Tom Jerrard??

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Charles Petersen
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Tom Jerrard??

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Last Sunday was the anniversary of my first solo, back in 1988.

My instructor was Tom Jerrard, and my ship that day was the ill-fated JAZZY of JZJ, which, last time I was her, she was a former glider in a neighbour's front yard on the 5th line :o I guess she became beer cans or something. But can anyone give me news of Tom Jerrard?

He was a pilot at Air Canada and IIRC, a partner in a Jantar with Pal Moggach.
Paul Moggach
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Tom passed away in 2019.

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Max Dares
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I am in touch with his son, Bill Jerrard. He flew C-17’s with the RCAF and is now with the airlines.
Charles Petersen
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I'd love to see (have) a photo of Tom.

I had many instructors, but Tom was the one who judged me fit for solo.
David Ridding
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I had my first glider flight with Tom in USD. It was August '94. At the suggestion of my friend, Fred Schreiner, I stopped by York mid-afternoon to check things out. Al Baldwin came up and spoke with me, suggesting I come by earlier in the day another time and have an intro flight. I hung out a while longer and Al returned to ask if I was interested in going as ballast with a private owner. Tom wanted to fly from the rear seat, but the conditions were too bumpy for his wife. Of course I said yes!
I thoroughly enjoyed my 90 minute flight with him. Shortly thereafter I became a member and started learning to fly.
Thanks, Tom!
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