The Leeward family and the Experimental Aircraft Association have formed the Jimmy Leeward Memorial Fund to benefit EAA’s youth aviation education programs.
As a lifelong aviator and an EAA director for more than 30 years, Jimmy Leeward was passionate about flying, EAA officials said. He was also passionate about welcoming others to the world of flight, whether it was helping his own children become third-generation aviators, or inviting others to discover the joy, excitement and sense of accomplishment in the sky.
His tragic death at Reno is a huge loss to the aviation community, but EAA officials hope to honor his aviation passion while helping others discover theirs. Proceeds from the Jimmy Leeward Memorial Fund will go directly to those programs that each year help tens of thousands of young people pursue their own dreams of flight and create a new generation of aviators.
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