About the author

Ray Jay Perreault

<p>Ray is a prolific author that enjoys storytelling. He feels that the Science Fiction genre is fertile ground to understand ourselves and where we&#8217;re going.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Ray was a Command Pilot in the US Air Force with over 4,500 flight hours. He traveled to 27 countries around the world in the C-130.&#160;His assignments ranged from landing in a farm field in Paraguay to entering West Berlin and experiencing Russian controllers giving him false headings.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Ray&#8217;s other assignment was as a T-38 instructor pilot. &#8220;The T-38 is the best plane in the word; two pilots, two engines, and two afterburners.&#8221; Two of his remarkable experiences included training the first class of female pilots and receiving an Air Commendation medal for saving a T-38 that blew an engine during a touch and go, saving himself and the student pilot on board.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>After his Air Force career, Ray enjoyed a long and exciting career with Northrop Grumman. During the 28 years at Northrop, some of the highlights included work as the Lead Wind Tunnel test engineer on the F-20, F-23, F-18, and B-2. His career progressed to be the Deputy Manager of Engineering for the Tri-Service Stand-Off Attack Missile (TSSM). Later he was responsible for all of the computers at Ryan Aeronautical, then all of the computers on the B-2 Bomber program.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Ray hopes you enjoy his work, and he looks forward to sharing many new and exciting stories.</p>