The Aviation Zone was created by Mike Neely and launched on 15 October 1997. It has come along way since its humble beginnings, and many thanks go out to those people and organizations world-wide that helped make it all possible!
Mike served honorably as a Lockheed C-5 Galaxy loadmaster in the United States Air Force for 8 years. Assigned to the 9th (Military) Airlift Squadron, Dover AFB, Delaware, USA, he was offered many wonderful experiences...like visiting over 50 countries on five continents and participating in two military "conflicts" (Operations Desert Storm and Restore Hope) and several humanitarian relief missions. After separating from the air force, he received a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mike currently works in information technology and lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (Texas, USA).