In Memory of Robert Odegaard
Robert Odegaard, 66, of Kindred North Dakota, died Friday September 7 when his 1945 Super Corsair airplane went down at the Barnes County Municipal Airport at 5:55 p.m, the Highway Patrol said. Witnesses said Odegaard was attempting a barrel roll prior to the crash.
Robert was a certified flight instructor, holding single-engine, multi-engine, helicopter, glider, and floatplane licenses with type ratings in over 10 aircraft including LearJet, Citation, and DC-3. He also held a rare “All Makes and Models” authorization for flying surplus military aircraft. Many young pilots consider him a mentor. He has soloed numerous students, including his two sons. Perhaps his dedication to the future of aviation is best illustrated by Duggy, a DC-3 painted bright yellow with a smiling face. Duggy excites young people at air shows around the country.