The Abbotsford International Airshow is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dan Buchanan today at an air show in Idaho.
Dan’s story is one of extreme perseverance and an unwavering love of flight. Despite losing the use of his legs in 1981 in a motorcycle accident, Dan never stopped pursuing his passion for aviation – returning to the skies just six months after his accident. He was an inspiration to everyone who met him – especially those facing physical hardships.
Dan was one our absolute favourite performers – and people – in Abbotsford and had been scheduled to appear again at this year’s event with his popular nighttime pyro ultralight demonstration. Our hearts are with Dan’s family, friends and crew in this difficult time.