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About Global Aviation Resource - The Online Aviation Magazine

Who we are and what we're all about Global Aviation Resource (GAR) launched on 18th May 2009 and has subsequently gone from strength to strength.

Conceived by highly respected photo-journalist Karl Drage and bringing together an eclectic group of aviation photographers and writers, the GAR team is well-connected across the aviation world and aims to produce features and reports of the highest quality and, equally importantly, on a regular and timely basis.

"Aviation is a fast-moving world and I wanted to create a site that can keep up with the industry but not compromise on quality when it comes to reporting news or publishing features. I think we've achieved that in our first year and the trick now is to continue delivering", said Karl back in 2009.

We’ve always strived to remain true to that launch commitment of bringing visitors the very best news, reviews, features, comment and photography from those at the sharp end of aviation – initially on a weekly basis and, more recently, practically every day. We’ve now published more than 450 articles and 150 blogs and in doing so have managed to capture the imagination of enthusiasts worldwide while also catching the eye of the aviation industry when GAR was shortlisted for a prestigious FlightGlobal 'Aviation Web Award' just seven months after inception. We came second that time in the final reckoning but earlier this year it was announced that we had been awarded with the hugely prestigious ‘Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators Award for Aviation Journalism’ – this for our extensive coverage of the Harrier’s retirement from UK service.

GAR covers every facet of the aerospace genre - ranging from modern military to historic aviation, through to airshows and industry news with everything in between covered off too. It has been an honour to work so closely with many military air arms, businesses, owners and industry figures and our aim is to continue doing exactly that - bringing you the best aviation features on the net including a host of exclusive content, not just here on GAR but now also courtesy of our latest project – Global Aviation Magazine. This high quality, free, monthly, digital product launched in October 2011 and includes a host of feature content, with many exciting plans already coming together for future editions. The GAR website itself will continue in exactly the same vein, allowing us to publish time-sensitive news and feature content on an ongoing basis, while a further the addition to the family, thehangar.tv, is aviation’s very own social network and allows anyone interested in aviation to chat, share, discuss and learn in a free, friendly and open environment. Why not come and join us?
Global Aviation Resource – we’ve got aerospace covered.

The GAR Team For more in-depth team member profiles, please click on the images.


Karl Drage - Executive Editor (GAR Group) & Editor - Global Aviation Magazine


Paul Filmer - Editor (Stateside) and Database Administrator


Paul Dunn - Editor at Large


Gareth Stringer - Editor - Global Aviation Resource & Deputy Editor - Global Aviation Magazine


Elliott Marsh - Deputy Editor - Global Aviation Resource


Geoff Hibbert - Staff Photographer & Writer


Glenn Beasley - Staff Photographer & Writer


Doug Green - Staff Photographer & Writer


John Higgins - Staff Photographer & Writer


Paul Dopson - Staff Photographer & Writer


Mark Broadbent - Staff Writer


Huw Hopkins - Staff Photographer & Writer


Tom Gibbons - Staff Photographer & Writer


Kevin Wills - Staff Photographer & Writer


Chris Wood - Staff Photographer & Writer


Lindsay Peacock - Staff Photographer & Writer


Rob Edgcumbe - Staff Photographer & Writer


Shaun Schofield - Staff Photographer & Writer


Thomas Pitts - Staff Photographer & Writer