Joy Finnegan - Editor-in-chief Aviation Maintenance
Joy Finnegan has been editor-in-chief of Aviation Maintenance magazine for a total of eight years. Her thirty-years in the aviation industry began when she attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Upon graduation she pursued a career as a professional pilot, starting as a flight instructor, moving into charter, then commuter airlines, and eventually to a regional airline. She also worked for two aircraft manufacturers, Cessna and Galaxy/Gulfstream. She took charge as editor-in-chief of Aviation Maintenance magazine in November 2006, after serving as its managing editor. In 2009, she became editor-in-chief of Rotor & Wing magazine, which covers all aspects of the rotorcraft market but returned to Aviation Maintenance in 2011. Joy has also served as conference chair for the PMA Summit and AVM Summits Europe and USA.
Charlotte Adams – Senior Contributing Editor
A Duke University graduate, Charlotte brings a wealth of technical writing experience to the magazine, having written for or held editor positions with a wide range of aerospace publications, as well as with Federal Computer Week. She was editor of the Global Positioning & Navigation News newsletter, which covers the satellite navigation industry and editor-in-chief of Avionics Magazine.
Dale Smith – Senior Contributing Editor
Dale Smith has been an aviation journalist for 25 years specializing in business aviation. He is currently a regular writer for our publication covering diverse topics such as FADEC, avionics upgrades,
He is a licensed pilot and has flown 35 different types of general aviation, business and WWII vintage aircraft. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
Douglas Nelms – Senior Contributing Editor
With a lifetime of experience in the aviation industry and as a journalist specializing in aviation, Douglas Nelms brings tremendous expertise to our publication. He has served as managing editor of Rotor & Wing and is a former U. S. Army helicopter pilot.