Episode 24 – Johnny Timmer on Life as a Pilot

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Meet the ever gracious and warm Johnny Timmer.  Johnny first served in the U.S. Air Force and then spent the majority of his career as a pilot for American Airlines.  Listen as he discusses what it’s like to fly, what’s going on in the cockpit when turbulence strikes, and what the preparation is like for every commercial flight.

Johnny Timmer

Retired Airline Pilot and Beloved Grandfather


Get an insider glimpse into life as a pilot and aviation both in the 1970s and today.  Johnny Timmer also discusses what makes his generation unique and the impact his brother has had on his views of the Vietnam War.  Speaking of family, Johnny tells us what his family teases him for and who he thinks is the most unusual person in his family.

This episode is dedicated to Al Franken.

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