Key West Loses a Legend, Fred Cabanas

Fred Cabanas, owner of Cabanas Aeronautics Unlimited in Key West, which offers aerial tours and stunt rides over the islands, died yesterday in a plane crash in Cozumel, Mexico.  Cabanas, who was at the controls at the time of the crash and his passenger Jorge Lopez were filming a documentary to promote an air show. No other crash details have been made known to the public yet.

Cabanas was a native of Key West, and a legendary stunt pilot known world-wide. He had logged more than 25,000 hours piloting aircraft, won numbers flying awards, and also flew vintage planes for several films and television programs.

Key West and the entire flying community will surely miss you Freddy!

To see what is happening on the island during your visit, check out our Key West Events Calendar to see other upcoming special events. For more information about the fun side of Key West… things to do and see in our island city, go to our Key West Web Site.

And before deciding where you are going to eat while visiting Key West, be sure to read my  restaurant reviews; check out our restaurant review section of this blog as well as our restaurant reviews. Learn from my mistakes, lol.

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