Publisher — Robert P. Mark (bio)


Aboard Dassault’s Falcon 8X

Robert (Rob) Mark, Commercial pilot & Publisher of – Cell phone: 847-644-1575, e-mail, or

Robert Mark, a 35-year aviation-industry veteran in 1996 started CommAvia, a global creator of leading edge media content for the aviation industry. The company blends aviation industry knowledge with new-age media tools to craft stories stakeholders want.

Mark, the former editor of AINSafety at Aviation International News, has twice won the coveted Airbus Aerospace Journalist of the Year award at the Paris Air Show, as well as the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) 2010 Award for Outstanding Journalism. He has written for AOPA Pilot, Flying, Air Line Pilot, Air & Space, The Chicago Tribune, Omni, Airport Business and P1 Digital Media. He is also the author of four McGraw-Hill books, the most recent being the second edition of a Professional Pilot Career Guide published in June 2007, a volume currently being updated for a third edition.

Robert Mark is an Airline Transport Rated pilot type-rated in a number of business jets and has logged nearly 7,000 flying hours in the airline, Part 135 and Part 91 environment. Mark holds a current airplane, instrument and multi-engine flight instructor certificate. He’s flown small training aircraft, corporate jets and even the mighty Airbus A380. Robert Mark also spent 10 years as an air traffic controller and supervisor with the FAA.

He edits the award-winning, aviation insiders blog, the editorial podcast The Aviation Minute, and co-produces the weekly aviation radio show, The Airplane Geeks. Each summer, Rob co-hosts “Attitude Adjustment,” a daily radio show at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. A380 & Rob

Mark is a regular aviation news contributor to Fox News, WGN-TV and CNN, having also served as an aviation news analyst for CBS, NBC, PBS, the BBC and a number of national radio outlets such as Chicago’s WLS Radio, WGN Radio, WIND Radio and the Bill Cunningham Show on Cincinnati’s WLW Radio. A professional speaker and voiceover talent, Robert Mark has engaged audiences on a variety of aviation business marketing and safety topics at national and regional conferences.

Robert Mark is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the Flight Safety Foundation, the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI), the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the Wichita Aero Club and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

As an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Robert Mark taught graduate classes such as Marketing & Public Relations, as well as Communications Skills & Persuasive Messaging focused around emerging media.

He received his Master of Science degree from the Integrated Marketing Communications program at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English by Northeastern Illinois University. He also served four years of activity duty with the U.S. Air Force. Rob Mark resides with his family in Evanston IL.

You can reach Robert Mark at, via, or at 847-864-9780. You’ll also find Rob Mark on Twitter: “@Jetwhine,” on Facebook at: Robert P. Mark, on LinkedIn at: “Robert Mark” and on SKYPE at: commavia.