Rick Mitchell is an automotive and aviation writer who has also undertaken extensive volunteer writing for the military, including researching and writing the History of the Maryland Air National Guard, a book that was published in 1989. He later wrote A History of the District of Columbia Air National Guard that was published in 1997. He also wrote Airacobra Advantage: The Flying Cannon, the history of the Bell P-39 Airacobra from World War II. Rick currently edits monthly feature e-newsletters for his F-5 TIGER ASSOCIATION, devoted to the Northrop F-5 Tiger jet fighters.
Rick's fulltime career before retiring was as an insurance accident investigator for 33 years. He investigated facts and interviewed hundreds of people during his career. He has also written many other newsletters for more than 35 years. Several years ago he changed to e-newsletters as there was no cost with this form of publication.