Ed Ewing, editor
Ed learnt to fly in 1991 when he was a wee boy in Scotland. ‘Weather’ got in the way of his flying for several years before he finally ended up in Australia hopelessly addicted to base in 1999. A journalist, he succumbed to the call of Cross Country magazine in 2008, and combined work with pleasure filing reports from launches around the world as assistant editor. In 2010 he was made editor, which stopped all that travelling malarkey. He is now chained to a desk in a basement where he likes to chew on pencils while looking at YouTube clips of people flying. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcus King, designer and associate editor
Flying since 1991, Marcus is a passionate and experienced pilot who flies both paragliders and paramotors. His blend of technical skill and creative talent mean he’s the man that gets things done, whether it’s laying out the latest magazine feature or over-hauling the website. Marcus is also the editor of Paramotor Magazine, Cross Country’s sister publication for powered flight. Contact Marcus at email@example.com.
Verity Sowden, sales and advertising director
Verity joined Cross Country in 2006 and runs both the commercial and financial sides of the magazine. Friendly and approachable, Verity spends the majority of her time keeping Cross Country’s many readers and advertisers happy. When not chatting to you guys she’s in the air as much as she can be. A passionate and well seasoned pilot Verity has flown all over Europe and travelled to South America and the Caribbean in search of flying adventures. Contact Verity at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 1273 256 090.
Charlie King, online editor
Like her husband Marcus, Charlie is a passionate and talented paraglider pilot who’s competed at national level and in the Transdromoise, a mini X-Alps fly-and-hike competition. Charlie’s been flying for over 15 years and uses her experience to add to the review team. Contact Charlie on email@example.com.
Hugh Miller, publisher
After winning the British Championships and World Air Games in 1998, Hugh was taken on as editor of Cross Country by founder Sherry Thevenot. His career has crumbled steadily ever since. Currently he works part-time for Cross Country making tea and sorting the post, but occasionally he gets let out to review wings.
Andy Pag, roving reporter
One day Andy simply gave it all up to travel around the world in a bus powered on vegetable oil, a feat which attracted a good deal of public attention. Since leaving the mainstream world of work, mortgages and ties he has been travelling and flying. A journalist by trade he became a roving reporter for Cross Country magazine in 2013, filing reports for us from wherever he ends up next.
Andrew Craig, roving report
A 22-year career at the BBC World Service has prepared Andrew well for his newest challenge, that of travelling online reporter for Cross Country. Since taking early retirement his flying hours have shot up and he spends as much time as he can in his camper van travelling to flying spots in the Alps, Europe and beyond.
Glider review pilots
Marcus King, Pat Dower, JC Skiera, Charlie King, Hugh Miller, Richard Sheppard
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