Del Wilber Bio
National Aviation Reporter
The Washington Post
Del Wilber is the national aviation reporter for The Washington Post. Del’s aviation beat includes safety, security, consumer issues, the airlines, and Boeing and Airbus. He has written about air safety issues, ranging from in-flight fires to the legacy of the 1982 crash of an Air Florida jet into the Potomac River. He also has written about chronic flight delays, and how Boeing and Airbus plan to make their next generation of jets. Del is a licensed private pilot; he flies a Cessna 172.
Before joining The Washington Post, Del worked as a police reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he won several awards for his writing, investigations and breaking news coverage.