With deep sorrow the 1-26 Association regrets to report the loss of Chuck
Colvard of San Diego, CA. Chuck was Norm Miller’s crewman for the 1-26
Championship here in Moriarty, NM. Chuck collapsed at the end of contest day
one while helping Norm secure the aircraft.
Chuck and Norm were extremely close, having served together in the Marine
Corps. As a close friend and crewman, Chuck approached the contest with a
child-like enthusiasm, enjoying all of the 1-26 pilots and crews, and always
bragging about “his” pilot. This tragic loss is felt by all contestants. Our
sympathy and prayers go out to Chuck’s family and to Norm Miller.