jet fumes in the morning along with the countless number of passionate airline employees keep him enthralled in the industry, always seeking more. You can find him helping out travelers at Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C. when he's not doing something for AirlineGeeks.