In the dead of winter, John is an avid skier of some 50 years, and has taught skiing
professionally for 40+ years. He is currently a Level III internationally certified
member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. He was also a member of the
Educational Staff of the Eastern Division of PSIA for 15 years.
An offshoot of John’s interest in Japanese art and culture, John also studies the
art of the Japanese sword, called Iaido. In this martial art, practitioners hone
their mental and physical skills in drawing and wielding the Japanese katana. One
prime goal of Iaido is to be able to win a conflict without having to draw the sword
at all. John is a member of the Doshikai Iaido Dojo.
John is interested in flight simulation at a very serious level. Over the past 9
years, he has constructed a full-scale replica of a commercial air transport class
aircraft cockpit. Utilizing Microsoft Flight Simulator for the core simulation,
all of the controls and instruments are functional and act as they do in the real
A powder day at Bromley.
John’s “airplane” awaiting takeoff at KBOS at night in the fog. (IFR)
John just after having oiled the blade of his katana.