Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Remembering Gary Pfitzner

Gary Pfitzner was a local pilot who lost his life tragically this morning when his news helicopter crashed in Seattle.

A little over a year ago, Gary generously spent time showing Air 4 to a then 3-year-old Max. He took him up to the helipad, let him sit in his pilot's seat and even signed a magnet with a photo of his chopper for him. Max asked questions about every detail of the helicopter, including what the step into the cockpit did, and Gary answered all of them. 

It was less than an hour of his life, but Gary created a memory that will last a lifetime for Max and me.

Our thoughts are with Gary's family and his extended family at KOMO.

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