Steve was a man of many talents
... a superb aviator, record-holding parachutist, aviation
industrialist, engineer, visionary, inventor, historian and
mentor. He lived many lifetimes in the space of his
years upon this earth, and he will be sorely missed by all
who knew him.
do we go from here?
he Me 262 project was the direct
result of Steve's lifelong determination to accomplish what
others could not, and -- more than anyone else -- he longed
to see this historic jet's triumphant return to the skies.
In the face of overwhelming odds and great adversity, he alone
made this program what is is today.
In accordance with his wishes,
the effort will go forward as planned.
A transfer of ownership to CFII's preexisting clients was
agreed upon in early 2001, and the situation is "business
as usual" on the Seattle production line.
reflections of "An American Original."
In a 1998 Flight Journal
article entitled Flying the F-86, Steve wrote of his
passion for aviation in general, and the Sabre in
however, is absolutely certain. I very much appreciate the
opportunities in my life that allowed me to live one of
my fondest dreams. If there's a lesson here, it is
that if you dream long enough and hard enough, it actually
can come true.
... and so we bid farewell to
this remarkable man; a man who dared to live his dreams.