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air transportation executive

Ira Barnes Hartzog, American air transportation executive. Certified airline transport pilot Federal Aviation Administration, flight instructor. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, United States Army Air Forces, Air medals, Theater ribbons, others. Active Quiet Bird Men, 1957-2002. Member of National Business Aircraft Association (board directors 1962-1963).

Background

Hartzog, Ira Barnes was born on July 15, 1918 in Hobart, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Ira Barnes, Senior and May Bentley (Arnold) Hartzog.

Career

Fairlight instructor Coleman (Texas) Flying School, 1941-1942. Pilot Air Transport Command, worldwide, 1943-1946. Training captain Pan American Airways, Latin American, 1946-1948.

Pilot Irvin Air Chute, Inc., Buffalo, 1949-1952. Chief division manager Butler Corporation, Dallas, 1952-1955. Founder Fairlight Proficiency Service, Inc., Fort Worth, 1954-1955.

Division manager Butler Company, Chicago, 1955-1960. Founder, Chief Executive Officer Hartzog Aviation, Inc., Rockford, Illinois, 1960-1984, Airmanship, Inc., Illinois, California and Arizona, 1978-1999. Advisory board Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, 1960-1964, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1980-1984.

Lieutenant colonel United States National Guard, retired.

Achievements

  • Certified airline transport pilot Federal Aviation Administration, flight instructor.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Producer: (video tapes) Aviation Safety Training Video Tapes (24 titles), 1980-1997. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Active Quiet Bird Men, 1957-2002. Member of National Business Aircraft Association (board directors 1962-1963).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, video production, writing.

Connections

Married Ruth Jane Thompson. Children: Ira B. III, Clarice Mears, Betty Roth, Nancy Anderson.

father:
Ira Barnes Hartzog

mother:
May Bentley (Arnold) Hartzog

spouse:
Ruth Jane Thompson

child:
Ira B. III Hartzog

child:
Clarice Mears Hartzog

child:
Betty Roth Hartzog

child:
Nancy Anderson Hartzog