STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS
Entering the industry as a commercial pilot in 1987, Owen’s flying included charter work, flight instruction and ferry flights, spanning the Kimberleys to Micronesia.
Terms as a chief pilot, chief flying instructor and an approved test officer rounded off his time in GA before joining Ansett in 1994 as a First Officer on the 737.
Since the airline’s collapse he has flown with an international carrier and completed a Masters Degree in Aviation Management. His writings on aviation have been published both in Australia and abroad, covering subjects from the historic Southern Cross to satellite navigation.
In late 2005, Owen won the National Aviation Press Club’s Aviation Technical Story of the Year award in 2006 for his piece on ADS-B. He was formerly the Senior Features Writer for Australian Aviation and is a current airline pilot.
Jordan joined Australian Aviation in July 2014 and was responsible for daily news content.Previously, Jordan spent six years at Australian Associated Press, primarily as aviation reporter, but also
covered media, sport and economics. He began his journalism career at online publisher Sportal and completed his traineeship at The Age newspaper.
Career highlights include working as a radio commentator at the Australian Open tennis tournament and covering the 2012 London Olympics.
On the aviation front, Jordan has covered the QF32 engine failure emergency and the annual meetings of the International Air Transport Association.
In 2017, Jordan was awarded the Australasian Aviation Press Club’s Aviation Journalist of the Year.
Formerly resident in New York, London, Beijing and Wellington, John started writing about the Australian market in 2011 at Australian Business Traveller, where he was deputy editor.
Growing up shuttling around the world on Boeing 747-100 and -200 aircraft, John remembers with fondness the days when bored pilots and cabin crew didn’t mind an inquisitive teenager hanging around in cockpits and galleys asking questions.
He’s since developed his observations into a journalistic specialty covering cabin interiors, seating, connectivity, and premium class service.
A keen analyst of how developing tools can be applied to aviation news, John is at the forefront of social media in the aviation sector, broke the 2014 hijacking of flight ET702 on Twitter and continues to work at the bleeding edge of newsmaking.
Andrew has worked in the aerospace and defence media since 1998, initially starting as a part-time freelance writer before going full-time in 2003 to edit Australian Aviation magazine’s then
Aerospace & Defence Editor
new weekly e-newsletter and web platform. He has since worked
in the Department of Defence and industry in a broad range of communications and media roles.
Andrew was formerly the Managing Editor of Australian Defence Business Review and Associate Editor of Australian Aviation Magazine. In 2018 he was awarded the Australasian Aviation Press Club’s Aviation Journalist of the Year.
Andrew combines his experience of working for major defence contractors with his role as Aerospace and Defence Editor. Having worked 'both sides of the fence' he allows us to integrate editorial and advertising resources, giving us the inside track into the latest developments and project news at the highest levels.
Formerly the editor of Today’s Pilot magazine, Dave'has been flying for 26 years, and has 4,300 hours in about 250 different types, ranging from antique gliders and vintage biplanes to
Flight Test Editor
modern turboprops and jet fighters.
Dave first wrote for Pilot in 1990, and has also written for Sailplane & Gliding, Flyer, Wingspan, FlyPast, Airliner World, Airports International, Air International, Goodwood Magazine, PC Pilot, the Sunday Times and the Financial Times.
He has contributed to a vast range of foreign publications and is one of the world's most prolific aviation writers, covering an eclectic variety of new types and old.
Dave currently own an Evans VP-1 ‘Biffo’ and has a share in a K-6CR. He also flies the Buckminster GC’s Robin Remorquer and the Black Mountains GC’s Piper Pawnee tugplanes.
Keith is an experienced, well-published and highly motivated photographer specialising in the striking and dynamic air-to-air photography of all types of aircraft - from gliders and
General Aviation right through to Commercial Aviation and fast jets - both civilian and military.
He has produced images for aviation manufacturers worlwide and managed the PR and Marketing functions for a number of important aviation projects.
Keith was formerly a sales demonstration pilot but has turned his hand increasingly to the world of aviation photography as well as finding the time to be a published author in his own right. He has had ten books published by Haynes and Pen & Sword since 2012, the latest focusing upon the Blackburn/BAe Buccaneer. His next project will be a look at the history of air-to-air refuelling in the RAF.