Professor John Schofield is an archaeologist based at the University of York (UK), where he is Director of Studies in Cultural Heritage Management, and was Head of Department from 2012-18. Prior to his appointment to York in 2010 John spent 21 years with English Heritage, in a variety of roles concerning heritage protection and policy. During this time he managed a research programme on Second World (including aviation) heritage. Some of the sites John investigated were places where his parents were stationed during his father’s time in the RAF, and where John spent time as a child. These experiences will influence John’s talk at the conference, touching on archaeology from the air, the archaeology of things that fly through it, and the infrastructure to support flight. John is a regular visitor to Australia, where he is an adjunct professor at Griffith University, and Honorary Research Fellow at Flinders. He is also Docent at the University of Turku in Finland, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists.