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TWIN COMMANDER UNIVERSITY APPROACHING

Hilton Savannah The 12th Twin Commander University is fast approaching. The University gets underway April 23rd at the Hilton Savannah Desoto in the heart of Savannah's beautiful historic district. However, March 31 was the last day the hotel could guarantee room availability for University attendees, so those who have not yet registered for the conference and booked their rooms should do so immediately. To register and for instructions on reserving your room, go to www.twincommander.com.



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HOOVER CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY AND NEW DOCUMENTARY

FlyingTwin Commander owners, operators, and pilots who attend the upcoming University will receive a special gift—a DVD of "Flying the Feathered Edge," a documentary on legendary aerobatic performer Bob Hoover.

Hoover, who for years astounded air show spectators with his remarkable dead-stick aerobatic routine in a Shrike Commander, turned 93 last January. At the same time, filmmaker Kim Furst released her 86-minute Hoover tribute.

The film, which is comprised of vintage photos, rare historical footage, and testimonials from other notable aviators, documents Hoover's "precision flying, gentlemanly demeanor, and aviation knowledge." Among those interviewed are Harrison Ford, Carroll Shelby, Burt Rutan, Dick Rutan, Medal of Honor recipient Col. Bud Day, Gene Cernan, Clay Lacy, and Sean D. Tucker.

"This film captures my life story in an authentic and accurate way," Hoover commented. "I don't know how it could have been done any better."

For more on "Flying the Feathered Edge" see www.thebobhooverproject.com.


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COMMANDER COMMUNITY MOURNS LOSS OF TWO

The Twin Commander community is mourning the recent loss of two people, Catherine Hagans and Joshwa Woirhaye.

Cathy HagansCathy Hagans, wife of Matt Hagans and co-founder of Eagle Creek Aviation Services, passed away February 24, 2015 following an aggressive infection. According to Matt, "What started as strep throat quickly evolved to sepsis and septic shock. After fighting for 11 days the sepsis caused too much damage. In the end it took away her energy to heal and she passed quietly." A Celebration of Life was held on February 28, Cathy's birthday, in Indianapolis. Matt asked that friends consider a memorial gift to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or, in the Indianapolis area, Cathy's favorite charity, The Timmy Global Health Foundation.

Josh WoirhayeJoshwa Woirhaye, Maintenance Supervisor at Executive Aircraft Maintenance, lost his life March 3rd in a motorcycle accident. He was 38. A Navy veteran, Josh joined EAM in 2003 under the new ownership of Jim Nordstrom, John Phoenix, and Mike Croye. Josh developed his skills on the TPE331 as a test cell technician, but his real talent was apparent when he started working on the Twin Commander. Josh was a natural mechanic, and had an aptitude for troubleshooting both engine and airframe. His organizational skills were bar none, and soon after taking over as Maintenance Supervisor in 2008 he had the hangar running like a Swiss watch. EAM's customers trusted him, and the mechanics he supervised respected him. Josh is survived by his wife Amber (pictured), and their two children, Jakob and Ashlyn. Josh was a big part of EAM's success, and he will be greatly missed.



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FEBRUARY POLL

2015 University In last month's newsletter we asked who among you have attended a Twin Commander University, and if you plan to attend the upcoming event in Savannah.

About 42 percent of respondents said they have attended at least one of the 11 Universities that have taken place since the early 1990s. The better news is that nearly 60 percent of respondents reported that they do indeed plan to attend the 12th Twin Commander University in Savannah. If you did not respond to last month's poll and have not yet made the decision about the upcoming University, now's the time to register. Just go to www.twincommander.com.



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