With deep sadness we share the news of the passing of Tom Adams, IAC #1999, of Brenham, Texas.
Tom learned to fly by training with his father and helped pay for college by dusting crops in a 450 Stearman. He served in the Marine Aviation Cadet program in Pensacola, flying A-4D Skyhawks, and eventually began a 32-year career with Northwest Airlines. Adams retired as a captain on the 747-400 after logging time in more than 100 different aircraft types.
His aerobatic career began with a self-built Pitts S-1C for use in regional IAC contests. He has earned multiple competition...(read more)