A Wyoming aviation pioneer has died at age 103, according to a report from the Wyoming Tribune. Ralph S. Johnson was a test pilot, launched aviation businesses and created innovations for pilots that are still in use today.
The story quotes John Richard Waggener, president of the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fall:
“He will forever be remembered as one of Wyoming’s greatest aviators. It is evident that he was among the rare pilots who was completely balanced in that he not only had a tremendous understanding of aeronautical engineering and flight principles, but he had the artistic grace to be a truly great aviator.”
Johnson was part of the initial class of inductees into the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame in 1995.
Read his full obituary here.