Tyler, TX — A Texas pilot, Glenn Smith, 59, of Frisco, Texas, was flying in formation along with other members of Hopperflight Team at the Quad-City Air Show in Davenport Iowa.
Glenn's passing hit home here in East Texas
The L39 jet he was fling crashed into a field. Smith was a pilot and a long-time entrepreneur for Tyler Technologies, a Dallas based company that develops software for local schools and government.
After retirement, Smith continued to do what he loves.... fly. His jets are displayed here at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum in Tyler, at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.
Carolyn Verver, President of Board of Directors, of Historic Aviation Memorial Museum and Smith's best friend and pilot, Randy Ball were devastated to hear the news of their dear friend.
According to reports, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.
Today is a day to remember pilot Glenn Smith for the work that he's done for the community.
His peers will remember him as an exceptional man around the world.