Jay L. Weinsoff, #332, 1954 – 1981

A pilot for a commuter airline in California, Jay was pressured into taking off from an airport high in the Sierra Nevada mountains into weather conditions he had deemed unacceptable for flight. His aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all aboard. The CAP squadron he once commanded is now named in his honor.

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  1. Elise Weatherly - Feb 09, 2016

    Jay was killed flying for Air Chaparral on March 2, 1981 from Fallon to Austin, NV. He started off in Reno, where the airline was based. There was one other passenger in the plane. It was the passenger who had wanted to get to Fallon quickly. and that’s why Jay flew her there even though it was dangerous.

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