Jim Price was raised in Tooele, Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1970. He served in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves for twenty-seven years, (11 1/2 years of active duty) from 1970 to 1997, retiring with the rank of Colonel. He has flown the following USAF aircraft:
He is a veteran of the Vietnam War (C-7A Caribou) and the first Gulf War's Desert Shield and Desert Storm (C-130E).
He was an airline pilot for Saudia, Hughes Air West, Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines (now Delta). After twenty-seven years and 22,000 hours, he retired in late 2005.
During his airline career, he has served as a Check Flight Engineer (Instructor) on the Boeing 707 / 720 and the B-727.
He and his wife Gerry own a Mooney M20K 252.