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Dixon White

Dixon strove to raise the bar in paragliding safety, instruction and growth as a sport. He accomplished this through his network of schools, students, instructors, team pilots and dealers.

Dixon White of Airplay Paragliding driving his truckIt is in this spirit that we will continue to provide the very best instruction and service, and actively honor and remember him for all he gave us individually, and the sport as a whole. Because he worked so tirelessly to build airPlay into the school it is today, we know he would be happy knowing it continues on in his absence in the same spirit that he lived by. He will never be forgotten!

You can learn from Dixon's knowledge by checking out "Dixon's Notes & Articles".

The paragliding community has suffered a great loss. In the early morning hours of Sunday 30 May 2004, Dixon White died in his sleep of natural causes. He was a man full of intelligence, humor, kindness, compassion and enthusiasm for life and an enduring love for his family and his friends. Dixon was a gift from God to those of us who knew and loved him. Our sadness is deep. He will be sorely missed.

Dixon has left behind a wonderful wife, Debra, a 12 year old daughter, Holly and a 13 year old son, named AZ. Please remember them in your thoughts and prayers.

Dixon White Memorial Flight Park Fund
At the request of Dixon's family a fund has been setup to support the continued operation of the Merriam Flight Park near Flagstaff, AZ.

This flight park established by Dixon on land held in a trust is unique in the free-flight community. Unlike other flight parks which require either membership in a local association or usage fees, this park has always been free for anyone to use, the only requirements are USHPA membership, a P2/H2 rating and adherence to some very basic rules or etiquette. Dixon put tremendous effort into acquiring the land, maintaining the access roads, keeping the entire area free of trash and working with the residents in the area to ensure that the park could be used by local pilots, Phoenix instructors, pilots and visitors from around the world for years to come. It is his wife, Debra's wish that this unique facility continue to be used as Dixon desired. Dixon relied on the income from his school to cover the expenses of the flight park, including land taxes and maintenance costs.

To remove this burden from Dixon's family we have established a fund to bear these expenses. The fund is being managed by Steve Konves, a long time friend and business partner of Dixon. Donations can be made to:

Dixon White Memorial Flight Park Fund
c/o Steve Konves
1500 E Cedar Ave #10
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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