Edward H. Phillips is a general aviation researcher, historian and author. Mr. Phillips is also an active commercial, instrument, multi-engine pilot and flight instructor, as well as an airframe and powerplant mechanic with more than 30 years in the aviation industry.
Mr. Phillips has written seven history books about famous Wichita aircraft companies, including Travel Air and Cessna, as well as an in-depth history on the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing. He recently completed research and written a book about the Travel Air Type R “Mystery Ships” of 1929-1932. Phillips worked for Beech Aircraft Corp. from 1978-1986, and resides in Dallas where he works for a major aerospace news magazine.