Mark P. Schaden, Webmaster, Flightinfo.com
With great sadness, I share the news of a tragic loss to
the aviation community, Mark Schaden, the Webmaster of one of
the largest aviation web sites and community forums, died tragically
in an aircraft mid-air collision on October 14th, 2005.
Mark was not only a close friend to myself, but he was also
one of the pioneers of Logbook Pro working along side NC Software
during initial concept phases in 1996. Since then, Mark
and I have grown Logbook Pro to be the world leading aviation
logbook solution across the globe. As Mark and I continued
our ventures in the aviation community, NC Software returned
the favor to Mark in helping him build his dream at Flightinfo.com.
Going through iteration upon iteration of Flightinfo.com web
sites and ultimately building one of the largest aviation community
portals, you are welcome to share in Mark's dream on his content
rich forums located at
October 14th started out as a glorious day, closing on a
new home, as Mark recently did himself, it was my birthday,
then tragic news came of his accident and sudden death.
Immediately, I worked with the Schaden family to build a memorial
fund for Mark and establish a conduit for donations to help
his surviving family; Jeni (wife), Callie(5), Nathaniel(3),
and Cooper(1). If you would like to donate to the Mark
Schaden Memorial Fund and help his family during this holiday
season and beyond, please see the details below.
Mail donations made out to "Mark Schaden Memorial Fund" to
the following address:
Middlefield Banking Co.
C/O: Mark Schaden Memorial Fund
PO Box 35
Middlefield, OH 44062
All funds donated go directly to the Schaden family.
May Mark Schaden rest in peace. His dream at Flightinfo.com
will live on and has been taken over by his brother Michael,
co-founder of Aviation Communications, Inc.