Brad "Launchpad" Marzari EAA Memorial

Brad "Launchpad" Marzari  was a larger than life friend to all in aviation, who was taken from us much too soon. He loved aviation, his wife Gabby, kids, and sharing with people, especially his "contraband" chocolate. Read the obituary by Rob Mark at Flying Magazine and listen to Max Trescott's analysis of the accident and why we think he went out a hero. 

One of the causes he was passionate about was the EAA Young Eagle program, and he'd fly kids in his beloved Focke-Wulf, making them part of the crew, because warbirds don't have passengers! We've started this campaign to honor Launchpad with bricks at the EAA Brown Arch at Oshkosh and donate to the EAA Aviation Foundation. Please join us in making a difference!

 "I have figured out AirVenture
It is Brigadoon
A city that rises out of the mist once a year.
No one ages, Every one is happy, You can eat, sing, fall in love, But you step out of the gate and turn around it is gone.
Only an empty field is where this mythical place once stood. Until next year where it will magically appear again."
Launchpad Marzari. July 29, 2016 Facebook post

More information about EAA Aviation Foundation, Inc.: Our mission is to grow participation in aviation. EAA is a membership organization that, through programs, experiences, and an annual convention, introduces people of all backgrounds to the opportunities of flight. EAA serves to build enthusiasm and passion for all aspects of flight, enhance safety and efficiency, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

"Frequency change approved, g'day"



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Grant Prellwitz
Romeoville, IL
EAA Aviation Foundation, Inc.
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