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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ernie Stephens Takes Over as Editor-in-Chief of Rotor & Wing Magazine

Sharon Valencik

Rockville, MD - September 24, 2008 - Rotor & Wing magazine announced today that Ernie Stephens will be taking over immediately as the new Editor-in-Chief. In his new role, Mr. Stephens will work closely with Rotor & Wing Publisher, Randy Jones and Managing Editor Rion Haley, as well as with the regular supporting cast of contributing editors and columnists.

Ernie Stephens spent 27 years with the Prince George’s County (Md.) Police Department, retiring as a sergeant and chief pilot from the Aviation section. Ernie holds a B.S. in Management of Technical Operations and an M.S. in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he is also a professor. He has been writing features, columns and aircraft evaluations for Rotor & Wing magazine since 2003, and was nominated for the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award in 2008.

"I began reading Rotor & Wing in the mid-1980s when I was first leaning to fly, and it's been my absolute favorite magazine ever since. To be given the opportunity to serve the publication from the chair of the Editor-in-Chief is a high honor," Stephens remarks.

“The depth of rotorcraft expertise and management talent that Ernie brings to this position is incredible, and the opportunity to have someone take the helm who is already well known throughout the industry as one of our regular writers and columnists is something that does not happen often – this was an easy choice to make,” comments Randy Jones, Rotor & Wing Publisher.

About Rotor & Wing
Rotor & Wing provides comprehensive helicopter industry coverage of military, commercial and public service helicopter operations on topics such as: aerodynamics, maintenance, regulatory matters, new aircraft, and new technology. Visit http://www.aviationtoday.com/rw/.

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Access Intelligence LLC, publisher of Rotor & Wing magazine, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the aerospace, defense, energy, chemical, and communications markets.
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