Meet the Contributors

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2015

Joseph Ambrogne is the Technical Editor of Rotor & Wing. He earned a BA in English from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., and spent eight years as a technical writer in the software and manufacturing industries. He also holds a commercial pilot license and instrument rating, and has been flying helicopters since 2010.

Keith Cianfrani is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, master aviator and Army instructor pilot, rated in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He holds a master’s degree in aerospace safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Keith is a certificated flight instructor and has flown commercial aircraft for more than 20 years in and around New York City.



Andrew Drwiega, International Bureau Chief, is a senior defense/aviation journalist with a specialization in international military rotorcraft. Based in London, he has reported from Iraq and Afghanistan on numerous occasions on attachment with American and British helicopter forces. Andrew is a member of the Army Aviation Association of America, Royal United Services Institute, and Air Power Association.


Emma Kelly, Australia and Pacific Correspondent. She has been an aviation journalist since the late 1980s, starting her career with Air Cargo News International. Following a number of years working on regional airline publications and for Inmarsat, Emma served in various editor roles at Flight International.

Katie Kriz is the Assistant Managing Editor of Rotor & Wing. She holds a BA in journalism from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., where she also developed an interest in photography. She participated in a one-year rotational program with R&W’s parent company Access Intelligence, which led to her position with Rotor & Wing.


ERNIE STEPHENS began flying in the 1980s, earning his commercial pilot’s license and starting an aerial photography company as a sideline. In his regular job as a county police officer, he was transferred to the department’s new aviation unit, where he served as the sergeant in charge and chief pilot until his retirement in 2006. In addition to Rotor & Wing, Ernie (aka “Werewolf”) writes for our sister publication, Aviation Maintenance. He enjoys meeting our readers and flying a variety of helicopters.


Terry Terrell gained his early aviation experience as a U.S. Navy fixed-wing instructor and U.S. Coast Guard aircraft commander, where his service included SAR in Sikorsky S-61s. Terry served as a cross-qualified captain and safety special projects officer with Houston’s Transco Energy, and later with Atlanta’s Kennestone AVSTAT Helicopter Ambulance Program and Georgia Baptist LifeFlight.

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