Publisher — Robert P. Mark (bio)

Robert Mark (Rob), Commercial pilot & Publisher, Jetwhine.com

Robert Mark, a 35-year aviation-industry thought leader, is Chief Executive Officer of CommAvia, (pronounced Comm A Vee Ah) a marketing-communications group that delivers … leading edge media to the aviation industry.

Mark serves as Editor of AINSafety, a weekly aviation safety magazine published by 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 2010 Award for Outstanding Journalism. Robert

He is also editor of the soon-to-debut, Private Jet & Charter Travel site at About.com, as well as the author of four McGraw-Hill books, the most recent being the second edition of a Professional Pilot Career Guide published in June 2007 and producer of the new weekly aviation show, The Aviation Minute. Robert Mark and his Editor Scott Spangler, also publish the award-winning, syndicated aviation blog Jetwhine.com as well as co-host and co-produce the weekly aviation radio show, The Airplane Geeks.

Rob 7X copyAn Airline-Transport rated pilot, Mark has logged nearly 7,000 hours of flying time in a variety of piston and turbine engine powered aircraft, including the Dassault Falcon 7X and in the left seat of the mighty Airbus A-380. He spent his flying career as both an airline and a private business aviation pilot. He remains to this day a current FAA Certified Flight Instructor. Robert Mark also spent 10 years as an air traffic controller and supervisor with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Rob Mark’s a regular aviation contributor to Fox News and CNN, having appeared on both Fox’s America’s Morning, The Kelly Files with Megyn Kelly, Hannity and CNN’s Upfront with Erin Burnett. Mark has been a featured aviation expert on the BBC, NBC, PBS, New Zealand Radio, as well as WGN-TV and KFI, WLW, WCOL and WGN radio. His print analysis has appeared in the London Daily Telegraph, Reuters and The Chicago Tribune. An adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he teaches Marketing/Public Relations and Communications Skills/Persuasive Messaging focused around traditional and emerging media.

A professional speaker, Rob Mark has engaged audiences on a variety of aviation business marketing and air safety topics at regional, as well as national conventions for the Business Aviation Meet-Up at RAF Northolt in London, the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) convention, Cessna Aircraft Company, the Wichita Aero Club, both the Florida and Minnesota Aviation Trades Associations and the Texas Department of Transportation (TexDot).

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.

Mark is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Flight Safety Foundation, the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, the General Aviation Airport Coalition (GAAC), The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Mystery Writers of America (MWA).

Contact Robert Mark at rmark@commavia.com,  or rob@jetwhine.com. By phone, ring 847-864-9780. Mobile: 847-644-1575. You’ll also find Rob Mark on Twitter at: “Jetwhine,” on LinkedIn.com at “Robert Mark” on Facebook at “Robert Paul Mark” and on SKYPE at: commavia.