James J. Hourin


Preferred Name: Jim
Nickname/Call Sign: Jim
Date Of Birth: December 30, 1939
Highest Military Grade Held: Brigadier General, O7
Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Biography

I was born Syracuse, NY, graduated from the Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY and entered USAFA in July of 1957. I logged 1965 hours in the Hun.
After my AF service, I flew for Delta Air Lines from 1969-1997 and was based at several airports (IAH, MSY, ORD, DFW ATL, NYC) flying the CV-880, DC-9, DC-8, B727, and B75/767.
I retired while based at NYC L-1011 then moved from Houston to New Orleans 1971. In 1977 I moved to Diamondhead, MS, 50 miles east of NO on the MS Gulf Coast and have lived there since.

Units Assigned

  • 1961-1962 Pilot Training, Moody AFB
  • 1962-1963 BIS, Randolph AFB
  • 1963-1966 IP, Craig (T-33, T-37)
  • 1966-1967 IP PIT,  Randolph AFB/Perrin AFB (T-37)
  • 1967 RTU, Davis Monthan AFB (F-4)
  • 1967 RTU, Hurlburt AB (O-1E)
  • 1967-1968 FAC Dau Tieng, Vietnam (O-1E)
  • 1969-1971 Pilot, Texas ANG (F-84F, F100D)
  • 1971-1988 Pilot Louisiana ANG (F-100D, F-4C, F-15)
  • Retired 1988

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Service Medal
 Legion of Merit
 Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
 Air Medal (17)
 Air Force Commendation Medal (2)

Flight Info

T-33
T-37
F-4
O-1E
F-84F
F100D
F-4C
F-15
Civilian
CV-880
DC-9
DC-8
B727
B757/767

Military Education

  • 1961 USAF Academy
  • 1965 SOS
  • 1968 ACSC
  • 1973 ICAF

Civilian Education

Biography

Biography

I was born Syracuse, NY, graduated from the Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY and entered USAFA in July of 1957. I logged 1965 hours in the Hun.
After my AF service, I flew for Delta Air Lines from 1969-1997 and was based at several airports (IAH, MSY, ORD, DFW ATL, NYC) flying the CV-880, DC-9, DC-8, B727, and B75/767.
I retired while based at NYC L-1011 then moved from Houston to New Orleans 1971. In 1977 I moved to Diamondhead, MS, 50 miles east of NO on the MS Gulf Coast and have lived there since.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1961-1962 Pilot Training, Moody AFB
  • 1962-1963 BIS, Randolph AFB
  • 1963-1966 IP, Craig (T-33, T-37)
  • 1966-1967 IP PIT,  Randolph AFB/Perrin AFB (T-37)
  • 1967 RTU, Davis Monthan AFB (F-4)
  • 1967 RTU, Hurlburt AB (O-1E)
  • 1967-1968 FAC Dau Tieng, Vietnam (O-1E)
  • 1969-1971 Pilot, Texas ANG (F-84F, F100D)
  • 1971-1988 Pilot Louisiana ANG (F-100D, F-4C, F-15)
  • Retired 1988

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Service Medal
 Legion of Merit
 Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
 Air Medal (17)
 Air Force Commendation Medal (2)

Flight Info

T-33
T-37
F-4
O-1E
F-84F
F100D
F-4C
F-15
Civilian
CV-880
DC-9
DC-8
B727
B757/767

Military Education

  • 1961 USAF Academy
  • 1965 SOS
  • 1968 ACSC
  • 1973 ICAF

Civilian Education

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