Paul M Southwick

Journalist, editor & corporate writer


Specialising in business, aviation and culture.



As the co-owner of a high end, virtual, Trans Tasman, business consultancy, based in Melbourne, specialising in ``'customer intent meets digitisation meets commercialisation`` has a wide exposure to diverse ideas, people, organisations, concepts, places and thinking.


As a pilot (and son of a pilot) with a life time interest in aviation writes interesting and informative articles, and sometimes opinion pieces - always with a new, different and emerging angle, about all aspects of flying and aviation.


Refreshingly original and concise angles and viewpoints on a wide range of life, culture and political topics. Lots of interesting stories.

Air Pressure.
Acuity Magazine / Feb 17

Cirrus CR22 G6 Flight Review.
Aviation Trader / Feb 17

In Fact.
Acuity Magazine / Dec 15

FunFlight 10 Year Anniversary.
Aviation Trader / Mar 17

AHIA Helicopters in Focus. 
AirWaves Advertorial/ Dec 15

Where in the World?
Acuity Magazine / Feb 17

How the Mighty Fell.
Australian Flying / Feb 17

Where in the World?
Acuity Magazine / Nov 16

Stairway to Heaven.
Aviation Trader / Feb 17

Insel Reichenau, Bodensee, Germany. 
SPARK Magazine / Oct 15

Easy as X,Y,Z
Acuity Magazine / Nov 16

The Times – they are a-Changing.
Australian Flying Magazine / Dec 16

Taking on the World.
Acuity Magazine / Sep 16

Nobody Does It Better.
Aviation Trader Magazine / Dec 16

Well Connected.
Acuity Magazine / July 16

The King of Kings.
Aviation Trader Magazine / Dec 16

Beat the “Cookie Cutter” Approach.
Acuity Magazine / May 16

My love letter to Melbourne – cc Dita.
The New Zealand Herald / Nov 14

Sick notes.
Acuity Magazine / Feb 16

High Performers… 
Airwaves Magazine / Oct 16

Professional standards can hurt. 
​ICAA Charter Magazine / May 14

Ps & Qs
Acuity Magazine / Nov 15

Grand Designs – The Mighty Cessna Caravan… 
Aviation Trader Magazine / Sep 16

Business sale. Mythtakes
CEO Magazine / Sep 15

The Game Changing DA62… 
Aviation Trader Magazine / Aug 16

Plane sense.
Acuity Magazine / July 15

Open House Boys Fly High…
Aviation Trader Magazine / Aug 16

Come Fly with Me.
Airwaves Magazine / July 16

Live outside the box. 
Acuity Magazine / Apr 15

Doing it Old School.
Australian Flying / July – August 16

A new dawn for business owners. 
Acuity Magazine / Mar 15

Things LAMEs wish pilots new.
Flight Safety Australia / March 16

How to make money from digitisation. 
Acuity Magazine / Nov 14

In the Heat of the Moment
Australian Flying / Jan – Feb 15

Airframe Parachutes
Australian Flying / Nov – Dec 15

Ferry Pilots
Australian Flying / Nov – Dec 15

How to parepare a business for sale.
ICAA Charter Magazine (Australia) / Apr 14

Portable Hangars
Australian Flying / Sep – Oct 15

Matt Hall – Situational Awareness
Airwaves / OzRunways Advertorial

Cessna’s Rising Star.
Flying Magazine / July – Aug 15

Pilot Paradise.
Flying Magazine / July – Aug 15

Cirrus Australis.
SPARK Magazine / June 15

A Trans – Tasman Comparison. 
Australian Flying Magazine / Feb – Mar 15

Tokoroa sealed & delivered. 
New Zealand Wings Magazine 

Mount Cook MS 748 mishap. 
New Zealand Wings Magazine 

Spark Magazine

Other Media

Cricket: Black Caps train for World Cup final

The New Zealand Black Caps cricket team trained at the MCG cricket ground in Melbourne on March 27, 2015 in preparation for their showdown against fellow co-hosts Australia in the Cricket World Cup. This is New Zealand’s first World Cup final, after losing out in the semi-finals six times. The final will be played on March 29, 2015 at 2:30pm Melbourne time (2:30am GMT). More here

Melbourne: Black Cups train at MCG ahead of Cricket World Cup final

Crowds watch on as members of the New Zealand Black Caps cricket team train at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 27, 2015. The New Zealanders are facing Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup final at the MCG this Sunday,  March 29. More here

Melbourne: Flower and garden show gets off to colourful start

Flora fans and green thumbs of all ages attended the first day of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne on March 25, 2015. More here

Track & Field: Athletes soar at IAAF Melbourne World Challenge

Olympic champions Sally Pearson and David Rudisha won their events — the 100-meter hurdles and 800-meter race respectively — and delighted fans of all ages at the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge March 21, 2015 at Lakeside Stadium.

At the event, several Australians met qualifying times or distances for major upcoming international events. More here

Melbourne: RAAF Roulettes refuel after Grand Prix performance

The RAAF Roulettes aerobatic team performed at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne before landing for a debrief and refuelling at Essendon airport, as pictured on March 12, 2015.

The six-aircraft formation flew directly to the display at Albert Park from their base at East Sale. More here

Melbourne: Avalon Airshow trade opening showcases best in aviation

The latest in the world’s best aviation hardware was exhibited at the trade opening of the Avalon Airshow on February 24, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, which will open to the public on February 27 until March 1.

The international airshow will showcase both civilian and military aviation, paying tribute to Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and other heroes of aviation. More here

A great place to study freelance journalism at your own pace.

“I will never look at a piece or writing the same again and now see stories, pitches, angles and opportunities everywhere.” More here

Melbourne: Bolte Bridge lights have a festive makeover

Bolte Bridge in Melbourne, Australia lit up on December 11, 2014 with its usual light-display replaced with red and green lights, ready for Christmas. More here

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