As much as he loved flying however; in 1984 he left Mountain Air, and had a chance to get into Construction management, so left for Florida to pursue that. Eventually in 1988, he again found himself back in the Mountains of the Frank Church Wilderness of Idaho, flying into the many airstrips there, and all over the Pacific Northwest; for a time even doing corporate twin-engine flying. But seasonal work, eventually forced him to go to work for Micron Technology in Boise, where he had more stability as a single parent, and for 8 years he learned things about the high tech world. He has always enjoyed change, and learning new things, as you may have guessed by now?
In 2006, John was lucky enough (His words!) to return to Sitka in his current job flying either the Beaver or the Cessna 185 on floats for Harris Aircraft Services, and is currently our Safety officer. It was the perfect chance for John to return to his starting place in Aviation, and play cat and mouse in the challenging weather of this area; something he really enjoys more than anything else he has done! (Believe it or not?)
When he isn’t flying, John enjoys photography, reading, movies, camping out with friends in the lakes of this area, and even giving flying lessons on occasion. What’s in his IPod? Sting, Loreena McKennitt, U2, the Boss, maybe even a book or a movie? He recently went to Thailand and Cambodia with his son, (Born in Sitka) and whom he hadn’t seen for almost 4 years because Chris lives in Japan. They both really enjoyed Angkor Wat he says.