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Jim Price was raised in Tooele, UT 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 was a Captain on the Douglas DC-9, Airbus A-320 and Boeing 757.

He and his wife Gerry own a Mooney M20K 252.