John R. Gearhart


Preferred Name: John

Nickname/Call Sign: Skyraider

Date Of Birth: 03-03-1931

Highest Military Grade Held: Lt. Col., O5

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA

Biography

Ask me about my attempt at a triple immelmann in an F-100.

Units Assigned

  • 1951-1953: (Enlisted) Green Hornet Sqdn; Asst. Crew Chief F-80, Nellis AFB, NV, US Military Academy Preparatory School, Stewart AFB, NY, Aviation Cadets, Stallings AB NC, Bryan AFB TX, T-6, T-28, T-33, Commissioned Class 53-G: Fighter Gunnery School, Nellis AFB, NV, F-86
  • 1954 – 1956, 334th FIS, 4th FIW, Kimpo, Korea & Chitose AB, Japan, F-86F
  • 1956 – 1960, ??CCMG, Williams AFB, AZ, F-86, F-100, T-33, L-20, C-45
  • 1960 – 1962, BS Degree University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, T-33,
  • 1963 – 1965, F-4/F-5 Test Force, Edwards AFB, CA, F-5, T-33, T-34, C210, Tri-Pacer, Navion
  • 1965 – 1972, Special Operations Center, Hurlbert AFB, FL Bien Hoa AB, RVN, Pleiku, Udorn, Ubon; A-1E, 0-2, OV-10, U-22, AU-23, AU-24, YAT-28, YF-51, and other experimental aircraft and weapons as Director of S/O Flight Test, Eglin AFB, FL.
  • 1973, 19 TASS Operations, Osan AB, Korea, 0-2
  • 1974 – 1975, SAMSO (Director Space Defense); Metal Desk, El Segundo, CA
  • 1976, Satellite Test Center (Chief of Maintenance), Metal Desk, Onasuka AFS, CA
  • 1976, Retired as an Aerospace Research Flight Test Officer

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Numerous courses of which most I cannot remember.

Civilian Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Aeronautical Engineering) University of Colorado
Biography

Biography

Ask me about my attempt at a triple immelmann in an F-100.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1951-1953: (Enlisted) Green Hornet Sqdn; Asst. Crew Chief F-80, Nellis AFB, NV, US Military Academy Preparatory School, Stewart AFB, NY, Aviation Cadets, Stallings AB NC, Bryan AFB TX, T-6, T-28, T-33, Commissioned Class 53-G: Fighter Gunnery School, Nellis AFB, NV, F-86
  • 1954 – 1956, 334th FIS, 4th FIW, Kimpo, Korea & Chitose AB, Japan, F-86F
  • 1956 – 1960, ??CCMG, Williams AFB, AZ, F-86, F-100, T-33, L-20, C-45
  • 1960 – 1962, BS Degree University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, T-33,
  • 1963 – 1965, F-4/F-5 Test Force, Edwards AFB, CA, F-5, T-33, T-34, C210, Tri-Pacer, Navion
  • 1965 – 1972, Special Operations Center, Hurlbert AFB, FL Bien Hoa AB, RVN, Pleiku, Udorn, Ubon; A-1E, 0-2, OV-10, U-22, AU-23, AU-24, YAT-28, YF-51, and other experimental aircraft and weapons as Director of S/O Flight Test, Eglin AFB, FL.
  • 1973, 19 TASS Operations, Osan AB, Korea, 0-2
  • 1974 – 1975, SAMSO (Director Space Defense); Metal Desk, El Segundo, CA
  • 1976, Satellite Test Center (Chief of Maintenance), Metal Desk, Onasuka AFS, CA
  • 1976, Retired as an Aerospace Research Flight Test Officer

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Numerous courses of which most I cannot remember.

Civilian Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Aeronautical Engineering) University of Colorado