ACP059 – How To Become An Aviation Journalist with Ian Twombly of Flight Training Magazine

by CarlValeri on May 23, 2014

selfie NYCan you combine your passion for aviation with your passion for writing? The person I have with me today says yes.

If you have listened to this show for any time you know we advocate designing a career to fulfill your passions in life. Both my guest and I have accomplished this goal. I love my job as an airline pilot and my online business of creating content that inspires, entertains and educates. My guest has been able to combine his passion for aviation and writing through becoming the editor of a magazine and Aviation Journalist.

After spending few minutes speaking with our guest you will discover how passionate he is about aviation and his job. My guest today is Ian Twombly. Ian has been able to combine his passions in life and help many folks obtain their aviation goals as editor of AOPA Flight Training Magazine.

Ian and I discuss:

  • How Ian developed his passion for aviation.
  • His career path toward editor of AOPA Flight Training Magazine.
  • How the right job can fulfill multiple passions in your life.
  • The many writing careers in aviation.
  • Career advice for those wanting to write in the aviation industry.
  • How AOPA Flight Training Magazine can help you obtain your Aviation Career Goal.


AOPA Flight Training Magazine

Phillip Fine May 5, 2017 at 7:50 am

Interesting story:

May I ask a favor? I’d like to start writing about airports — particularly in Asia.

So, I was wondering if you knew of any airports, airport industry associations, or construction companies that build airports, that might need a good English-language wordsmith.

To give you a better idea of my writing and editing abilities, check out some of the pieces I’ve written for the International Airport Review. (, which is based in London, England.

Thanks again

Phil Fine
Jerusalem, Israel
Former editor
Investor’s Digest of Canada

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