Publisher — Robert P. Mark


Aboard Dassault’s Falcon 8X

Robert (Rob) Mark, Commercial pilot & Publisher of

Robert Mark, a 45-year aviation-industry veteran in 1996 created CommAvia, as a global creator of leading edge media for the aviation industry. The company blends aviation industry knowledge with new-age media tools to craft stories stakeholders want to tell a wide range of audiences.

Mark is senior editor at Flying magazine and the former editor of Safety at Aviation International News.  He 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) 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. At P1, he co-produced video pilot reports like the G-450 & Flying the Falcon 8X for Flying magazine.

He’s authored four McGraw-Hill books, the most recent being the second edition of a Professional Pilot Career Guide, a volume currently being updated into a third edition. As the world of drones continues to grow, CommAvia created a well-received public service safety announcement about these new aircraft for a client, Chicago Executive Airport. Before You Fly Your Drone.

Robert Mark holds an Airline Transport pilot certificate and is captain-rated in a number of international business jets having logged nearly 7,000 flying hours in the airline, Part 135 and Part 91 environment. Mark is also an airplane, instrument and multi-engine flight instructor. During his career 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 is a former co-producer of the weekly aviation radio show, The Airplane Geeks. Each summer, Rob co-hosts also “Attitude Adjustment,” a daily radio show at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh with Amy Laboda. A380 & Rob

Mark is a regular aviation news analyst for Fox News, WGN-TV and CNN. He’s also appeared as a guest news analyst on 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.

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 (FSF), 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). Mark is the former Chicago Chapter president of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

While serving 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 five years of active duty with the U.S. Air Force.

Connect with Rob 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.