Friday, August 03, 2007

Jim Leroy died doing what he loved!

I have received a few emails and comments related to a blog entry from a couple of years ago about the death of Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin. For those of you who don't remember Mr. Franklin and Mr. Younkin died during a collision while performing a dogfight routine at the Moose Jaw Airshow in 2005.

The other pilot involved in that performance and sole survivor of that fateful performance was an equally amazing pilot name Jim Leroy. Mr. Leroy died himself at an airshow in Dayton Ohio this Saturday past.

There is not much to be said about the loss of another amazing pilot that has not already been said. He was one of a kind and will be sadly missed.

I did however want to point to the amazing job the Dayton Daily News has done of coverage of this event. There is everything there from introspectives, to pictures, to video of the crash itself. A very fitting tribute.

The content is all linked from one page here.

Jim Leroy 1961-2007, may he rest in peace.

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