Change at the Top for Flying Magazine

Michael Maya Charles to take over as Flying Editor-in-Chief.

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Michael Maya Charles

As of July 23, Michael Maya Charles will replace J. Mac McClellan as Editor-in-Chief of Flying. McClellan has served on the editorial staff at Flying since 1982 and at the top of the masthead since 1990. Publisher Dick Koenig said, "Mac is well known as a personable, highly accomplished pilot and aviation writer. He has guided Flying through the past two decades of challenges and successes." Mac's breadth of general aviation knowledge and expertise – from light singles to wide-body business jets – has served Flying readers well. Maya Charles is also an accomplished pilot, journalist and writer. He has 22,000 hours of flight time in more than 200 different aircraft types represented in his logbook. Over a 38-year career as a professional pilot, he has flown at all levels including airlines, and has published countless articles in a wide range of aviation publications including Flying and AOPA Pilot. His book Artful Flying explores the passion we, as pilots, all share for aviation. Maya Charles is also a licensed aircraft technician who has been an aircraft owner since he was 19. He said, "What I hope to bring to the table is a broad base of experience that allows me to harness my knowledge and passion for flying into an engaging magazine that inspires and educates pilots in all market segments, and of all experience levels." Flying was founded in 1927.