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Tom Landry, ASF Board of Visitors member, diesTom Landry, ASF Board of Visitors member, dies

Tom Landry, ASF Board of Visitors member, dies

Legendary football coach Tom Landry ( AOPA 876447) died Feb. 12 after a battle with leukemia. He was best known for his years leading the Dallas Cowboys, but he was also a coach of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, serving as a member of ASF's Board of Visitors since 1998.

"The Air Safety Foundation was privileged to have Tom join our Board of Visitors. His calm demeanor, experience as a pilot, and his polished coaching skills helped us in aviation safety, and we'll miss him," said Bruce Landsberg, executive director of the foundation.

Landry began flying in World War II as a B-17 pilot. After the war, he continued flying in the Air Force Reserve. He held a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating and more recently owned and flew a Cessna 210.


February 14, 2000

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