Jim is an accomplished commercial pilot and aviation manager. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer, a retired professional pilot, aviation operational manager, and an aviation insurance broker with The James A Gardner Company, Inc. in Marietta, GA.
He has logged over 14,000 hours in a variety of military, commercial, and general aviation aircraft. His pilot certificate includes Single and Multi-engine Airline Transport ratings as well as a Flight Engineer certificate. He serves in key positions on several national and regional aviation organizations including: Aviation Insurance Association (AIA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA, Helicopter Association International (HAI), Retired Eastern Airlines Pilots Association (REPA), Eastern Air Lines Pilots Memorial Foundation.
He is an active pilot and owns a private aircraft for business transportation.