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Peter Garrison is an American journalist and amateur aircraft designer/builder. He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1943. He received a degree in English from Harvard College in 1965.

From 1968-1973, while living in Tarzana, California, he designed and built an all-metal, two-seat, single-engine low-wing monoplane. The design was influenced by the T-18 of John Thorp and the PL-2 of Ladislao Pazmany, both California airplane designer/builders. Garrison called the plane Melmoth (after the novel "Melmoth the Wanderer"), and, with his companion Nancy Salter, used the aircraft to fly to Europe, Japan and South America.

In 1981 they had a son, Nicholas, who also has graduated from Harvard University. In 1988 they had a daughter, Lily.

In 1981 he began design on a four-seat enlargement of Melmoth. In 1982 the original Melmoth was destroyed at Orange County (California) Airport while awaiting takeoff when a landing airplane lost control and ran into it. The larger aircraft first flew in 2002 (it appeared at the 2003 Experimental Aircraft Association's national meet, and was featured on the cover of August 2003 edition of Flying Magazine). It was constructed of glass- and carbon-fiber-reinforced composite instead of aluminum, and has two additional seats (the rear seats are rear-facing, which reduces the required cabin size). It features retractable gear and a 200 hp turbocharged engine. It is based at Whiteman Airport in Los Angeles.

Peter Garrison is a free-lance writer, often contributing articles to Smithsonian Air & Space magazine and Conde Nast Traveler. He also writes two monthly articles for Flying magazine (Aftermath and Technicalities); he has written for Flying since 1968. With David Pinella, he co-founded AeroLogic, a company that creates and sells computer software programs which analyze fluid dynamics.

Mr. Garrison has 4,000 hours of flight time. He holds a single/multiengine commercial pilot license with instrument, Learjet, helicopter, seaplane, glider, gyroplane and hot-air balloon ratings.

Mr. Garrison provided the foreword of the 2002 book Simplified Aircraft Design for Homebuilders by Daniel P. Raymer PhD.

Mr. Garrison is sometimes confused with Peter Garrison which is the pseudonym used by Craig Shaw Gardner, a prolific science-fiction writer born in 1949.
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Total Books: 13
The Magic Dead
2001 - The Magic Dead [Changeling Saga, 3] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780441008124
ISBN-10: 0441008127
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

The Sorcerer's Gun
2000 - The Sorcerer's Gun [Changeling Saga, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780441007752
ISBN-10: 0441007759
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

The Magic Dead  Changeling Saga 3
2000 - The Magic Dead Changeling Saga 3 [Garrison, Peter, Changeling Saga, Bk. 3.] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780441006830
ISBN-10: 0441006833
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Changeling Saga 2 The Sorcerer's Gun
1999 - The Changeling Saga 2 the Sorcerer's Gun [Changeling Saga] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780441006489
ISBN-10: 0441006485
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Changeling Saga 1 The Changeling War
1999 - The Changeling Saga 1 the Changeling War [Changeling Saga] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780441005529
ISBN-10: 0441005527
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Homebuilt Airplanes
1992 - Homebuilt Airplanes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780877011491
ISBN-10: 0877011494
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home

Cvcarrier Aviation
1990 - Cvcarrier Aviation [The Illustrated Combat Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425119785
ISBN-10: 0425119785
Genre: History

Cv Carrier Aviation
1988 - Cv Carrier Aviation [Power Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780891412991
ISBN-10: 0891412999
Genres: History, Nonfiction

1981 - Long Distance Flying [A pilot's library book] (Other)
The Changeling War
The Changeling War [Changeling Saga #1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780441007080
ISBN-10: 0441007082
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

CV Carrier Aviation
Cv Carrier Aviation (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780891410744
ISBN-10: 0891410740
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

CV carrier aviation
Cv Carrier Aviation [The Presidio airpower series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780891412069
ISBN-10: 0891412069
Genre: History