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John Lear
John 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.

John is the only pilot to hold every FAA airplane certificate, to include airplane transport rating, flight instructor, ground instructor, flight navigator, engineer, aircraft dispatcher, airframe powerplant mechanic, parachute rigger, and tower operator.

Lear 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.

He flew secret missions for the CIA 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 companies.

John 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 in 1968, and the Symons Wave memorial. While attending high school in Switzerland, Lear became the youngest American to climb the Matterhorn in Zermatt in 1959.

In 1968, John raced a Douglas B26 Invader in the unlimited class at the Reno air races.

At 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).

Lear 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.

Although 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.

Lear's 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."

Lear 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.

He 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.

John 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.

John's passion for the preservation and documentation of the history of the Gold Butte has made him an authority on the area.

In 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 Area 51.

In 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.

Two 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."

During 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.

The 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.

John spent time poking around other UFO-related areas to include Dulce, Secora, Aztec, Alamagorda, Albuquerque, Los Alamos and Bentwaters airbase near London.

Since 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 Nansen.

John has been a resident of Las Vegas since 1994 and was a republican State Senate candidate in 1980.

John has 4 daughters, 2 grandchildren, and lives with his wife in Las Vegas. - Las Vegas businesswoman, Mary Lee Lear in Sunrise Manor.

His hobbies include carpentry and gardening.



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