About Tom Burkhalter


I was born in Georgia way too long ago. My parents could never decide if the first word I ever said was “airplane” or “star” which only shows I’ve been an aerospace nut from the beginning.

Along the path of life I’ve acquired degrees in mathematics and law. I’ve worked as a restaurant manager, an insurance rater, a stable hand, a flight school dispatcher, a proofreader and copy editor, pizza delivery driver, a paralegal and an engineering technician.

At present I live in Hickory, NC, with a wonderful woman who loves me despite my (many!) flaws. In all my spare time I volunteer at the Hickory Aviation Museum and pursue my omnivorous tastes in reading.