In Memory of Howard Pardue

The well-known aviator, beloved throughout the pilot community, was lost yesterday when his Bearcat crashed shortly after takeoff.

Howard Pardue and his Grumman F8F Bearcar

Howard Pardue and his Grumman F8F Bearcar

Howard Pardue in his Grumman F8F Bearcat (Photo courtesy of Mike Watt)
Howard Pardue and his Grumman F8F Bearcar

Howard Pardue and his Grumman F8F Bearcar

Howard Pardue in his Grumman F8F Bearcat (Photo courtesy of Mike Watt)
Howard Pardue in his Grumman F8F Bearcat

Howard Pardue in his Grumman F8F Bearcat

Howard Pardue in his Grumman F8F Bearcat (Photo courtesy of Mike Watt)
Howard Pardue in his Grumman F8F Bearcat

Howard Pardue in his Grumman F8F Bearcat

Howard Pardue in his Grumman F8F Bearcat (Photo courtesy of Mike Watt)
Howard Pardue in his FMF-2 Wildcat

Howard Pardue in his FMF-2 Wildcat

Howard Pardue in his FMF-2 Wildcat (Photo courtesy of CAF)