Flying Tiger Line
Pilots Association

Gerald “Jerry” Jones

In Memoriam

10/1/1933 - 3/28/2020

Jerry was best known by flight and cabin crew who operated PAX flights for Tigers in and out of LAX.  His last day for FTL was working the last passenger flight (LAX-STL) on September 30, 1992 which he appropriately hitched a ride on








The testimonial and pictures below were submitted by Jerry's daughter, Heidi Kinnell.  In the pictures with Jerry and Heidi are her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Nichole.

He was "Dad" to me. We joyfully met 3 years ago. Although the past three years went by way to fast, I am so grateful for the phone conversations, daily texts and the five meetings that we were able to share "in person". I loved him very much. Searching for him for almost 25 years was so worth it. He made me feel special and loved, just like he made others feel. He introduced me to my very large kind family that also opened their arms to my family and I. I am thankful I can see blessings and how God works even in this sad time.

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.

Heidi Kinnell

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