John J. Nance

Aviation analyst John Nance joined ABCNEWS as a consultant in January 1995.

Nance is a decorated Air Force pilot and a veteran of Vietnam and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Active Reserve, and remains involved in flight safety education for the Air Force. He is an internationally recognized analyst on matters of aviation and seismic safety.

Before joining ABC as a broadcast journalist, Nance had delivered more than 3,000 newscasts on radio and television, including three years with ABC affiliate WFAA in Dallas.

In addition to his reports for Good Morning America, he has appeared on more than 1,300 radio and television shows including The MacNeil-Lehrer report , CBS Evening News, Nova, Oprah, Larry King Live and many others. He is a New York Times best-selling author with 12 books and written editorials for newspapers nationwide, including The Los Angeles Times and USA Today.

Nance has extensive flight experience, having piloted many jet aircraft including Boeing 727s, 737s, 747s and Air Force C-141s. He has logged more than 13,000 hours of flight time in his commercial airline and Air Force careers.

He holds a bachelor of arts from SMU, and a juris doctor from SMU Law School. Nance is a licensed attorney and lives in University Place, Wash.

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