Lear, a retired airline captain
with over 19,000 hours of flight-time,
has flown in over 100 different types of planes in 60 different
counties around the world.
is the only pilot to hold every
FAA airplane certificate,
to include airplane transport rating,
airframe powerplant mechanic,
and tower operator.
studied Industrial Design in college but left without
graduating to fly airplanes. He quickly checked out in
single and multi-engine land and seaplanes, helicopters,
gliders, balloons, and fighter type aircraft.
flew secret missions for the
and other government agencies
in Central and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle
East and Africa between 1966 and 1983. He has
flown as Captain and check pilot for over 10 different
airlines. He has also flown experimental and
production test flights for the Lear Jet Corp. and other
held 17 world records, including speed around the world
in a Lear Jet Model 24, set in 1966. He was
presented with the PATCO award for outstanding airmanship
and the Symons Wave memorial. While attending
high school in Switzerland, Lear became the youngest American
to climb the Matterhorn in Zermatt in 1959.
1968, John raced a Douglas B26 Invader in the unlimited
class at the Reno air races.
age 28, he was one of the youngest Boeing 707 captains
to fly in commercial service in 1973. A former Nevada
State Senate candidate, John is the son of William P.
Lear, designer of the Lear Jet executive aircraft, the
8-track stereo, and founder of Lear Inc. (now Lear-Siegler
Corp., a large defense contractor).
has written extensively about airplanes and other subjects
and was Middle East correspondent for Combat
Illustrated between 1975 and 1977 while
stationed in Lebanon with a cargo airline.
Lear's father was outspoken in his belief of the existence
of extraterrestrial visitors (to the great concern of
the Pentagon particularly because Lear was a major defense
contractor), Lear himself only became interested in the
subject after talking with United States Air Force personnel
who had witnessed a UFO landing at Bentwaters Air Force
Base near London, England, and 3 small aliens walking
up to the wing commander.
extensive worldwide civilian/military, and intelligence
contacts have made it easier for him to research the subjects
of what he calls, "Identified
Alien Craft". "The government
has always been correct in their pronouncements that UFOs
did not represent a threat and that they did not represent
advanced technology... but nobody ever asked them about
Identified Alien Craft (IAC's) which sure as hell do!",
comments Lear. "Although deceptive, most government
statements concerning UFOs have been essentially correct."
is an amateur astronomer and photographer. He has won
several awards for his photos taken during his worldwide
travels and is also an accomplished yachtsman, having
campaigned his own 12-meter America's Cup boat "Soliloquy"
out of Marina Del Rey, California for two years.
was a Senior Vice Commander of the China Post 1, the American
Legion Post for Soldiers of Fortune. He is a 20-year member
of the special operations Association.
is the current owner and operator of the only permitted
gold mine operation Cutthroat Mining Corporation in Clarke
County, Nevada. His efforts to clean up the Treasure Hawk
Gold Butte mine won him the state
of Nevada award for excellence in mining reclamation
in 1999. John is a MSHA (Mine, Safety, and
Health Administration) and holds a blaster license from
the Nevada certified mining instructor from the Nevada
State Fire Marshall.
passion for the preservation and documentation of the
history of the Gold Butte has made him an authority on
1988, John met and became friends with Bob
Lazar, the government scientist who worked
on the back-engineering of the
propulsion system of the extraterrestrial UFOs at area
S-4. That's just outside the infamous and ultra-secret
March 1989, Lazar took John to an area close to Rachel,
Nevada, where he witnessed the flight of a flying saucer
at the exact time Lazar told him it would occur.
weeks later on another UFO spying mission, John, Lazar
and 3 others were caught by security forces - and the
next day, - the very next day - Lazar lost his job at
the government program for that breach of security. Lazar
has been branded by many as a fraud, a charge to which
John responds, "Those who say that Lazar was a
fraud simply don't know the facts of this incredible 12-month
period. I was there - they weren't."
the late 1980's, John tracked down and found the Army
Intelligence Analyst who read, probably by accident, the
U.S. government report Grudge 13, which documented the
history of the U.S. UFO coverup and details of saucer
recoveries, disposition of their occupants, and handling
of civilian witnesses.
report included clear photographs of these recovered extraterrestrial
craft and beings - found inside. It further detailed how
recoveries were made worldwide and specially designed
transports to accommodate the craft.
spent time poking around other UFO-related areas to include
Dulce, Secora, Aztec, Alamagorda, Albuquerque, Los Alamos
and Bentwaters airbase near London.
that time, John has learned many incredible and interesting
facts about the solar system and planets including the
existence of huge structures, arches, bridges and domes
on the moon, cities on Mars, huge extraterrestrial ships
mining the rings of Saturn, the incredible but secret
agenda of Apollo 17, to the huge rectangular opening in
the south massif of the Taurus-Littrow Highlands called
has been a resident of Las Vegas since 1994 and was a
republican State Senate candidate in 1980.
has 4 daughters, 2 grandchildren, and lives with his wife
in Las Vegas. - Las Vegas businesswoman, Mary Lee Lear
in Sunrise Manor.
hobbies include carpentry and gardening.