Dean Eldridge, 1965-2015
Ozone friend and legendary PPG pilot, Dean Eldridge, passed away after suffering injuries in a tragic paramotoring accident on July 7th. Dean was a skilled veteran and a dedicated educator in the PPG scene. Dean’s efforts to improve safety and education in the PPG world will be felt for a long time to come, and the flying community will suffer for his loss. We are deeply saddened by his passing, and our thoughts are with his family.
Dean’s accident occurred during figure-8 slalom flying. Sadly, there were no witnesses and there is no way to accurately determine the precise cause of the accident. The inherent dangers of slalom flying should give everyone pause for thought, but for now our deepest thoughts are for the passing of a legendary pilot and the loss to his family.