In late November, long time EAA member and First Wing member, Nick Woll died at age 82. As part of his estate plan he left a gift to EAA Aviation Foundation to further EAA's education and outreach programs.
Nick held a commercial pilot's license and used his aircraft to further his business interests through the N. Woll and Company. Through his work, he left an indelible foot print on aviation as he was a consultant to the FAA in developing the global positioning system for worldwide navigation.
He was a mentor to many and never tired of sharing the wonder and excitement of aviation. In addition to his passion for aviation he spent more than 20 years in search of the Dorado, a U.S. submarine attacked by "friendly fire" during WWII which was then never seen nor heard from again.
In addition to his membership in EAA, Nick was past president of the Illinois Association of Electricity and Electronics Educators, life member of Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society), Epsilon Pi Tau (Industrial Education Honor Society), life senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and past executive council member and section chairman for the Illinois State Academy of Science.