Remembering George Neal

Thanks to Bob Winson of the Toronto CAHS chapter, with files from The Ottawa Citizen, SKIES magazine, and Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.

george neal and chipmunk

Canada’s aviation community has lost one of its outstanding members. On April 4, 2016, George Arthur Neal died at the age of 97 at his home in North York, Ontario, where he was born and lived all his life. Less than a year ago George entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest active licensed pilot in the world.

George is shown above in June 2015 with his beautiful Chipmunk aircraft which he flew on his record-setting flight for the Guinness Records. To read more about George, click here. Photo by Rick Radell.

George, who flew over 150 types of aircraft, was big news in the August 2015 edition of COPA Flight, published by the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. To see that, click here.