Monday, March 30, 2009

Lost a good friend Sunday.

One of my original Oshkosh buddies passed away yesterday, 3-29. Dick Walling of Muscatine, Iowa was a Corporate Pilot, Flight Instructor and tow-plane pilot. He generously invited me and my dad to sleep in his camper in 1973 and again in '74 up at Oshkosh. He traded a belly-cleaning for two rides in his Waco CSO. He was a kind and generous man. I'll miss him. Dick was 79.

1 comment:

d said...

I'm sorry to hear about Dick. He taught me to fly back in 1984. I had a 49 Piper Clipper, and there were no brakes for the instructor! Dick was very calm when I ground looped it and took out one of his runway lights. He did make me pay for the light, though... :)