Flying Tiger Line
Pilots Association

Bill “BJ” Collins

In Memoriam

October 17, 1928 - May 1, 2017

The following is from BJ Collins son, Billy, who is still employed in the maintenance department at FedEx in Memphis.

My father was hired as a mechanic by FTL in 1957 retired about 1985.
He hired in at Burbank California he was also in LAX, Anchorage, Cold Bay, San Bernardino, San Antonio, and opened up the DFW station.
He was in Aircraft Maintenance his whole career. He was also the mx rep on several world charters. He lived and breathed Flying Tigers. He was so proud to work for them.

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