Flying Tiger Line
Pilots Association

Russell C. Beltz


In Memoriam

February 7, 1947 - October 6, 2021

Russ was hired by Tigers on April 30, 1973 and quickly became one of the more endeared instructors in the training department.  If you had a problem, Russ could solve it for you.

Russ loved the sea and is shown at the helm of his boat below.

He unfortunately struggled with cancer for the past 9 years of his life and passed away at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA at 7:20 pm on October 6th.  The past year his health kept declining, but Russ felt he was going to get better. He leaves behind his wife, Jan, and their daughter, Kristen.

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Rest in Peace Russ.


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