Thanks Harold for relaying this information to the folks here. I feel extremely honored that we had the chance to meet Chris' brother and Dad yesterday, and that we had the opportunity to express how well respected and loved Chris was in the gyro community. I sincerely hope that Chris' family can take away some glimmer of comfort knowing this.While over there today, Mark Linn and myself met and spoke with Chris's brother in the morning and later in the early afternoon, Chris's dad came by on his "Closure Tour" in the Wrens area. Both were happy to hear that Chris was well thought of by the gyro community and accepted our condolences to them on behalf of the community. His dad said "At least he died while doing something he loved."
Does anyone know of a worthwhile aviation fund, charity, or scholarship?This is coming from Chris's sister Debra: It was comforting reading the comments... Also, do you all have some kind of aviation fund or something to make contributions to on Chris's behalf. I think he would appreciate that more than flowers.
The AOPA Foundation Air Safety Institute (formerly, the Air Safety Foundation) is a good one as well. They sponsor free safety courses online and all over the country.Does anyone know of a worthwhile aviation fund, charity, or scholarship?
If not, I have heard good things about this one. And, it is based in Georgia, which I think Chris would like:
I could contact this organization to see if they could take donations specifically in memory of Chris. PM me if you would be interested, or post if you can think of something else.