Victor Wokal of Glasgow, Mont., died Jan. 15. Known to a broad range of pilots simply as Vic, he started Wokal Flying Service at his native Bowman, N.D., in 1944 and bought the FBO at Glasgow in 1962, later moving there. He was a Cessna dealer at both airports, Glasgow’s airport manager for many years, station manager for Frontier Airlines and a U.S. Customs officer in addition to running the Glasgow FBO.
Glasgow International Airport (GGW) is named Wokal Field in his honor and there is a Wokal Fix, nearby, on FAA charts.
Wokal retired in 1987, but continued flying. For his 90th birthday he flew in an open cockpit biplane with his friend Joe Etchart. They performed nine loops, one for each decade of Wokal’s life.