Fri, Aug 19, 2011
Aero-Note: The late
Greg Poe, who passed away several days ago after a heart
attack, was remembered in a memorial service that was held
this week in in his beloved state of Idaho. The following Aero-TV
story was played during the service and we hope that his friends
and famiily understood through it how greatly we respected and
admired Greg... and how much we're going to miss him. Out of the
greatest of respect for this amazing flyer, we thought it fitting
that we run this story again this weekend.
God bless you, my friend... say Hi to Vicki for me... -- Jim
Campbell, ANN E-I-C.
Original Story (from 2009): There are few
people, these days, that aren't QUITE familiar with the name of
airshow pilot, Greg Poe. Greg is a native of Boise, Idaho and has
spent most of his life there. He started his flying career at an
early age and earned his pilot's license while still a teenager,
flying out of the old Strawberry Glen airport along side the Boise
His flight instructor, John Chambers, introduced him to
aerobatics early on and it quickly turned into a passion that
continues to this day.
Greg's early flying was done in a variety of tail wheel type
aircraft and he spent many hours at Idaho back country airstrips.
After earning commercial and instrument ratings Greg became a
flight instructor and has specialized in tail wheel training,
aerobatics (from basic to unlimited) and has earned a reputation as
one of the most knowledgeable advanced spin instructors in the
Greg’s love of aerobatics led him to enter competitions
around the country, which enhanced his skills and understanding of
high performance aircraft and eventually led to his first airshow
performance in 1992. Shortly after, he became a full time airshow
pilot and a main stay on the circuit, performing at 15 to 25
airshow events each year.
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