Permit me to introduce myself. I am the creator of this Blog and Website and am a lecturer, writer and consultant in air transportation. My professional career has been in the airline industry. I am currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), a Visiting Lecturer at tge University of Westminster (London, UK) and a Visiting Lecturer at Emirates Aviation University (Dubai, July 2016). I was formerly an Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I served in the US Navy and Naval Reserve and am also interested in the Law.
One of my many interests over the years has been photography and writing, and in particular, telling a story through photographs and images. Because my career has allowed me to travel extensively all over the world, I have been able to amass a large collection of photographs of things in which I am interested: airliners, trains, Navy and merchant ships, sports and scenes of the city and countryside that catch my eye. These photographs date back to the 1960s and number in the hundreds. Because I want to preserve them, I am in the process of scanning them. I am also making them into digital prints, many of which now or will appear on this website or in a blog.
In addition to photography and golf, I enjoy hill walking, sailing, model railroading, spectator sports, classical music and writing. Below is my biography. It also appears at the end of each blog.
James Patrick (“Jamie”) Baldwin is an author, blogger, lecturer and consultant in air transportation, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster (London, UK) and a Visiting Lecturer at the Emirates Aviation University (Dubai, July 2016).
Formerly an Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Business, he taught Business Law, Business Law for Airline Managers, and Airline Management. He was also faculty advisor to Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
As a lecturer organizes an annual conference on Aviation Law at American University Washington College of Law and coordinates workshops on aircraft leasing for Aeropodium, a UK-based aviation-related events company . As a consultant he specializes in start-up airline strategies, airline marketing, regulatory compliance, licensing, aircraft sourcing, strategic planning, contracts, agency agreements and preparing business plans.
An avid golfer, Mr Baldwin is a golf correspondent for the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Previously Mr Baldwin served as Deputy General Manager for Legal and Regulatory Affairs of Star Airways, a small Turkish cargo airline of which he was a founder, and prior to that, the US Representative of Tajik Air, the international airline of the Republic of Tajikistan. In the latter capacity, he represented the airline’s interests before the US government, multilateral development banks and private US and international business interests. He also coordinated and prepared on behalf of the government of Tajikistan a request for a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency for a feasibility study on its air transport sector.
Mr Baldwin also served as an officer in the US Navy (1974-1978) and the active US Naval Reserve (1978-1994). His latest assignments included service as a Naval Liaison Officer on tanker convoys during the Iran/Iraq War, Officer in Charge of military officers boarding, inspecting and briefing masters of merchant ships delivering military cargo during the first Gulf War and Commanding Officer of a US Naval Reserve unit. He is now retired with the rank of Commander.
Mr Baldwin is the author of Pan American World Airways – Images of a Great Airline (BluewaterPress, 2011). He also co-edited, with Jeff Kriendler, former Vice President, Corporate Communications at Pan Am, Pan American World Airways – Aviation History through the Words of its People (BluewaterPress, 2011).
Mr Baldwin obtained an A.B. (Bachelor’s) Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) and a J.D. (Juris Doctor) Degree from the American University Washington College of Law (Washington DC). He is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute, the U. S. Golf Association and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He has traveled widely and includes among his interests golf, hill walking, sailing, model railroading, spectator sports, classical music and writing.
He is married and resides in Maryland.