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“Just a good all-around person,” Pedersen said.
Pedersen said local fliers are reeling at the news.
“The flight community is a tight group of people with a common passion,” he said. “Anytime something happens to somebody, you certainly feel it.”
He helped make Rocky Mountain House a destination for aerobatic fliers, said Pedersen.
“He created an environment here that would be conducive to that type of flying,” he said. “Which is a very demanding sport. It takes a lot of skill and expertise and showmanship.”
Pedersen said Fowler’s skill and experience make the tragedy that much more shocking.
“It just brings it home to the rest of us pilots that you have to be extra diligent and careful,” he said. “It can happen to anybody.”
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