Meet Jon Ostrower – Editor – FlightBlogger


Jon Ostrower is the editor of FlightBlogger, an independent venture launched in Spring 2007 and later acquired by in November 2007.

FlightBlogger takes an in-depth look at matters relating to the global aerospace industry and is frequently a source for exclusive breaking news and reporting on matters of aircraft development and production.

Jon Ostrower’s FlightBlogger has been extensively quoted in manypublications and wire services including the Wall Street Journal,National Public Radio, New York Times, Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Chicago Tribune, ChicagoSun, Everett Herald, Bloomberg and Reuters.

Jon also serves as full-time correspondent for Flight International Magazine, Air Transport Intelligence and is content editor for the Americas for

Jon, a lifetime lover of aviation, is a Boston, Massachusetts native and a graduate of The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs in Washington, DC where he now resides.

28 Responses to Meet Jon Ostrower – Editor – FlightBlogger

  1. george November 10, 2007 at 1:26 am #

    And I always loved planes, from small and wanted to be a pilot and I am close to my dream is fulfilled

  2. Rob December 3, 2007 at 10:28 am #

    Keep up the good work Jon. As you know, the Gov is currently in China and meeting with officials of Hainan Airlines. Use your connections to be the first blogger to report a possible new partnership with the airline and Logan Airport, which could lead to the first non-stop service to Asia from Boston.

  3. wesley Creed January 14, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    Congratulaions!! better than ever!Did you post the 747-I entry? Guess I missed it. Please do it


  4. Evergreen Mom February 3, 2008 at 6:19 am #

    ….and I thought you went to D.C. so that I’d someday have a presidential candidate I would actually enthusiastically vote for….Oh well, as long as you’re happy.. ;)

    Keep up the good work Jon!

  5. David Balton June 4, 2008 at 7:41 pm #

    Great work with your blog, Jon. So-called “normal” people just don’t understand us aviation enthusiasts! Would like to meet you if you are planning to be in the Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. area anytime soon.

    Again, keep up the great work!!

  6. Jim June 12, 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    You know, I just love it when someone borders on overboard for aviation. I am obsessed enough with flight, that I can see right through the skin of an overpassing airliner, right to the flight deck. I would love to find a way to have an alarm clock that would wake me up to ATC chatter.
    I am new to your site, and man I just love it. I hope to be a pilot someday myself- I have only flown second seat twice on a Piper Cherokee. If you were ever near TPA or PIE someday, would love to meet you!
    Take care, Jim

  7. airplanejim July 16, 2008 at 7:04 pm #

    “the A380′s transponder was set to predictive mode and so broadcast its altitude based on momentary rate of climb… Which was, at times, impressive.”

    Please Jon, any commercial jet with a light fuel load and no passengers/cargo aboard is going to have impressive performance.

  8. Szymon Dembowy June 10, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    Hi Jon,

    I’m new to your blog, which I found after moving to Seattle area last year. I’m tracking the progress on 787 daily and I wonder whether you’re coming to Everett for the first flight of 787. There is definitely a lot of poeple, myself included, which would love to meet you here.

  9. Darpan October 3, 2009 at 2:42 am #

    Can anyone help me with trends in Aerospace & defense industry with facts & figures details. If it is sector wise it will be a great help

  10. Daniel Stanislaus Martel December 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    Dear Jon,

    Thank you for your blog. I have consulted it many times. It is informative, inspiring and entertaining. What does an aerospace journalist need more?

    Keep on flying and many happy landings.

    Daniel Stanislaus

  11. Mario December 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    usually on first test flight landing gears are not being retracted, first test flight should be a short flight usally 3 – 5 hours. when its ready for a long test flight then the landing gears are retracted after take off.

  12. jan vos December 19, 2009 at 2:24 am #

    Hi Jon. What a joy to receive your stories/emails. After 15 years working for Fokker aircraft I think aviation is a desease that affect you or not. It did to me. Great world the (civil) aviation industry

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  14. Pablo Chacon February 6, 2010 at 12:02 am #


    Thanks a lot for keeping us posted on such interesting news. I love planes and you give us great insiders in the aerospace world. Keep it up!

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  25. Mason Dixon December 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    You think your cool Jon? Try hopping up there with the engine on…

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  27. Brandon McLaughlin June 23, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    Hello Jon,

    It’s a great blog you’ve created here, I frequently read it. I actually drove down from San Francisco to see your open presentation on the 787 development to a class at Stanford last year. I had wanted to introduce myself then, but I had to get back to the city in a hurry.

    Anyway, you do great work here and it looks like you’re have a fun time doing it along the way. Keep it up!



  28. Tricia Gilliland August 5, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Hi Jon,

    You’ve got a great blog going, and I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures. Our resident DER Jim Callahan just started a blog too that you might want to check out.

    Tricia Gilliland
    FAA-DER Assistant