It is with a very heavy heart that the Condor Squadron acknowledges the tragic passing of our President and friend, Chris Rushing.

Chris was known to many as a great man and a skilled pilot, passionate about aviation and serving the community. He perished in a midair collision after winning the Gold race in the T-6 Class of the National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV.

Chris was a dedicated leader, and enthusiastically led the Condor Squadron in its mission to preserve our Nation’s military aviation heritage, flying hundreds of memorial flights in honor of our veterans and in support of our local communities.

Chris will be missed, and the Condor Squadron will continue this mission in his honor.