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Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from LaGuardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter @PhilDernerJr.3 Articles
Creative professional with more than 20 years experience in the areas of communications, public affairs, and government relations in state and federal agencies, and the White House. Consulted for clients in the private and non-profit sectors. Recipient of the National Education Writers Award.3 Articles
Mike Baldini works as a Site Service Manager for DESIGNA GmbH at LaGuardia Airport (LGA). As an avid aviation enthusiast he spends his free time working as a freelance photographer, his work has been published in Business & Commercial Aviation, Business Aviation Advisor, and well known websites including AviationWeek.com. Mike donates his time and talents to regional aviation and non-profit events.2 Articles
Ed Garcia is a Navy Veteran with more than 37 year experience with TWA and American Airlines at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). During his career at JFK, Mr. Garcia held positions in sales, service, management and marketing. Mr. Garcia most recently has been the director of sales for a local newspaper. Mr. Garcia has a bachelor’s degree from St. Francis College. Mr. Garcia spent 10-years as the sales director for the Airport Press.2 Articles
Craig Pieper is the Editor in Chief and Founder of Aero Crew News, and is responsible for the content, layout design, website, and organization of the material for the magazine. Most recently he founded Pilots Against Laser Strikes, LLC and is the President. He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Science along with a minor in Aviation Weather from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2001. Since then, he was also the founder of another company called Pieper Training Aids. Pieper Training Aids manufactured two aviation-training devices, they were known as Holding Pattern Aid and Inoperative Instrument Aid. These products can still be found in some stores across the United States. Craig has also worked as a Computer Aided Drafter and Designer in the Architecture industry for over fifteen years and continues to do so to this day. To top all of this off, Craig is also a Captain for a regional airline with a type rating in the Embraer 145 and has logged over 6,000 hours of flying time.1 Articles