“With a sad heart, I must inform you of the passing of a great American Hero, USAF General Chuck Boyd.  He passed away last evening around 7:00 PM peacefully.  As many know, he was a Vietnam War POW, shot down over North Vietnam while flying his trusty F-105.  He was a fixture around the airport, flying his legendary T-34 with Air Force livery and Grey Eagle Logo.  He owned and flew several different aircraft here to include an A-36 Bonanza, A Great Lakes, and a Legend Cub that incorporated the now widely sought out “Boyd Step” to help with entering and exiting the cockpit.  General Boyd was a true friend to the airport, a mentor to many, and my friend.  He served his country well.  Where do we get such Men?

When I get more information that I will be allowed to pass along, I will.  As the General was a very private man, I ask that you respect his families wishes as they are related to me.

In honor of the General, the flags at the airport terminal will be flown at half-mast until sunset Sunday.

Dave Darrah
Airport Enterprise Director
Warrenton-Fauquier Airport”

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