John has been flying since 1992. He has over 1,700 hours in eleven different types of airplanes. He owned a Piper Cherokee, then a Grumman Tiger (in which he flew IFR), and currently a Piper Tomahawk, which he brought with him to Georgia when he moved from Michigan in 2017. He has flown all over the U.S. and as far as Alaska and Nova Scotia. He is married and lives in Brunswick, GA. He is retired from university teaching and spends time flying and directing the Unitarian Universalist choir in Brunswick.