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AUTHOR - PILOT - MARINE
Thomas Humann has been a commercial pilot for over two decades. He flew attack helicopters and deployed to the Persian Gulf twice before being selected to fly Marine One for the White House. After leaving the Marines, Humann joined the wildland fire service in California. As an aviation safety officer, he investigated over 1,000 incidents and two fatal accidents, working hand-in-hand with the National Transportation Safety Board. He is the lead aviation safety instructor for California's fire department and serves fulltime as a fire-rescue helicopter pilot.