Ed Stephens Jr. attended UCLA and
emerged with a degree in economics and the Navy ROTC Distinguished Naval
After graduation Ed went on active duty as a naval officer.
After the Navy, he entered the civilian ranks of economic analysts and pilots. On the economics side of things, he specialized in quantitative modeling and
forecasting for the HMO, energy, and aviation industries.
On the flying side of things, Ed has flown Airbus A300 and Boeing 727
airliners, as well as smaller stuff and helicopters, too. He's also
held several management positions in aviation.
In 1996 Ed started an economic consultancy in Saipan, providing
quantitative analysis to government and industry. In Saipan he
also helped establish Micronesia's first FAA-approved helicopter air
Ed has been a columnist for the Saipan Tribune and for Private
Pilot magazine. He has also been a contributor to the Pacific
Flyer Aviation News.
A quick look at Ed's credentials is posted at