Sunday, October 19, 2008

RCAF Spitfire pilot Charley Fox passes away

I opened my e-mail this morning to find a message from the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association stating that CHAA member and former RCAF Spitfire pilot Charley Fox passed away yesterday at 88 years young. Charley was involved in a car accident after leaving the CHAA hangar and passed away on the scene.

I'd had the chance to talk to Charlie a few times over the years at Geneseo and had just posted a review of a new book about his life. He will be missed and future Geneseo shows and other Canadian aviation events just won't be the same without him.

UPDATE: A good story about Charley's life in the London Free Press.

1 comment:

Ellen said...

Dear Jim:
My husband and I have been to Geneseo many times over the last 20 years and always love to listen to Charley's unique airshow commentary. His death is truly a loss. Geneseo will not be the same without him.
Ellen Porcari