Paul Tradelius (160)A regular contributor to Model Airplane News, he is also the columnist for our “Rotor Speed” helicopter column. Paul has been flying RC helicopters since the early ‘80s and now enjoys all types of rotary machines, including scale and aerobatics, and he continues to experiment with modifications to improve performance.
David Vaught (70)A frequent contributor to Model Airplane News and Electric Flight, Dr. Dave is a true RC enthusiast with over 40 years of flying experiences as well as a private pilot license. He flies and writes about everything from ornithopters to giant-scale aircraft, building and flying an average of 20 planes a year.
Ken Park (40)Ken provides the event, project and people coverage for our “north of the border” section. He has been flying RC planes since he was 16 and has competed in the MAAC Nationals. He’s now getting into EDF jets and giant-scale gassers. He gets a big kick from designing from scratch on his laptop and laser-cutting “kits” for himself.
Rich Uravitch (29)His modeling career encompasses a broad range of aviation subjects, from small electric models and electric ducted fans to the giant scale and warbirds. He has been the Top Gun craftsmanship judge for several years. He has designed, built and flown several sport-scale RC aircraft, several of which can be purchased at the AirAgeStore.com website.
Jim Ryan (15)A longtime contributor and the current "Heli Talk" columnist for Electric Flight, Jim has been heavily into aeromodeling for nearly 25 years. Electric warbirds are his main love, although in recent years helicopters have taken much of his attention. He is focused on scale helis and his favorite part of the hobby remains designing and scratch building.
Carl Layden (21)Carl provides coverage of Atlantic Canadian events and people. In more than 30 years of RC flight, his interest has ranged from micro to giant scale, including a few of his own designs. He has served on the MAAC board of directors and was president from 2004-2006.
John Glezellis (13)A world-class RC aerobatic pilot, he has flown in and won many national competitions including the XFC and the Don Lowe Masters. His columns “Let’s Talk Giant Scale” in Model Airplane News and “Aerobatics Made Easy” in Electric Flight address in detail all you need to know to improve your piloting and building skills.
Romi Lucas (10)Romi Lucas has been building and flying model airplanes since 1971. Electric conversions are his specialty. He enjoys designing, building and flying unique and rare model aircraft. When he isn't building or flying, Romi meets with junior ROTC officers and students at local high schools to promote youth involvement with the hobby.
Tom Kitt (9)Fifteen-year-old Tom Kitt is a member of Florida’s Manatee County Radio Controllers and Largo Flying Club and has been flying since 2008. He mainly flies 3D, and his blog will cover reviews, 3D instruction, videos and reports from the many events he attends.
Michael Foster (8)Michael is an avid modeler and professional photographer who combines his two passions with the aim of showcasing what the sport has to offer. In addition to his 20+ years of building and flying model aircraft, he holds a private pilot's license and has a passion for all things aviation.
Clarence Lee (21)World-famous model airplane engine expert, he first started writing his “Engine Clinic” column in 1969. He built his first model at the age of 7 and he started flying powered model aircraft in 1937. Clarence became interested in RC in 1956 and designed and built his first Lee .45 RC engine in 1959. His vast knowledge has made him one of the hobby’s most valuable assets.