Say Hello To Scott Wagner And Dave Ziegler!
With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture
2007 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough...
ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of
us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest
Fortunately, this year we'll have some help... and some really
GREAT help at that. As we've already told you, Aero-News is
bringing its largest staff EVER to AirVenture this year, to not
only assist with our print and audio coverage of the
greatest (air) show on Earth, but also to help us kick off Aero-TV.
(Come to think of it... "Herculean" doesn't begin to cover
Over the next several days, we thought we'd take the time to
introduce you to the print stringers, video crews, and senior
staffers who will be bringing our readers and listeners all the
news that's fit to pixilate, modulate and videotape from Oshkosh
And now, without further adieu...
Born into an aviation family, Scott Wagner has been in love with
flying machines since before he could say "airplane". A
third-generation aviator, Scott is an instrument rated Private
Pilot. In the near future, he hopes to complete work on his
Commercial and CFI tickets, and provide instruction in taildraggers
and light-sport aircraft. He has assisted in the construction and
restoration of several projects, and plans to one day build or
restore one of his own.
When not aviating, Scott is a Special Agent for the US Office of
Personnel Management, where his office is located 300 feet BGL
(that's right, BELOW ground level) in an old limestone mine that
has been converted into office space. His previous careers include
broadcasting, information technology security and
telecommunications technical support. He lives in Pittsburgh, with
his wife, Tina, and daughters Alyssa and Abigail.
Dave Ziegler's fascination with aviation began at age eight,
after his first flight in a Piper J-3 Cub. "One of my
father’s co-workers generously offered to take me up for my
first airplane ride," he says. "It was a truly incredible and life
changing experience, and I knew I just had to do this myself one
day." Since then, he has become a private pilot, Advanced Ground
Instructor, FAA Safety Team Representative, and AOPA Project Pilot
mentor. Dave is also the organizer of The New York Pilots Group, a
social networking group with a membership of over 150 pilots and
Currently a Web Systems Manager for a leading-edge electronics
design and manufacturing company, Dave also has several years
experience in technical writing, technical training, multimedia and
Computer-Based Training development, video production, graphics
design, and photography. Dave resides in Rockland County, NY with
his wife Christine, who continues to be very supportive of his
passions. He flies out of Greenwood Lake Airport in West Milford,
New Jersey, and plans to pursue an instrument rating and commercial
certificate as time permits.
Stay tuned as we introduce more of our stringers and staffers in
days to come!