In Memoriam F.T. Bradshaw

In everyone’s life there are a handful of people who make a difference. Tom Bradshaw was just such a person for me. He was the President of Halton Hall, a first-class insurance agency specializing in aviation insurance risks. What no one else could get underwritten, Tom by his very stature in the industry could get done.

His loyalty is legendary. If you treated him, his company and more important his insurance industry base with dignity, fairness and honesty there was no better representative.

In this world there are few people who make their mark so indelibly that others are amazed at how much they have achieved with such dignity.

F.T. Bradshaw, Tom, will be sorely missed.

May his memory be a blessing to his family, his employees and colleagues.

Arthur Alan Wolk

September 14th, 2022

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Dale Snodgrass, one of the worlds most accomplished pilots perished in the crash of his single engine aircraft.

Those of us who knew him and flew with him knew ‘Snort” as a magnificent leader, selfless teacher, and fearless pilot.

His accomplishments as a Naval Aviator are legend. He could make an F-14 talk.

I had the privilege of flying with Snort in the CAT Flight for eleven years.

He knew more about war fighting from the air than anyone I ever knew.

He was revered amongst all of us who had the opportunity to fly with him and learn from him.

This accident, of all of them, has impacted me the worst. Dale Snodgrass did not belong among the dead from airplane crashes.

For every man and woman there is that time when no time is expected to follow. Snort was so large, so capable, so magical, such a moment was just never expected.

This is the third of the CAT Flight members who have died and while each passing has been painful this one is so unexpected, so inexplicable, the pain is real but different.

To his lovely family, and the legacy that I hope comforts them, my sincerest condolences and the wish of all CAT Flight brethren that they are able to soon cope with the magnitude of this loss.

Arthur Alan Wolk