A short biography
Kevin Garrison's professional writing career spans twenty five years producing over
850 published articles, newspaper and Web site columns, and numerous books.
Kevin's articles have appeared in AOPA Pilot, Smithsonian, Air & Space Smithsonian,
Plane & Pilot, Upside, Salon.com, Flyer newspapers, Creativity, Writer's Digest,
Biztraveler, Mercator's World, AOPA Pilot, Airline Pilot, US Aviator, IFR Magazine,
Private Pilot, Ace magazine, Southern Aviator Equus, Horseplay, The Lexington
Herald Leader, and numerous others.
His books include: The CEO of the Cockpit, an airline satire; Flying Through
Congested Airspace, in its second printing; Clear Left, I'll Have the Chicken, a flying
memoir, Monday Sucks, a humor book; and, So, You're Dead... A Novice's Guide to
Non-Being completes Kevin's look at the human condition. Kevin's latest book, The
Complete Illustrated History of the United States Air Force (Barnes & Noble Books) will
be out in the summer.
He is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and holds an
American Studies degree from Florida State University
Kevin is a 767 Delta Airlines captain with over 20,000 flight hours.. While at Delta,
Kevin spent two years producing products for Delta Airlines Flight Operations Division.
His flying background has included flying everything from banner towers to candidates
for Governor. General aviation has seen Kevin as a line boy, shop assistant, office
manager, and aircraft salesperson. He's hauled dead bodies, flown forest fire
missions, carried sky-divers, surveyed turtles, and flown air show routines.
Kevin's monthly column on AVweb.com, The CEO of the Cockpit, is delivered to
130,000+ subscribers. He was a frequent lecturer for the AOPA Air Safety Foundation.
He is on the board of directors if ASJA and is a board member of the Kentucky Institute
of Aerospace Education where he teaches high school students how to fly.
Kevin lives with his wife Maggie on a small horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky where
they have raised two kids, four dogs, ten horses, seven cats, geese, an assortment of
rabbits, lizards and fish. Kevin firmly believes that professional wrestling is real and
the rest of the world is bogus.