CAT: The Journal for Civil Aviation Training
The Journal for Civil Aviation Training is the world’s leading magazine for airline simulation and training.
CAT Magazine showcases the latest training practices for pilots, cabin crew and maintainers throughout the civil airline industry. Published six times a year, every issue of the magazine contains at least five major articles on training around the world, along with an extended news and analysis section, event reviews and an industry calendar.
CAT Magazine supports the global airline training community with comprehensive coverage of international airline training challenges and effective training solutions.
CAT has a global distribution of nearly 19,000 copies every issue, in 200 countries and territories.
CAT writers are highly informed aviation training professionals who are passionate about their subject and have the respect of their peers.
CAT Magazine is Lead Media Partners of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS and NGAP (Next Generation of Aviation Professionals) programs and Media Partner of the RAeS Simulation and Training Conferences.
CAT Editorial Team
Rick Adams – Editor in Chief
Rick Adams is a respected international journalist with more than three decades of experience in aviation simulation and training. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS). He has led communications for several major simulation, information technology and defense companies.
Marty Kauchak – Group Editor
Marty Kauchak is a retired US Navy Captain, having served for more than 23 years in the surface warfare community. His insights and knowledge about training and simulation were gained through five operational assignments and major staff management positions. In addition to Marty’s military experience, he brings expertise as a former editor and writer for defense publications in the US and overseas. He also developed unique perspectives and knowledge about training during his time as congressional and media outreach coordinator for the US DoD’s Training Transformation Program. Marty is based in New Orleans.
Robert Moorman began his aviation writing career in 1984 with Professional Pilot magazine. His experience covers various segments of the civil and military aviation industry, including commercial air transport, business aviation, military, maintenance and technology. He covers both fixed and rotary wing industries. He writes aviation training articles for CAT plus he contributes features and editorials to several other aviation publications from his office in Alexandria, Virginia, Colorado. In 2017 Robert was honoured at the prestigious Aerospace Media Awards, receiving the “Best Safety, Training and Simulation Award” for his CAT Magazine article “Hidden in Plane Sight.”
Chris Long – European and Asian Affairs Editor
Chris Long began his aviation career as a military pilot for the Royal Air Force operating in strategic reconnaissance, tanker and instructional roles. This time included three years as a basic jet instructor on exchange with the French Air Force. After leaving the Air Force, Chris joined BAe Systems and moving to the commercial flying world, he was involved in ab initio pilot training, and qualified as a UK ATPL, TRI/TRE, FAA ATP/ME/CFI. While his work took him to live in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, the United States and France, Chris is now based in Toulouse, France, where he works as a consultant on projects run by the European Commission and for several major European players. Chris writes for CAT Magazine and is the conference chair for the Asian Aviation Education and Training Symposium (AAETS). He has recently been enrolled as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS).
Chris Lehman – Group Content Director
Chris served as Editor of MS&T and CAT Magazine’s for 15 years, leveraging more than 30 years’ experience in military and civil aviation training and simulation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS). Chris has an extensive background in training systems development, international marketing and sales, contracts and program management. He maintains his civil pilot license and has been current on fixed-wing aircraft for over three decades. Chris has been the Conference Chair of the WATS and EATS aviation training conferences for over a decade.
Chuck Weirauch – Procurement
Chuck Weirauch has been writing for CAT and MS&T for more than 10 years. His background encompassing more than 25 years includes extensive editorial experience in a wide variety of emerging new technologies. He has written for major aerospace companies on their latest technology research and development work, for military and civilian aircraft. As a public affairs writer for NASA at Kennedy Space Center, Chuck covered such space agency programs as the Space Shuttle, simulation technologies, NASA aviation research and the agency’s advanced research and technology spinoffs program.
Amanda Towner – Industry Reporter – North America
Amanda Towner writes news articles for all three of Halldale Group’s news websites. She studied English and Creative Writing at Stetson University, where she became a Sullivan Scholar for her work. Her writing covers several topics including journalism and storytelling, and is featured in several publications.
Patrick Johnston – News Editor – RoW
Patrick Johnston writes and edits stories from Europe, Asia and Africa for Halldale Group’s news websites. He is an experienced journalist having worked for Reuters for 12 years reporting and editing a wide range of news, sport and lifestyle stories. He specializes in digital storytelling and is undertaking a MA in Media and Communication at City University in London.
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