The Team

Ed Ewing, editor
Ed’s been flying since the early 1990s and has travelled the world as a pilot and journalist. He joined the Cross Country team in 2008 and was made editor in 2010. Get in touch at editor@xcmag.com

Marcus King, designer and associate editor
Flying since 1991, Marcus is the creative hub behind the design and production desk. Contact Marcus at marcus@xcmag.com

Verity Sowden, sales and advertising director
Verity joined Cross Country in 2006 and runs both the commercial and financial sides of the magazine. When not flying or skiing Verity spends her time keeping Cross Country’s many readers and advertisers happy. Contact Verity at advertising@xcmag.com or +44 1273 256 090.

Charlie King, subeditor
Charlie is a talented paraglider pilot who loves combining her passion for running with flying – hike-and-fly is her favourite thing to do, usually before the rest of us are up. Contact Charlie on news@xcmag.com

Hugh Miller, publisher
After winning the British Championships and World Air Games in 1998, Hugh was taken on as editor of Cross Country by founder Sherry Thevenot. As crazy about flying as ever he is a core part of our reviews team.

Joanna Di Grigoli, Cross Country en Espanol
Joanna is responsible for Cross Country en Espanol, the Spanish edition of Cross Country. A professional translator and competition pilot she has regularly represented her home nation, Venezuela, at the Paragliding World Championships

Matt Warren, features
A cross country pilot and professional journalist, Matt has been a features editor on national newspapers in the UK and a Lonely Planet author. He’s a regular feature writer for the team. Matt[@]xcmag.com

Laurent Boninfante, digital development
Laurent is a senior digital marketing consultant and a paraglider pilot. He helps direct Cross Country’s digital campaigns, from email newsletters through social media to grappling with Google Analytics.

Bruce Goldsmith, Icaristics
Bruce is a former Paragliding World Champion (2007) and runs BGD Paragliders from his home in the south of France. He has written the magazine’s Icaristics column for more than 20 years.

Honza Rejmanek, Meteorology
Honza has competed in four Red Bull X-Alps and is a professional meteorologist. He lives and flies in California and writes our regular meteorology column.

Jeff Goin, Paramotoring
Jeff is a leading paramotor pilot in the USA and one of the sport’s most prolific writers. He is author of the Powered Paragliding Bible and writes for Cross Country every issue.

Gavin McClurg, columnist
Host of the Cloudbase Mayhem podcast, Gavin is a well-known US adventure pilot and Red Bull X-Alps athlete. A former National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, he writes a regular column on adventure flying

Theo de Blic, columnist
One of the best acro pilots in the sport, Theo has been flying since he was a child. A natural and gifted communicator, he writes a regular column on how to be a better acro pilot

Allen Weynberg, columnist
A high school teacher in Australia and a paraglider pilot for 20 years, Allen is most at home exploring new places and travelling off-the-beaten track to find new sites. He writes Weynberg’s World, a regular column

Andy Pag, features
A BBC investigative journalist Andy has also been a professional tandem paraglider pilot in Nepal, and driven around the world in a CO2-neutral truck. A natural interviewer and multi-lingual, he regularly writes features for Cross Country

We feature the strongest photography in the sport, and regularly carry work by the sport’s top photographers, including Jerome Maupoint, Felix Wolk, Tristan Shu, Franck Simonnet and many more.

Cross Country depends on pilots around the world to share their great stories. If you want to contribute, we’d love to talk. See our How to Contribute page here

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