About the Author
Michael Salazar is an Air Force loadmaster instructor with more than nineteen years of service. He is considered one of the Air Force’s most experienced persons in search and rescue. Currently assigned to the 920th Rescue Operation Group at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, his primary mission is to provide combat rescue for fighter pilots. His group also acts as a rescue support for all NASA space shuttle launches, and he is regularly called on for civilian search and rescue.