Sunday, August 21, 2011

Air Show News: Bryan Jensen Receives Tribute

From 9 Air Show Holds Tribute To Bryan Jensen
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Air Show reopened on Sunday and included a tribute to pilot Bryan Jensen, who was killed when his biplane crashed on Saturday.

The tribute featured a moment of silence, Taps and a flyover in missing man formation.

"It gives me goose bumps," said Michael Bidnick, who brought his children to the show. "It shows what goes on in our military on a regular basis. Seeing a tribute like that takes part of you away."

Liberty resident Ron Zimmer is a Vietnam veteran and the father of a Marine and a Navy SEAL. He found the tribute touching.

"It's not something I would enjoy watching, but it's the right thing to do. It's a sad thing at the same time," he said.

He said he understands why the other pilots thought Jensen would want the show to continue.

"I'm surprised they are still having it. I'm glad they are. It's pretty noble," he said.

Friends and fellow pilots said that they would dedicate the show to Jensen, who died doing what he loved.

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