John J. Nance John J. Nance was born in Texas and grew up in Dallas. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from SMU and a Juris Doctor from SMU School of Law, and is a licensed aerospace attorney. Nance is a decorated Air Force pilot veteran of Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield, and he is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF Reserve. Nance has piloted various jet aircraft, including Boeing 727's, 737's, 747's, and Air Force C-141's and has logged over 13,000 hours of flight time in his commercial airline and Air Force careers. Nance is also an internationally recognized air safety analyst and advocate, and is the Aviation Analyst for ABC televison and the Aviation Editor for Good Morning America. Nance has also appearanced on Larry King Live, the PBS Hour with Jim Lehrer, Oprah, NPR, Nova, The Today Show, and many others. His editorials have been published in newspapers nationwide, including the L. A. Times and USA Today. Nance has written thirteen major books; four non-fiction, including Splash of Colors, Blind Trust, On Shaky Ground, and What Goes Up, and eight fiction bestsellers; Final Approach, Scorpion Strike, Phoenix Rising, Pandora's Clock, Medusa's Child, The Last Hosatage, Blackout, Headwind and Turbulence. Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child both aired as major, successful two-part mini-series on television. Nance is a well-known international advocate of crew resource management and expanded human performance training and is a professional speaker/consultant, presenting programs on Teamwork, Risk Management, Motivation, Coping with Competition, and other topics. He speaks to a wide variety of audiences, including medical and pharmaceutical professionals, CEO's of major business-oriented corporations, and environmental, aviation, engineering, and travel-oriented groups. Nance is a founding board member and is on the executive committee of the National Patient Safety Foundation.