Colonel Butters is a decorated Air Force fighter pilot. He participated in four combat deployments to the Middle East, was a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force (USAF) Fighter Weapons School, and a USAF Fighter Weapons School Instructor. With over 4,300 hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, Colonel Butters commanded at multiple levels, and retired as the Air Commander of the Tulsa Air National Guard.
Growing up, Boston knew at an early age he wanted to fly airplanes. As one of seven siblings, in a modest upbringing, it was obvious to achieve his goals, he would need a college education and financial help. If not for scholarship awards during his freshman year, followed by a full USAF ROTC scholarship, his goal may have never been realized.
After 27 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard, and with more than 20 years as a Flight Officer with a major airline currently flying the Boeing 777, Colonel Butters wants to help others achieve their goal of a flying career. Looking forward to his retirement in the Grand Lake Area, Boston wants to help those young adults who have made Grand Lake living truly GRAND.
Boston can be seen around Grand Lake and Northest Oklahoma flying a USAF T-34A Mentor, promoting patriotism and honoring the sacrifices of service men and women.
Although Boston was never a Combat Ace in the USAF, helping young adults achieve there life goal and honoring those who served this great nation makes him feel like a top Ace. You can become a Grand Ace today by donotating to our cause.
Operation Northern Watch 1999