“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.
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