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Press Release sent to WQAD on 9/2/2012:

We lost our team mate and close friend Glenn Smith, call sign “Skids”, to an accident at the Quad City Air Show on September 1, 2012.
Glenn recently retired after building a very successful business in the software industry. He had many interests and loved to be out in nature, as well as traveling the world.
“Skids” was a careful and very accomplished pilot and was rated in a variety of airplanes. He always went out of his way to achieve the Hopper Mission (
He leaves behind family and many close personal friends and associates, as well as his Hopper Team. We thank the people that have written with your thoughts and prayers, it helps. He left us too early and we will miss him.

God Bless Skids,
The Hoppers