Farewell to a friend…

A tribute to Golda Cox from Bob Hasson:

The final legacy of Sport Aviation magazine has been written……Golda Cox passed away in her hometown of Asheborough, NC in June of this year, she was 84.

Some on this mailing knew Golda and some may never have met her, if you are one of the latter I’m sorry that you didn’t have the opportunity, because she was a special lady. She was the other half of the Jack and Golda team that made Sport Aviation magazine (and EAA) what it is today. She was a true southern lady, with all of the attributes that go with that distinction.

Jack and Golda were joined at the hip, the only time I recall seeing one without the other was during Airventure when she ran the press building, and Jack was out interviewing pilots. They came to COPPERSTATE every year Jack was alive and always wrote a glowing report on our show in Sport Aviation. Jack wrote two feature articles on my airplanes, the first was on the BD-5 and it appeared in Sportsman Pilot (Jack and Golda’s personal aviation publication). The second was on my RV-6A and it appeared in Sport Aviation. Jack had a unique writing style that personalized the airplane builder and the story line always tied the builder to their planes.

Jack knew more about general aviation aircraft (especially antique and classic) and experimentals than anyone I ever met. Jack passed away in 2011

I will always remember Jack and Golda as friends. Gods speed to you both.

-Bob

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