September 4, 2014 - Jim Busha, editor of EAA’s Warbirds and Vintage Airplane magazines and a frequent contributor to Sport Aviation, has been named EAA’s new director of publications. He will join EAA full time beginning October 27.
“It has been a lifelong dream of mine to work at EAA ever since I snuck under the fence to attend my very first EAA Oshkosh Convention in 1970,” Busha said. “As a grassroots airplane guy, I have never met an airplane I didn’t like, and I look forward to interacting with and serving all the wonderful EAA members who share the same passions and dreams about flight.”
Busha, who will retire from his current position as a lieutenant with the Oshkosh Police Department, will lead production of all EAA print and electronic publications. His full-time addition to the publications staff will also provide the opportunity for a smooth transition as J. Mac McClellan looks toward retiring from the editor in chief position role after April 2015.
“I’m looking forward to Jim’s increased involvement in EAA and know that his energy and passion will produce great results,” remarked Rick Larsen, EAA vice president of communities and member programs.
This year Busha published a book, The Fight in the Clouds, a collection of stories from pilots who flew the P-51 Mustang in combat during World War II.