Founding Member Francis “Sandy” Saunders Passes

francis_saunders_One of EAA Chapter 431’s founding members, Francis Saunders, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 after a long illness.

Sandy was one of the few who kept Brodhead Airport running after WWII and before Chapter 431 was organized in 1973. He was a founding chapter member and served in many roles throughout the years, including as unofficial social director and general ambassador during our many public events. Although he never was a pilot, he helped build several airplanes, including a Pietenpol Aircamper that won a Wright Brothers Award.

Click HERE┬áSandy’s obituary.


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