About the team
MARNIX (MAX) GROOT - FOUNDER AND EDITOR
AirportHistory.org would not exist if it wasn't for the dream of one man wanting to share his passion for airports with the world. That man is Marnix (Max) Groot. Max has loved everything about airports since he was only four years old.
In the summer of 1981, after transferring through the then brand new midfield terminal at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, he started drawing airport layouts like crazy and never stopped since. He has been lucky enough to turn his passion into his job.
Max has been involved in airport development projects on five continents. He currently focuses on airport consulting, lecturing and projects centering on airport history. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Max has lived in China, Germany, South Africa and Canada. He currently resides in Haarlem, The Netherlands.
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JAMES SULLIVAN - CONTRIBUTING WRITER
James Sullivan developed a love for airport history as a child growing up in Dallas, when he would wander the abandoned corridors of the Love Field terminal and try to imagine what it must have been like in its heyday.
From 2003 to 2010, James maintained the "Old and Abandoned Airport Terminals" website, which chronicled the history of more than 50 airport terminals in the United States. Although that site is no longer active, he has kept all the content and is working with Max to integrate as much of it into AirportHistory.org as possible. Through the years he's collected thousands of photos, magazines, articles and brochures from hundreds of airports around the world.
Today James lives in Los Angeles, a stone's throw from LAX.
ADAM ZAMPINI - MARKETING AND EDITING
Adam Zampini has lived under the flight path of Montreal's Trudeau Airport for most of his life up until now. With a long family history in transport, he was always naturally drawn to aviation. He has worked in the field since he was 18 years old and has represented three major international airlines since then.
A self-proclaimed “avgeek,” he is always looking to learn more about the “most exciting business the world,” the airline industry.
RICARDO AITKEN - RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Ricardo joined the aviation industry by chance and he hasn't looked back. He has worked onsite at 32 airports in 19 countries (and counting!). His current focus is on the optimization of airport terminal processes, both passengers and cargo. He is also fascinated with unmanned aerial vehicles (aka drones) and the potential impact they will have in the supply chain of the future.
His favorite aviation quote is from Leonardo Da Vinci - "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return".
Currently, Ricardo is based in Miami Florida. He has a royal view of MIA's runway 09/27 from his office window.