Rob Coppinger has been writing about aviation and aerospace since the year 2000. Formerly a project engineer in the automotive industry, Rob studied engineering to postgraduate level before entering industry. Changing careers to journalism in 2000, Rob has written about science and engineering across a range of sectors but has specialised in aviation and aerospace. He has written regularly for a number of leading aviation, aerospace and science titles and the BBC. Today, he is Editor of the British Interplanetary Society's SpaceFlight magazine and a columnist for the Royal Aeronautical Society's Aerospace magazine. He lives in France.