Monday, February 15, 2010

Dear Boyf, i miss you

Boyf, please come home to me soon.
But he has a good reason for not being here on Valentine's Day.  One of his best friends from high school, Alex Gilmer, was killed in a tragic mid-air collision over Boulder CO on Feb 6. Alex was a professional pilot who towed gliders (basically an airplane shell with no engine) to the right height before releasing them for an unpowered flight to the ground. The glider he was towing at the time of the collision was able to cut loose and land safely but unfortunately, all 3 people in the 2 powered aircrafts were killed upon impact. The glider pilot and passengers told their story on The Today Show last week. Here's an article for more details.

As devastating as this has been, it is comforting to know that Alex left this world doing what he loved most, flying airplanes.  As a tribute to Alex, here is a video documenting boyf and his friends rock climbing, rope jumping, base jumping, and hanging trampolines off of stuff.  Enjoy. 
The FRASCA Story by SINE Innovations from Calvin Hecker on Vimeo.

Check out the boys entrance for the funeral here!! 


  1. oh wow michelle. so sad, i watched all of the videos.. he led an amazing life!