Nigel Moll

Nigel Moll

Editor - AIN Monthly

Over the course of 43 years as a full-time aviation magazine editor, Nigel Moll has written countless articles and taken tens of thousands of photographs for three publications - Flight International (1973-1979); FLYING Magazine (1979-1995); and Aviation International News (since 1995). Passionate about aircraft since he was a child, Nigel earned his glider pilot certificate at age 16 and his private pilot certificate a year later (six years before getting a driver license). Nigel has flown 150 types of aircraft, and his ratings include instrument, multiengine, helicopter, seaplane and glider. Among his logbook entries are flights in a two-seat Supermarine Spitfire, the left seat of the British Airways Concorde simulator (and seven cockpit jumpseat rides in the real thing before it was retired), a catapult shot off the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the back seat of an F/A-18, and a fling in one of the first Russian Sukhoi Su-26 single-seat competition aerobatic aircraft imported into the U.S. Nigel also built and flew a Kitfox two-seat sport airplane. No longer holding an FAA medical, Nigel launched the Low-Level Flying series in sister publication Business Jet Traveler in 2007 with a review of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, which led to driving, photographing and reviewing many of the world's greatest production cars, from the diminutive Lotus Exige to Bentleys, Ferraris, Aston Martin and the $2 million, 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron. Relocation to Central New York State in 2012 took him out of orbit for the high-end press car loans he enjoyed while living in the New York metro area. Other than occasional sorties in his E39 M5, Nigel's driving adventures these days are at the wheel of a John Deere or Kubota.

With the full-time role of planning and overseeing the creation of each issue, Nigel strives to keep AIN Monthly relevant as the most topical, accurate and readable way for business-aviation professionals to stay current in a world of constant change.