Jan Collmer, Frontiers of Flight Museum Co-Founder, 1934 – 2015
“To me, flying is spiritual.” Jan Collmer, who loved being at the controls of his aerial hot rod, the Extra 300
On January 13, 2015 we lost a good man, astute businessman and friend.
Memorial Service: Monday, January 19, 10:00 am at St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Rd, Dallas.
VIEW THE MEMORIAL PHOTO GALLERY
In 1988, with the leadership of Jan Collmer, William E. Cooper and The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, the George Haddaway aviation collection found a home at the newly formed Frontiers of Flight Museum. Their leadership led to the subsequent building of the 100,000 square foot Museum that stands today on the east side of Love Field.
With continuing support, today the Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, boasts a collection of over 30 aircraft and extensive display galleries that draw aviation buffs, schools, and families to this remarkable achievement.
When not performing aerobatic stunts at air shows, Jan may have been found advising aspiring entrepreneurs as evidenced in his book, “Go Start Something! Live Life on the Edge.“ Or working with prominent business and community leaders through the Leadership Council of the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Or on the golf course at the Jan Collmer Golf Classic.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Jan Collmer Education Fund.
IN THE NEWS
Dallas Business Journal
Stunt pilot, businessman, museum founder Jan Collmer dies at age 80
The Dallas Morning News
Aviator served on D/FW board