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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.

 

Our passion to pursue and discuss simulated aviation wherever it can be found has resulted in unique articles, interviews with development teams, insights into module creation, access to closed alphas and closed betas for upcoming projects, contacts with international flight sim organizations and more.

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. 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. 

BRANDING

The official Skyward Flight Media logo was created by 'ReRibbon', a Motion Designer and Graphics Designer. 

STAFF

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Aaron "Ribbon-Blue" Mendoza

Co-founder

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. 

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Santiago "Cubeboy" Cuberos 

Co-founder

Twitter | Discord: Cubeboy #9034

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.

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T.J. "Millie" Archer

Writer

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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. 

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RaptorDad86

Photographer

Life long aviation and aviation gaming enthusiast. Joined Active Duty Air Force in 2009 as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Separated in 2015 and decided to become a Reservist in 2020. Participated in the GGL Ace Combat 6 Tournament winning the Military side and placing 3rd in the Battle Royal. Started playing DCS in 2020 and made the jump to competition in late 2021 flying for the 18th Sparrows and now the Bushido Fighter Group.

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Taskforce 23

Translator

Twitter | Discord: TaskForce23#8344

Japanese Translator and fan of all things aviation. #PurdueEngineering alum. Shares birthday with AWACS SkyEye. 日本人ですが英語の方が楽です。無言フォロー失礼します。

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ReRibbon

Graphic Design

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. 

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Álvaro "Kubson" Rinesi

Discord Admin, Musician

Discord: Kubson88554 #1138

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.

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KOSMOS 1

Flight Team

KOSM0S1#1545

A friend of some of Skyward's staff going back to 2009. Since Skyward was founded in 2020,  he has flown in support of its operations in multiple games and simulators. Whether it's part of research projects, combat missions, photo ops or even airshows, he's ready to fly.

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Prov

Discord Team

Discord: Prov#2165

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