Don was a photo recon pilot in the US AF for about 6 years. He entered in 51 and got out in 56. As a recon pilot Don took pictures from special aircraft with cameras built into the nose. Don has 17k hours of flight time so he has more experience than most pilots. Don as always wanted to have the wind in his face while flying and that came true for him. Some of the feelings he expected were excitement but he really had no idea. When he found out he was selected he was so glad because he never felt he would get to do something like this. Don makes his home at Hillside in McMinnville Oregon.