This is not the post I wanted to write today. I lost a very good friend today. Leon was a huge part of our airport community and a very dear friend. He always had a way of looking for the positives in a negative situation. He has helped or offered to help me numerous times and was always there at the airport to talk to about my flying, life, and above all, Christ.
Leon was out flying his Challenger II airplane this morning when he collided with his own pickup truck upon landing and, tragically, died. I would like to say that he died doing what he loved, but that would be overly trite and cliche. What I will say instead is that he lived a full life. A life of adventure and love and fellowship. I take great comfort knowing that he is now more alive than he has ever been.
Our loss is Christ’s gain. Blue skies, Leon.