According to the bio on his website: "Chris Broyhill has loved writing and aviation for as long as he can remember. He took a creative writing class in high school but it was his passion for flying that lead him to the United States Air Force.
Chris graduated from United States Air Force Academy with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and focused on a career in the cockpit. He served in the USAF for over twenty years, was promoted early to the rank of Major and reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring.
While in the USAF, Chris amassed over 4,000 hours of flight time in the T-37, T-38A, the AT-38B, OV-10A, A-10A and the F-16C/D, Blocks 25, 30 and 42. He attended the Air Force Fighter Weapons School in the A-10 and graduated at the top of his class. Upon transitioning to the F-16, he upgraded to from mission-ready wingman to mission commander in less than 18 months, well ahead of his peers."