Edward G. Tripp, 75, Former Editor of Flying Passes Away

Ed Tripp had a career that spanned half a century of aviation publications, including Car & Driver, Air Progress, AOPA Pilot, Business & Commercial Aviation and Flying. He died of cancer Oct. 16 at his home in Cincinnati. Tripp was publisher of Flying's landmark 50th Anniversary issue in 1977. Born in Boston, he served in the Korean War and subsequently earned his pilot certificates. Journalists at the NBAA Convention signed a reporter's notepad this week in memory of Tripp's dedication to writing about general aviation. Ed is survived by his wife, Karen, and six children. Gifts in his memory should be sent to the University of Iowa Foundation, PO box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa 52244 or made online (click here) to support the department of Radial Oncology.

Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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