Flyover for Air Force crew lost in Kyrgyzstan

May 10, 2013 8:19 p.m.  •  0 comments

When the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association met Friday, May 10, Tyler Voss was on the agenda. He and two others, Capt. Victoria Pinckney and Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III, died in the May 3rd crash of a KC135 tanker aircraft in support of the war in Afghanistan. Voss was a member of the EAA chapter and was rebuilding a homebuilt aircraft in their hangar. So friends and colleagues showed up to honor Voss and the EAA organizers recruited the flyover pilots to perform the “missing man” formation, where a single plane, trailing smoke, pulls away from the other three planes and slowly flies away.

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Friends gather around and look at the plane Tyler Voss was refurbishing before he died in a May 3 crash in Kyrgyzstan.

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Friends, colleagues and fellow pilots watch the flyover to honor Capt. Mark Tyler Voss Friday.

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Members of the EAA chapter and friends of Tyler Voss move outside to watch a flyover to honor their fellow club member.

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On the wing of Tyler Voss’ unfinished plane, a short note detailing the crash that killed Voss. Friends signed the note with messages of condolences.

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Friends and Air Force colleagues pose for a picture with Voss’ unfinished airplane in the EAA hangar at Felts Field.

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Friends of Tyler Voss look over his handiwork on his yet-unfinished airplane, an RV8, in the Experimental Aircraft Association hangar at Felts Field. Other club members hope to finish the aircraft in Voss’ memory.

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As friends and fellow pilots watch, four biplanes perform the “missing man” formation, where a single plane, trailing smoke, slowly pulls away and flies off slowly while the other continue on. The Experimental Aircraft Association organized an event to honor one of their members, Air Force Capt. Mark Tyler Voss, who died in a KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan May 3.

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Friends and fellow pilots watch a group of biplanes fly over Felts Field Friday to honor Air Force Capt. Mark Tyler Voss, who was lost May 3 in a crash in Kyrgyzstan.

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