Winter Park, Fla. — Stephen Pope has been named editor-in-chief of Flying, Shawn Bean, editorial director for Bonnier Corp.’s Active Interest Network, announced today. Pope’s new role has several key objectives, which include leading a redesign of the magazine as well as the relaunch of later this year. In addition, he will re-establish Flying as the resource for aviation news and information across all platforms, and expand the brand’s footprint to engage the audience in new ways.


“Steve has 28 years of piloting experience and two decades of aviation journalism under his belt,” said Bean. “Over the past five years, he has instilled his expertise and award-winning writing skills in Flying as senior editor. We are proud to have him lead the team at Flying and are ready to get the future started.”


For Pope, becoming editor-in-chief of Flying has been a career goal.


“I’m incredibly excited to be inheriting such a powerful print and digital-media brand,” Pope said. “We have assembled an outstanding team of journalists that is primed to take us to even loftier heights. With a sharpened emphasis on informing, educating, entertaining and inspiring our audience, we’ll ensure the biggest, most vivid and best aviation stories are told as only Flying can tell them.”


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About Flying Magazine
Flying — the world’s most widely read aviation magazine — is the premier resource for pilots and aviation enthusiasts who have a passion for flying. Published continuously since 1927, Flying provides aircraft reviews, flying tales, safety counseling and expert opinion all written by and for active, engaged pilots. Flying is focused on personal and business aviation but also gives readers a glimpse into airline cockpits and military and vintage aircraft.​​