A fund has been established for the wife and two young children of well-known British aviation photographer Steve Fletcher, who was killed in the crash of a Remos GX Light Sport Aircraft at the LSA Expo in Sebring, Florida, on Jan. 25.
As reported here on Jan. 26, “On Sunday, January 25th, at 7:35 a.m. EDT, a REMOS GX seemed to lose control right after takeoff and impacted the ground. The plane was departing on a photo flight. The passenger, a photographer for the British publication ‘Today’s Pilot,’ died in the crash. The pilot survived the accident and was airlifted to a Hospital. He is in stable condition.”
Ken Godin, a friend and colleague of Fletcher’s who was instrumental in starting the fund, wrote to General Aviation News:
“Steve was a great friend to us personally and a great asset to our industry. As…you know, Steve was a photographer for ‘Today’s Pilot‘ magazine as well as for his own company, av8images. Steve was always there to get the magic shot, up before dawn to get the light just right and seemingly everywhere around an air show or event taking pictures…to make stories that promoted our businesses. Steve was a master of Air-to-Air photography.”
Godin asked GA News readers to “Please consider contributing to a fund we have started for his family. 100% of your thoughtful donations will be presented in the first week of March 2009, but the account and effort will remain indefinitely.”
Checks should be made payable to the Steve Fletcher Family Fund.
In the USA, mail to:
75 Hope Lane
Glastonbury, CT 06033
In the UK, mail to:
PO Box 100