The Team

Ed Ewing, editor
A professional journalist with experience in national newspapers and magazines, Ed’s been travelling and flying the world since the early 1990s. Ed has edited Cross Country since 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 in 2006 and works with brands who support Cross Country’s core values. Contact Verity at advertising@xcmag.com or +44 1273 256 090.

Charlie King, subeditor and review pilot
A trail runner with the Tour de Mt Blanc and other achievements under her belt, Charlie loves hike-and-fly and local XCs from Greolieres, her home site in France. Contact Charlie on news@xcmag.com

Hugh Miller, publisher
Hugh joined Cross Country magazine after winning the World Air Games in 1998. He heads up the publishing of new books, and overseas Cross Country’s direction. Hugh combines his work with Cross Country with a career in psychology, teaching at UCL and working for the NHS.

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 joins Cross Country after working as Global Digital Marketing Lead for an international bank. Laurent helps direct Cross Country’s digital campaigns and partnerships.

Lawrie Noctor, review pilot 
Lawrie is a multi-talented pilot: he can fly anything, from planes, to paramotors, to mini-wings. Lawrie competes internationally and is a core part of our review team.

Bruce Goldsmith, columnist
Bruce is a former Paragliding World Champion 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, columnist
A professional meteorologist, Honza has competed in four Red Bull X-Alps. He lives and flies in California and writes our regular meteorology column.

Jeff Goin, columnist
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. See our How to Contribute page here


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