Captain Eugene J. Schumacher

Captain Eugene “Gene” Schumacher passed away on August 24, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.  He was born on June 4, 1937 to John and Elvera Schumacher in Springfield, Minnesota.  He graduated with the Springfield High School Class of 1955.

John had a passion for aviation and took flying lessons from Aurie Lowinske at the Springfield Airport.  He retired as an International Captain for USAir in 1992 but continued to do pilot training.  In 1996, he became the owner of Pro Flight Center, Inc. in Chippewa, Pennsylvania.  In 2008, he was the recipient of the Master Pilot and Master Mechanics Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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