About TCPA | Join TCPA | Sitemap
 
 

Trinity County
Airports

Governance
Weaverville
Trinity Center
Hayfork
Hyampom
Ruth Lake
Local businesses

Our Association
Scholarships
Newsletter
Join TCPA
Officers


Member bios
Members gallery
Member stories
Members Only
Event calendar

Flying
News
Destinations
Safety
Aviation links
Aviation facts

Advertisements
Sponsors

Site credits
Web site policy

 


Safeguarding
Trinity County
Aviation
Member Biographies
 


James Evans

The Trinity County Pilots Association lost a dear friend with the passing of James Evans on October 12, 2003, following an extended illness.

Most TCPA members remember Jim, our pilot neighbor from the Salt Flat area of Lewiston, as a TCPA contributing editor. Jim wrote many aviation articles and stories published in our newsletter over the past nine years.

Stories ranging from attacking trains with hisP-51 during WWII to racing his homebuilt KR-1 at Oshkosh. These stories were informative, entertaining, and showed real Walter Mitty exploits every pilot dreams about.

His writings for TCPA started with a 2-part series about a flying trip George Loegering took him on to Acapulco, Mexico with his Air Force buddy Norm Weed. Jim's unique writing style revealed a great talent and his need to document his interesting experiences for posterity.

Jim was outspoken and often appeared in the letters to the editor column of the Trinity Journal. He initiated the parade car-a '65 Lincoln Continental convertible-to promote our county airports and TCPA in the July 4th Weaverville celebration.

James was born on April 16, 1923, in South Dakota. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years as a pilot and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He built a home in the Salt Flat area of Lewiston where he had lived for the past 12 years.

He owned and operated Sharp Satellite Service in Weaverville. He attended Lewiston Community Church in Lewiston. His is survived by his wife of 8 1/2 years, Sandy Evans