In the hierarchy of things, I think popcorn is like No. 3 . . . . No. 1 is: Are the bathrooms open? No. 2 is: Can you put fuel in my airplane?
• Age: 72
• Home: Near Dumfries
• Work: Retired program manager, Federal Aviation Administration, 1990-2011; special assistant, National Transportation Safety Board, 1986-90; air traffic controller/training instructor/accident incident analyst, FAA, 1969-86.
• Education: Bachelor’s degree, general studies, Shepherd (W.Va.) University, 1978; associate’s degree, aerospace, Miami Dade (Fla.) Junior College, 1968; Francis C. Hammond (Va.) High School, 1964.
• Family: Wife, Phillis; 2 children, and 4 grandchildren.
• Hobbies: Writing, photography, family genealogy.