Flying Tiger Line
Pilots Association

George P. Ryan

In Memoriam

March 24, 1939 - August 2020

George was hired by FTL as a pilot on 7/29/1968 and last lived in Issaquah, WA with his wife, Liz.

I was fortunate to fly many trips with George as my FO. He was a one of the best pilots I ever flew with and landing contests with him were at my peril!

George and I paired up for many Sydney trips and he was a lot of fun with a lot of laughs on the those various great layovers in Honolulu , Fiji , Sydney , etc.

I am so sorry to hear of his passing but remembering his abilities and good times help make it easier. RIP George , You are missed.

Bob Baird

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