The Team

Ed Ewing, editor
As editor, Ed is the chief cook at Cross Country, putting together each issue with his professional journalist’s eye for detail and precision. Contact editor@xcmag.com

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

Verity Sowden, sales and advertising director
Verity works with brands who support Cross Country’s core values. Contact advertising@xcmag.com

Charlie King, subeditor and review pilot
Charlie runs our proof-reading, and as a passionate hike and fly pilot, gets involved in reviewing specialist equipment. Contact news@xcmag.com

Hugh Miller, publisher
Hugh heads up the publishing of new books, and overseas Cross Country’s direction.

Bastienne Wentzel, news editor
Bastienne is the lead author of ‘Paragliding: The Beginner’s Guide’, and is our news editor.

Matt Warren, features writer
A cross country pilot and professional journalist, Matt has been a features editor on national newspapers in the UK and a Lonely Planet author.

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, Gavin 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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