Skyward Flight Media is an aviation enthusiast organization that creates content about flight games and simulators across all levels of realism from past and present.
We seek interviews with developers of all sizes, promote work by various content creators and write unique pieces for our website because of our passion for aviation. Inclusion of occasional real world aviation content is also planned. Skyward Flight Media was formed to pursue and discuss digital aviation wherever it can be found.
Our core team was active under the name Project Lighthouse during our initial two years of operation between 2017 and 2019. What had started as a group of international Ace Combat fans trying something began to evolve into something beyond focusing on a specific game series. Following our interview with Ace Combat series brand director Kazutoki Kono and covering the launch weekend of Ace Combat 7 at PAX South 2019, we felt inspired to go for something more significant. But to achieve that goal, we felt as though the way to branch out beyond our single series focus and open possibilities for future ventures was to rebrand. This is how Skyward Flight Media came to be.
Director of Operations
Aaron "Ribbon-Blue" Mendoza
The Director of Operations for Skyward Flight Media. A lifelong aviation enthusiast with an interest in flight games and simulators. After founding Electrosphere.info, the first English Ace Combat database, he has been involved in creating aviation related websites, communities, and events since 2005. He continues to explore past and present flight games and sims with his extensive collection of game consoles and computers.
Santiago "Cubeboy" Cuberos
The Content Manager for Skyward Flight Media. Longtime aviation fanatic with particular preference towards military aviation and its history. Said interests date back to the early 2000's leading into his livelong dive into civil and combat flight simulators. He has been involved in a few communities but only started being active around the mid 2010's. Joined as a Spanish to English translator in 2017, he has been active as a writer and content manager ever since.
English Discord Administrator
Álvaro "Kubson" Rinesi
Longtime military aviation enthusiast, with a preference in video games and flight simulators. His interest started around 2012 with Ace Combat, and in early 2017, he created an Ace Combat fan community in discord. Later that year, he joined as a Spanish/English translator and Server Manager, and reworked his community to be what now is the official Skyward Flight Media discord server.
Discord: Kubson88554 #1138
A lifelong fan of aviation, photography & video games, he has been a fan of the Ace Combat series since 2001 and also enjoyed numerous flight simulators such as the IL-2 series, DCS World and many others. Since 2018 he has created over 80 aircraft liveries (skins), nearly all of them Ace Combat themed, for various aircraft in the flight simulator DCS World. He has a strong passion for photography and enjoys taking screenshots of the various aircraft found in flight simulator games. In 2020, he has shared many of his shots with a newly created Instagram account called BTKGamingPhotography.
A huge fan of military aviation since his childhood and a French Air Force nerd. Since 2014 ReRibbon is an active member of the Ace Combat community. He is now working as a graphic designer for Skyward Flight Media.
T.J. "Millie" Archer
T.J. "Millie" Archer is Life-long realist and aviation enthusiast. Once the co-founding Administrator of the Electrosphere.info English Ace Combat Database. In the present day he is freelance, roving the internet in search of the latest aviation news and entertainment.