Mike Thrower

I’ve been involved with flying all of my adult life, starting with flight indoctrination at the Air Force Academy.

Following graduation, I completed pilot training at Webb Air Base, TX and began a career as a military pilot. My initial assignment was to T-33s in the Air Defense Command, followed by a tour of duty in Viet Nam as a forward air controller in the O2A, and tours of duty in T-38s and C141s. In addition to flying these aircraft as pilot-in-command, I was certified as both an instructor and flight examiner.

Retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1989, I began a second career with American Airlines and retired after 17 years. While employed with American I flew as a flight engineer on 727s and a first officer on MD-80s, 757s, and 767s. I spent my last six years as a captain on the MD-80, based in New York City.

My love of flying compelled me to start a third career—this time in general aviation and flight instruction—and Harmony Air clearly was the only choice.