I flew a Learjet with Jim for 5 years, he was a true professional. We all will miss his knowledge and leadership. We had breakfast together every Tuesday and he helped all of us with our RVs. He built a beautiful RV8.
There was a formation clinic for Bonanzas that has been held in Fredericksburg for years. Jim really loved doing this and a RV clinic. He and another Bonanza had a midair about two miles north of Fredericksburg. The other Bonanza made an off airport landing with no injuries as far as I know. It was substantially damaged. NTSB is investigating. Jimís Bonanza ended up in trees and burned. There is a missing man formation in the works.
Don't make easy hard!
Master Pilot Award
RV6A owner N6711
ATP/FE/CFI 10 Type Ratings.