Jud was born and raised in central Pa where he apprenticed with his A&P/IA rated father. Attended Penn State University where he received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering, followed up with his MAS from Embry-Riddle. Member of the US Naval Test Pilot School Class 132, working for the Navy as a flight test engineer for 10 years. An experienced Air Safety Investigator and extensive training and experience working with Lycoming Engines. Flies a Cessna 170A and restoring Luscombe 8B.