James McCardell Davis, Jr





Name:  James Davis (aerojim7660 at comcast d0t net)

Spouse’s Name: Carol (nee Carol Irene Anderson, Duluth, MN)

Children: Daughters Kristina and Katy.  Kristina is reporter for San Diego Union-Tribune, Katy is teacher in Tucson.

Occupation: Consultant Engineer/Pilot for FAA

College: Clemson, BSEE ’68, MSEE ’71

Military Service: USAF 1970-74, AF Communications Service, stationed at Griffiss AFB (Rome), NY

Own Business: Davis Aero Engineering, Inc., Tucson, AZ.  Provides consultant engineering and flight test services for modified aircraft. 

Hobbies/Interests: Golf, Hiking.

Proudest Moments of My Life: Marriage to Carol, daughters  graduations from college.

Where I’ve been the last 45 years:

Clemson University, 1964-1970.

USAF, 1970-1974 (Rome, NY).

Rockwell Collins, 1974-1980 (Cedar Rapids, IA; Melbourne, FL)

Learjet production flight test, 1980-1986 (Tucson, AZ).

Garrett AiResearch, 1986-1988 (Tucson, AZ)

Universal Avionics Systems Corp., 1988-1999 (Tucson, AZ).

Self employed, FAA consultant, 1999-present (Tucson, AZ).







Jim and Carol


Kristina, Jim, Carol, Katy at home in Tucson


Enjoying Nassau


Ed Skowron and I testing a Japan-bound Learjet 55