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Burt died February 17, 2006, in Chico, California. Aviation was his career and passion starting with flight school, and then serving in WWII with the Army Air Corps as a flight instructor, test pilot, and transport pilot. Over the last 50 years he founded and operated Redding Air Service Helicopters to the day of his death at age 94. He was an active helicopter pilot until age 81. His life as an aviator was a fascinating and remarkable one shifting from fixed wing to helicopters in 1957. Martha was his wife and business partner driving fuel truck and living in a trailer in remote areas of southeastern Oregon for 11 summers.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Train, Burt (Pilot 0000)" (2006). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1104.