The Spencer Flight and Education Center opened its doors Sept. 14 at Scott City Municipal Airport in Scott City, Kan. The nonprofit organization was created in response to a tragic aircraft accident that took the lives of the Spencer family, according to a report at AOPA.org. On April 22, 2011, Dylan Spencer was flying his BE 58 Baron to Topeka, Kan., to visit his wife’s family for the Easter weekend. On board were his wife, Amy Spencer, and their children, Chase and Ansley. According to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Baron struck terrain while executing a missed approach at Topeka. All on board were killed. The AOPA report quotes a friend of the Spencers: “It was a tremendous heartbreak for everyone who knew them. It was also a reminder of the risks that come along with flying.” Read the full story here.
Janice Wood is editor of General Aviation News.