Final Flights: February 2007

 - January 24, 2007, 11:05 AM

William Horn Jr. a retired air force colonel, NBAA employee and aviation consultant, died on December 14. He was 85.

He was a member of the Army Air Force, serving in World War II, and was manager of airspace and ATC services for NBAA from 1973 to 1984. He is survived by three children, two sisters and three grandchildren.

William “Bill” Kershner, pilot, flight instructor and aviation author, died on January 8 from cancer. He was 77. After four years of flying Corsairs in the Navy, Kershner worked as a corporate pilot, flight-test pilot and special assistant to William Piper Sr., then president of Piper Aircraft.

Kershner wrote a series of flight manuals and contributed to AOPA publications. He was also known for his interest in spins, having logged more than 8,000 spins totaling 35,000 turns.