October 15, 2019 (Winter Park, Florida)—Julie Boatman has been named Editor-in-Chief of Flying magazine, it was announced today by Shawn Bean, Vice President, Editorial Director, Bonnier Media. Her appointment is effective immediately.
“When Julie joined Flying earlier this year, she brought with her the credentials necessary to lead this iconic brand,” Bean said. “She has proved to be a collaborative and strategic contributor to all areas of the business, and she is the right person to take Flying into the future.”
Boatman joined Flying in May 2019 as associate editor and has made her career in the aviation industry, first as a flight instructor in Colorado, then by obtaining her first full-time writing job as an editor at Jeppesen Sanderson. From there, she moved to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as technical editor of their publications, then on to the role of manager of Cessna Pilot Centers at Cessna Aircraft Company before returning to Jeppesen under Boeing Flight Services as manager of the Aviation Training Solutions group. In 2014, she founded JulietBravoFox Media, an aviation marketing and consulting company, delivering on flight-training contracts in Portugal, from 2015 to 2017.
She holds flight instructor and airline transport pilot certificates, with Douglas DC-3 and Cessna Citation Mustang type ratings, along with a commercial glider rating. In 2011, she published “Together We Fly: Voices from the DC-3,” and in 2018, “Honest Vision: The Donald Douglas Story,” both by ASA.
Flying, the world’s most widely read aviation magazine, is the premier resource for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. 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 it also gives readers a glimpse into airline cockpits, and military and vintage aircraft.