J.J. Quinn: Ambassador for Aviation

JJ  Quinn “J.J. just loved to fly. It’s going to take several of us to fill his shoes.” Steve Craven, Angel Flight board chairman and volunteer pilot, had been a close friend and colleague of John Joseph Quinn, Jr. (“J.J.”) for 20 years until a tragic plane crash on May 24 claimed his life and the pilot’s. “It’s unbelievable,” Craven said. “I’m still in shock.” Likewise, everyone who knew the beloved 81-year-old pilot from Culpeper who was both the Virginia and Mid-Atlantic Angel Flight Pilot of the Year for 2015. “He flew 50 flights [in 2015], which is pretty incredible,” Craven noted. Most Angel Flight pilots complete about six flights annually; Quinn logged nearly 400 hours each year. Continue reading “J.J. Quinn: Ambassador for Aviation”

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