EAA Mourns Death of Long-Time Aircraft Technician
October 20, 2011 – EAA staff members are mourning the loss of co-worker Ted Mosman, whose expertise in aircraft maintenance kept EAA’s B-17 and Ford Tri-Motor flying on tour for the past 20 years. Mosman died on Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 57.
Mosman, an Iowa native, joined EAA in 1980 when the organization’s headquarters were in the Milwaukee area, then made the move to Oshkosh with EAA in the early 1980s. He was an integral part of EAA’s B-17 and Tri-Motor restorations, and worked on every aircraft owned by the organization. He also assisted air show performers and others who hangared aircraft at the Kermit Weeks Flight Research Center during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
“Whenever we needed something done on the B-17 when it was on the road, Ted was right there and was a natural mechanic,” EAA Founder Paul Poberezny said. “He’d always go along on the test flight afterward and listen to make sure everything was right.”
A memorial service for Mosman will be held Saturday, October 22, at 1 p.m. at the Fergus Chapel on the EAA grounds in Oshkosh.
Click here for Ted’s full obituary.