John began flying in 1965 and has more 22000 hours over a 41-year period. He has flown with more than 25 airlines throughout the world. He was a pilot and flight instructor for Northwest airlines for 25 years where he was involved in the initial AQP development. He was an IRE/TRE at Airbus after retiring from NWA and held several management positions in Flight operations and training and served as the manufacturer’s representative to the LOSA collaborative. After retirement from Airbus he was the chairman of ITQI-EBT Data Subgroup with responsibility to collect and analyze operational and training data for development of Evidence Base Training. He was the lead author of the EBT Data Report. Currently John lives winters in Florida and summers in France.