#7 Jim Record
Jim Record hails from Long Island, NY, the Cradle of Aviation. His father
served in WWII on a bomber crew, which nurtured Jim’s early interest in
aviation. Jim first flew with the Civil Air Patrol, later earning both his pilot’s
license and a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics from Dowling College in
Oakdale, NY. Recruited into the Navy at Floyd Bennett Field, LCDR, Record
served as an IP in Formation, Gunnery, Carrier Landings and frequent long
cross-country flights. He flew T-2’s, F-9’s, T-28’s, T-34’s, S-2’s, and A-4’s
during his tour of duty.
After leaving the Navy, Jim flew corporate jets before becoming a commercial
airline pilot. He flew the Douglas DC-9, Boeing 757, 747-400 and Airbus A-330
worldwide for 30 years before retiring from a major airline. Jim later returned
to his Alma Mater to earn his MBA. After completion of his degree, Jim served as an instructor for Dowling in the College of Aviation.
Jim joined the Skytypers in 1992 and is one of the original members of the team. Jim has flown a majority of the positions on the team including Lead Solo, Wing Solo, and Backup Lead. He currently serves as an Advance Pilot and Ground Operations Officer for the team.