From Phantom's official BIO:
Lowell “Pfantom” LeMay is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Aero Engineering and an MBA from St. Edwards of Austin. He started flying with the Air Force in 1952 and during his career he flew the F-86, RB-26, RB-57, RB-66 and the RF4C. After surviving 103 combat missions in Vietnam and various assignments throughout the free world Lowell retired as a Colonel from the Air Force in 1976.
Following that he helped establish Emerald Airlines of Austin, flying the Gulfstream G-1 and the Fairchild F-227. After leaving Emerald, Lowell flew many corporate airplanes to include the Lear Jet, Saberliner, Citation, Falcon 20, all King-airs, Merlin, and the famous ‘MU-2’ from around the Midland and Austin, Tx. area until his second retirement from Aviation.
Then a local flight school friend suggested that he help out a little, so that followed for another 10 years until one of his students asked him to help build an RV-7. Finally after a day watching the Georgetown Air Show, REAL retirement and the beginning of formation flying with Falcon Flight, starting with an RV-4, the RV-7 and now an RV-8. And the rest is history...
He was my commercial ticket instructor - can't disagree with anything posted in this thread. He's missed.
Ron Walker - 40XS
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