Jerry Ballard

Profile Updated: April 7, 2011
Residing In: Evergreen, CO USA
Spouse/Partner: Joan Porter
Occupation: Program Manager - HP computer
Children: Terri - born 1963
Military Service: US Air Force  
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Upon graduation from high school, I served in the US Army as a helicopter mechanic for 4 years. I then earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering at U. of Tulsa and entered the USAF in 1970 as a pilot where I flew T-37s, B-52s, and T-39s. While in the Air Force I acquired two Master of Science degrees. I served two tours of duty in Germany and have lived in Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Washington DC, California & Illinois. I retired from the USAF in 1986 and have worked in the computer industry as a Program Manager. I was married to Carol Gainor for 26 years. We divorced in 1996 and I have 1 step-daughter and 3 grandchildren. I strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and by visiting the gym at least twice a week for spinning and resistance exercises in a program designed by a physical trainer. I have completed building an RV-7A airplane, a dream I’ve had since my teens. It’s our own personal flying hot rod that can take me and my girlfriend of 9 years, Joan Porter, anywhere in the continental US in one day. I reside in Evergreen, Colorado on the west side of Bear Mountain (my altitude is 7600 feet) with a gorgeous view of Mt. Evans and the continental divide. I could stop working and really retire but have no desire to do so.

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Happy Birthday my friend.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Joan & Jerry_Cape Code vacation_June 2009
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Mabelvale 45th Reunion - 2006
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RV-7A as of 6/25/2011
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RV-7A homebuilt completed June 2009