Pilots killed at air show remembered
September 24, 2007 - 9:00 pm
RENO — Two of the three pilots who died at the Reno National Championship Air Race were recently memorialized in their hometowns.
Gary Hubler, 51, was buried in Nampa, Idaho, on Thursday and a funeral for Bradley Daniel Morehouse Sr., 47, was held Wednesday in Wyoming.
A memorial service for pilot Steve Dari of Lemon Grove, Calif., who was killed Sept. 11 in a single-engine biplane crash during practice, is scheduled Oct. 6 in San Diego.
Investigations into the crashes by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are continuing, and reports are expected later in the year. She said the three fatal crashes didn’t share any common causes.
Morehouse, a Wyoming resident who once raced motorcycles and was in NASCAR, died when his L-39 jet crashed during a jet race. Morehouse was completing a turn on the first lap when it appeared he hit what is known as “wake turbulence.”
Hubler of Caldwell, Idaho, a 23-year veteran and multi-time champion in the Formula One class, died after his plane, Mariah, clipped the plane of Jason Somes of Simi Valley, Calif., during an eight-plane Formula One heat.
Hubler leaves behind his wife, Debbie, a son, daughter, parents and grandchildren.