Meet the Heliweb Team!
Our team of photographers, writers, and industry experts have been published in nationally and internationally recognized publications. Our team consists of some of the most well-regarded professionals in their fields within the helicopter industry. Take a moment to meet our contributors and learn what make them experts in their fields and why we selected them to pss o their knowledge to you through writing for the magazine.
Publisher and Editor
Always having an affinity for writing and later photography, Ryan started out as a photographer and writer for several aviation magazines before having the opportunity to take over Heliweb magazine, turning his love for aviation into a dream job, that he now refers to as “the job I never work a day in my life, because I love every minute of being in this industry and trying to make a difference.”
Writer and Photographer
Tim has been an aviation writer and photographer for many years with multiple publications. He also serves in the Texas State Guard and is pursuing a private pilot rating while working a full time job and traveling for the magazine throughout the year.
As Heliweb’s resident expert in all things maintenance, Brian shares his over 30 years of knowledge base with our readers every month to give you a look into the world of helicopter maintenance.
Ben is the owner of Mauna Loa Helicopters, a helicopter flight training and tourism business that has three locations based in Hawaii and one in Alabama. Ben shares his wealth of knowledge as both a DPE and flight instructor in Heliweb’s monthly column “Straight and Level” that focuses on flight training and the many pitfalls that can affect both the seasoned instructor and the new student.
Lauren combines her love of aviation in working as the Director of Operations for Elite Simulations, being a commercial pilot and contributing to our column “The instructor station” covering the helicopter simulation market.
Jessica is the serving Vice President of “Whirly Girls” an organization created to promote women in rotary aviation, signing on to contribute as the lead columnist to provide information on women in aviation for the Whirly-Girls column that began in the September, 2015 edition of Heliweb Magazine.
Damon is one of the founding members of “APSOCAL” a California based aviation photography aviation photography organization. He has had his work published in several magazines in his 10 years in the aviation photography business.
Starting his aviation photography career seven years ago, Scott has been published in both national and international aviation publications featuring his work with both jets and rotary aviation.