John J. Nance

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John J. Nance
Born (1946-07-05) July 5, 1946 (age 70)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Pilot, aviation analyst, author
Genre Aviation-based novels, non-fiction
Notable works Pandoras Clock

John J. Nance (born July 5, 1946) is an American pilot, aviation analyst, and author.[1] He was born in Dallas, Texas.[2]


Nance obtained Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Southern Methodist University and SMU Dedman School of Law.[3]

Nance served in the United States Air Force as a pilot during the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. He is a lieutenant colonel with the Air Force Reserve.[3]

In January 1995 he joined ABC News as a consultant. He reported on Good Morning America. Before ABC, Nance had worked for three years at WFAA radio in Dallas, Texas. He had also appeared on over 1,300 radio and television shows, including The MacNeil–Lehrer Report, Oprah and Larry King Live.[3]

Two of Nance's books, Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child, were adapted and broadcast as four-hour television miniseries for NBC and ABC.[4]

Also, as a former Braniff Airlines pilot, Nance authored "A SPLASH OF COLORS: The Self-Destruction of Braniff International". copyright 1984


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
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  3. ^ a b c "John J. Nance Bio at ABC". ABC News. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  4. ^ "John J. Nance Bio". Random House. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 

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