A farmer’s dreams of flying
Hinton grew up in a town of about 2,000 called Jasper, Florida, near the state line with Georgia. It’s known for phosphate mining. He wasn’t born there, however. Presaging his own life and career, he was actually born on the Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma because his father was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force.
“I think that’s where I had my interest in aviation because the first 10 years of my life