Captain Larry Jamison, a retired American Airlines Check Pilot and retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel, has 36 years of flying experience. He’s accumulated 22,000 hours of flying time in various transport category aircraft, notably the Boeing 777, DC-9, and C-141. Larry was Chief of Standards for the MD- 80 fleet at American Airlines. He was the Instructor Check Airman of the Quarter, chosen best of 600. He authored training programs and simulator check ride scenarios. He was one of three pilots to head the selection process for new hire pilots at American Airlines from 1999 to 2001 – he also served on the hiring board. Larry retired from the USAF Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel having flown worldwide missions for 22 years. While on active duty, he was selected to be a C-141 Lead Nuclear Airlift Instructor Pilot. He also served as a C-130 Wing Safety Officer and Instructor Pilot.
In 1980 he was hijacked on an American Airlines flight from California to Havana Cuba at gunpoint – a true story, this is one of the most interesting in his 36 years of flying.