Final Flight: John Spoor Broome

 - December 28, 2009, 11:17 AM

Nicknamed the “Flying Rancher” for his frequent use of a Mitsubishi MU-2, John Spoor Broome was a former NBAA board member, pilot and philanthropist. Broome soloed at age 17 and served in World War II as a pilot instructor for the Army Air Force’s Air Transport Command. He commemorated his 50 years of flying with a solo roundtrip across the Atlantic. Broom died at his home in Ventura County, Calif., on April 10 at age 91.