(MyNews4.com & KRNV) - The Leeward family establishes Jimmy Leeward Memorial Fund to benefit youth aviation education programs.
As a lifelong aviator and an EAA Director for more than 30 years, Jimmy Leeward was passionate about flying. He was also passionate about welcoming others to the world of flight, whether it was helping his own children become third-generation aviators, or inviting others to discover the joy, excitement and sense of accomplishment in the sky.
Jimmy's tragic death at Reno is a huge loss to the aviation community, especially to those who knew him and enjoyed the world of flight with him. Even with Jimmy's passing, however, there is a way to honor his aviation passion while helping others discover theirs. The Leeward family and EAA have created the Jimmy Leeward Memorial Fund in his memory to benefit EAA's youth aviation education programs. Proceeds from this fund will go directly to those programs that each year help tens of thousands of young people pursue their own dreams of flight and create a new generation of aviators.
Part of Jimmy's legacy was his ability to make his dreams a reality in all parts of his life. You can now honor his memory in the same way to benefit future aviators.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks everyone to keep Jimmy's passion for aviation alive through donations to EAA's youth aviation education programs that are helping to create the next generation of aviators.