Neil Hansen is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He spent more than a decade in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war era as a captain for Air America, accumulating more than 29,000 hours flight time, 9,000 hours in a combat zone. He flew the last plane out of Cambodia literally hours before the murderous Khmer Rouge closed the airport. His writing has appeared in various publications and he has been on the interview and speaker circuit for years. He makes his home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, home of the world-renowned annual Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Fly-In.
Luann Plamann Grosscup worked in the aviation industry for a decade as a flight attendant and a ground agent. Her second career took her into the publishing arena where her interest in historical aviation saw her articles published in the Chicago Tribune and various military publications. A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, she has lived most of her life in the in the Chicago area.