Meet the Contributors

By Staff Writer | October 1, 2010
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Charlotte Adams covers aviation and defense technology. She has written for Aviation Maintenance magazine and was the Editor-in-Chief of Avionics magazine. She also writes for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

Andrew Drwiega, Military Editor, is a senior defense journalist with a particular focus on military rotorcraft. He was the editor of Defence Helicopter for seven years. Andrew has reported on attachment from Iraq three times (the latest of which was with a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 squadron), and twice with British forces in Afghanistan (Kandahar and Camp Bastion), as well as from numerous NATO and British exercises. He has reported on rotary forces across the world, and in doing so has flown in a wide variety of rotorcraft on training missions, exercises and operations, including the Osprey, Apache, Rooivalk and many others. He has an extensive military library of around 400 books.

Thierry Dubois is a long-time contributor to Access Intelligence publications. He has been an aerospace journalist for 12 years, specializing in helicopters since 2006. He writes on technical subjects, both for professional media and a popular science magazine in France, where he is based.


David Jensen has more than 25 years experience as an aviation journalist. He was editor of Rotor & Wing and Avionics magazine before entering semi-retirement in his home state of South Dakota. Jensen currently is a freelance writer and consultant. Having earned BA and MA degrees, he began his journalism career as a newspaper reporter. He went on to become a newspaper editor and, briefly, was a speechwriter for a Fortune 50 corporation.

Andrew Parker is managing editor of Rotor & Wing, and associate editor for rotorandwing.com. He has served as managing editor for Avionics magazine, as well as Aviation Maintenance. Andrew has covered aviation for six years, following four-plus years as a reporter for local newspapers in Northern Virginia.

Dale Smith has been an aviation journalist for 24 years specializing in business aviation. He is currently a contributing writer for Rotor & Wing and other leading aviation magazines. He has been a licensed pilot since 1974 and has flown 35 different types of general aviation, business and WWII vintage aircraft. In his spare time he moonlights as a award-winning aviation artist.

Ernie Stephens, Editor-at-Large, 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”) has written for 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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