Barbara Chavez

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Barbara Chavez

Postby Dan Brown » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:57 am

Barbara Chavez, the beloved wife of Dave Chavez, died last week after a long battle with cancer. Dave was a one of the first pilots to fly at Funston and was an outstanding pilot for many years. I believe he was the first pilot to soar the cliff. Soaring in those days was flying to the north end, making a 180 and landing on the beach.

At one time at Funston there was a limit on the number of gliders in the air. Monitors were appointed to make certain the limit was observed. Barbara was a monitor and many a pilot heard those dread words from her. “YOU DOWN”. We landed immediately.
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Re: Barbara Chavez

Postby focs » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:03 pm

It was great to read this historical bit and I'm sorry to hear another member of our community fell victim to this awful disease.
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