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This website is supported by a gift in honor of Ed Lynch

Site maintained by
Club 1 Member Steve Beste

Ed Lynch

Ed Lynch was an Irishman, first and foremost, grandson of immigrants from County Cork; the son of a school teacher and a notorious paving contractor/Massachusetts Aviation Commissioner; educated at Boston College, obtained a law degree from Georgetown University. Despite extensive extracurricular pursuits. He was married, the father of a boy and a girl. He was an amateur pilot. He could smell an airport from five miles away.

He was an avid aviator of ultralight aircraft. When he wasn't with Ultralight pilots - either flying or socializing - he could be found playing the piano and singing in piano bars. He appeared in performances of Hexagon, an amateur theatrical group.

Ed was proud of his plan, a Kolb. It carried the registration number: 17MAR, the date Irishmen celebrate St. Patrick's Day. With his Irish background showing, he named the plane The Flying Leprechaun and it bore that leprechaun and the Irish colors on its vertical stabilizer, as you can see here.

On September 9, 1995, 17MAR crashed shortly after takeoff from Potomac Airfield, Ed's home base. Ed's celebration of life ended with no clear cause determined

Picture of Ed Lynch