Benet Wilson

7409 Stanmore Court Baltimore, MD 21212 USA

Professional Experience

Wilson is the owner of Aviation Queen LLC, an aviation/travel writing freelance business. She is a veteran journalist and blogger who writes for B2B, B2C and branded content/content marketing audiences.


Copy Editor
20 Years
20 Years
20 Years


20 Years
20 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years


Online/new media
10 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
10 Years
Newsletter - Trade
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Naylor Publishing (10+), (10+), USA Today (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (10+), Arizona State University’s Donald W. Reynolds Nati (10+), Runway Girl Network (6-10)

Other Work History

AOPA Pilot magazine, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Aviation Daily, Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine, World Airline News, Air Cargo News, World Airport Week and Commuter/Regional Airline News.

Work Permits & Visas

10-year Brazilian work visa


Online News Association (board member); National Association of Black Journalists (board member); National Association of Hispanic Journalists; and Journalism and Women Symposium.



Does the Airline Industry Need to Be Regulated Again? Competition has shrunk, along with seating. Fees have risen, fares stay high and service is a problem. Should the government take action?
I was among a group of journalists and bloggers who went to American Airlines' headquarters to taste the new food and wine offerings to be served in its premium cabins and in its Admirals Club.
United Airlines and American Airlines are upping the passenger experience game at their Houston and Philadelphia hubs by inking major deals with OTG Management to upgrade food and retail options in select terminals.
I look at how airports that were hubs for the major airlines adapted after losing their hub status.
President Barack Obama has signed the Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment Restoration Act after it passed unanimously in the US House of Representatives and was sent to him on 13 May. WASPs including Elaine Harmon, who died in April 2015 at the age of 95, will be allowed to have their ashes interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
This story is the strong effect that civil aviation-related activity has on the economy.
As the first Black woman to start her own airline, the South African made history in a field where people like her are rare.
I compile a list of bad habits that travelers should break, along with the resources needed to help in this effort.
Airlines are strapped down with massive IT systems that don’t always allow them to be flexible enough to offer a more customer-centric experience while booking travel. Travelaer, a software company located in the same complex in Nice, France, as travel technology giant Amadeus, thinks it has a solution.
I look a inflight behaviors that will get passengers kicked off a plane.
Silicon Valley and Silicon Wadi have a lot in common. Both cities have nurtured entrepreneurs and innovation, and both are also popular tourist destinations. In 2015, San Francisco ranked number two — edged out by Austin, Texas — in Savills' tech city rankings, while Tel Aviv was number three. Israel's capital city was also ranked one of the two most innovative cities in the world by The Wall Street Journal.
I was among an exclusive group of journalists and bloggers given a sneak peek at United's new first/business class seat and product.
I look at what airports are doing to bring in new air service.
I interviewed the CEO of Wow Air as he launched new service out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
This post was written to help the SkyTeam airline alliance celebrate its 15th anniversary.
I take a look at how airports are planning in advance to fund their large capital projects.
An interview with a CheapOAir executive on travel trends in 2016, including lower air fares and bundled airline fees.
I interview industry experts on the prospects for used commercial aviation jets in the open market.
I offer 10 gift ideas for aviation enthusiasts.
This is my one-on-one interview with the CEO of international low-cost carrier Norwegian.
This is an interview with Sizakele Mzimela, co-founder, CEO and shareholder of South African-based regional airline Fly Blue Crane. She is a veteran aviation and business leader who served as CEO of the flag carrier South African Airways.
This is a story about efforts to train more African-American private pilots.