Frederick A. Johnsen has been a fire bomber enthusiast since childhood when he encountered a World War II-era TBM Avenger at his local airport in 1961. Fred served as consulting curator to the Museum of Flight in Seattle during its design phase, and founding curator of the McChord Air Museum at McChord Air Force Base, Washington. Since 1981 Fred has served as an Air Force historian and curator, NASA public affairs officer, and is currently the director of the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He has authored more than 20 aviation books and monographs, and his articles and photos also have appeared in numerous periodicals. Fred's aviation video productions have been screened at major aerospace events and were even selected for showing to the President aboard Air Force One.