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Support for the Chris Darnell Family

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We created this page to honor the legacy of Chris Darnell. We want to help support his loving wife, Brooke and beautiful young daughters, Reese (14) and Taylor (12), during this unimaginably difficult time. Chris passed away on Saturday, July 2nd, in a tragic accident while performing in the Shockwave Jet Truck during the Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow. Chris performed and entertained millions at airshows and races in Shockwave each year. Chris loved his craft and excelled at bringing joy to those who watched him perform or were lucky to know him. In 2018, Chris and the Darnell family were awarded the Art Scholl Showmanship award by the International Council of Airshows for their decades of exemplary work as performers and entertainers in the airshow industry. However, Chris’ love for performing could not match his love for Brooke, Reese, and Taylor. Please consider helping honor Chris’ legacy and supporting his family through this tragedy.



  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Denise Dull
    • $250 
    • 2 yrs
  • Emma Harlow
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Dayton Air Show
    • $500 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 2 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

JD Wat
Springfield, MO
Brooke Darnell
Raised $12,750 from 74 donations

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