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Jack Elliott has been an aviation writer for more than 40 years. He wrote an aviation column in the Sunday Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), which ran for more than 38 years, which is believed to be the longest running column ever devoted to the world of flying.

Over the years he has received dozens of awards, including three journalism awards from the NBAA (National Business Aviation Association), a Presidential Citation and the Max Karant Award for Lifetime Excellence in Aviation Coverage, from the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), a Journalism Award from NATA (National Air Transportation Association) and a Writing Award from the Aviation/Space Writers Association, among others.

He was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey in 1986.

His articles have appeared in dozens of aviation magazines.

He holds a commercial pilotís license with instrument, glider and single-engine seaplane ratings.