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Author John Lowery first soloed at age 16 in a Piper J-3 Cub, at Auburn-Opelika Airport (AUO). After graduating from Auburn University, he spent the next 24 years in the United States Air Force flying a variety of high performance aircraft, including a brief break in service during which he flew for Western Airlines as a First Officer. Upon returning to the Air Force he subsequently lived and flew all over the world. After Air Force retirement, Lowery spent the following 24 years as a practicing flight instructor and FAA Designated Pilot Proficiency Examiner in a Sabreliner corporate jet, ultimately accumulating 13,500 flying hours. In addition, he was for some years a Designated Pilot Examiner in the Beechcraft King Air turbo-prop series and various light airplanes.

John holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with type ratings in the Sabreliner, Learjet, Citation, King Air 300, Beechcraft 1900, DC-4 and DC-3, in addition to single- and multi-engine seaplanes. As a flight instructor he is rated for single- and multi-engine, and instrument flying. Concurrently, he earned a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in Corporate Aviation Management and Aircraft Accident Investigation for ERAU’s night campuses at Mather AFB, McClellan AFB, and Travis AFB, California, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science.

Now retired in California, he remains active as an author of aviation books. Some of his previous publications include Anatomy of a Spin, Professional Pilot (Third Edition, 2008 ASA Inc.), and Life in the Wild Blue Yonder: jet fighter pilot stories from the cold war.

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