CT4ME Posted April 4, 2013 Report Share Posted April 4, 2013 I missed this news when it happened, and again when Russ Roberts brought it to Roger's attention in March... CT Fliers who attended last years Page Fly-in are still talking about the morning flights to Escalante Utah. Sadly, the person who helped us put together the whole Escalante excursion, Paul Bowmar, died mid-January in an flying accident. You'll remember Paul as the enthusiastic guy with the Parrot, who met us at the airport. It didn't take more than a minute of conversation with Paul to know he loved flying and his little town. Paul and a friend apparently flew into power lines just 8 miles East of town, in that area where the rocks were noticeably white. We all likely flew over the spot during our flights up the Escalante river. Four years ago, another plane crashed into the same power lines at the same spot. Just a reminder that we participate in a hobby that can be unforgiving... be safe out there. We'll likely try to do the Escalante trip again during the 7th Annual Page Fly-in.... but it won't be the same. RIP Paul. Tim http://www.spiritof13.com/2013/01/20/paul-bowmar-escalante-ut/ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55666294-78/bowmar-allen-crash-escalante.html.csp Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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