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Meet our team of aviation experts:

  • Jeff Gilmore
    Founder
    Jeff is a former active duty Air Force instructor pilot who flew the C-21 and C-17. In early 2014, he founded Avgeekery.com to share his love of aviation with others. Jeff is a longtime #avgeek, who loves everything aviation along with collecting model airplanes, golf, and spending time with his family.
  • Rob Graves
    Contributor
    Rob Graves is a veteran pilot with over 20 years experience as a captain at a major US airline. He is also a retired US Air Force pilot where he flew C-5 transport and KC-135 refueling aircraft. He writes about aviation in his spare time for his blog "This is Your Captain Speaking."
  • Bill Walton
    Contributor
    Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son.
  • Jeffrey Richmond
    Contributor
    Jeff has been flying and writing for more than thirty-five years. He flew in the Air Force and later taught college-level aeronautics. He has worked as professional photographer and a business and technical writer for both Pratt and Whitney and Lockheed Martin. Now retired, Jeff is on a mission to visit, photograph and write about aerospace museums—especially the smaller, lesser known museums.
  • Charles A Atkeison
    Contributor
    Charles A Atkeison is a long time aerospace journalist having covered both military and civilian aviation, plus 30 space shuttle launches from Cape Canaveral. He has produced multimedia aerospace content for CNN, London's Sky News, radio, print, and the web for twenty years. From flying with his father at age 5 to soaring as a VIP recently with the Navy's Blue Angels and USAF Thunderbirds, Charles continues to enjoy all aspects of flight.
  • Jim Mumaw
    Contributor and Photographer
    Jim Mumaw is a life long avgeek who lives in California. Jim owns and operates Mumaw Funeral Home which was started in Lancster, CA by his great grandfather 103 years ago. As father and grandfather, he enjoyed his daughter's exploration of the wonders aviation from a young age. Now he enjoys spending time with his two grand children, Zachary and Zoe. In 2007 he became a corespondent for Pacific Flyer in his free time until 2012. He graciously shares his photography on Avgeekery and the Avgeekery Facebook page.
  • Jason William Hamm
    Contributor
    Jason William Hamm is a Southwest Airlines ramp agent in Little Rock, Arkansas. When he's not obsessing over the histories of Southwest 737's past lives, he's probably laying down on the airport ramp somewhere in the prone position looking through the viewfinder of his Nikon taking aim at some aircraft. He is known throughout the aviation photography community as "GulfstreamGuy" for his slightly over the top enthusiasm for Gulfstream Aerospace jets.
  • Alexander Sakovich
    Contributor
    Alexander Sakovich is a dedicated Avgeek who grew up spending every possible moment he could at DFW Airport in TX. From working as an airport volunteer to gate and ticket agent and now an Air Force pilot, he's seen all sides of the industry.
  • Wendell Barnhouse
    Contributor
    Wendell Barnhouse is a veteran journalist with over 40 years of experience as a writer and an editor. For the last 30 years, he wrote about college sports for major newspapers and websites. Wendell he has always had an interest and curiosity about aviation since he was in grade school.
  • Brad Hayes
    Contributor
    Brad is a card-carrying Avgeek and aviation photographer. Sadly, he is also an Ohio State fan. Brad has a passion for all machines that move. He loves fueling jets, his family, and enjoys an occasional ice cold beer.
  • Bransom Bean
    Contributor
    Fascinated by anything that flies, Bransom earned his US Private Pilot's license in 1973 at Purdue University, where he was commissioned a regular officer in the US Navy, eventually qualifying in Submarines. He was born in Laconia, New Hampshire, USA but has made the Isle of Man his home for the last 28 years with his Argentine Wife.
  • Lindsey Gilmore
    Contributor
    Lindsey is a devoted wife and mother. As part of being a devoted wife, she puts up with her husband's obsession with airplanes and aviation. Over time, she has turned into a budding avgeek. She has even learned how to tell the difference between an Airbus A319 and A320.
  • JP Santiago
    Contributor
    JP is proud to be a husband, father, physician, artist, photographer, and aviation Über geek. He takes pride in knowing every single fact about every single airplane that ever flew. In addition to writing for Avgeekery, he also maintains a popular blog called Tails Through Time.

Interested in joining our team?

We are always looking for passionate aviation writers who have unique stories to post.  We also have a few select slots reserved for experienced writers who can demonstrate

Guidelines for a guest post:

  • Your post must be aviation related and cannot be a blatant advertisement for a product.
  • It must be at least 250 words long but typically no more than 1,000 words.
  • Your post should be broken up into short paragraphs with subheadings
  • Your post should be unique and properly cited (if you reference other sources).
  • Photos are not necessary but they should either be ones you’ve taken yourself or you must have permission to use them.

If you are unsure of whether you content is Submit either a few topic ideas, an outline, or a fully written draft. Also include a bio and any links you’d like it to include. Your bio will appear at the end of your post, and can contain two links, plus a photo of you.

Please send all posts to: avgeekeryblog@gmail.com

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We commonly link to great video content from the web.  If you see a great video, send it to us!

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Be featured on a future Podcast:

In 250 words or less, tell us why you’d like to be a guest on our show.  Be sure to highlight a unique story or two.

Please send information about yourself to: avgeekeryblog@gmail.com