The flying community lost a great pilot Sunday February 4, 2018 as he took his very last flight. Gary was a good friend to many and especially to those of us who knew him through AAA Alaskan Outfitters. Gary started flying for AAA in the fall of 1991. He was the chief pilot for the Dog Salmon River Camp until he retired in 2014. I personally learned so much about flying “super cubs” from Gary. He always knew he could count on me in short field landings and flying in bad winds but knew my weakness was flying in low visibility. His super cub, 645 Romeo Fox, flew about 3 MPH faster than 36 Alpha, which was good because Gary would be ahead of me and would talk me into staying focused and keeping calm in those conditions. I know he saved me more than once.