All accidents have the potential for tragic endings, such was the case of the
owner of the Fremont Progress Airport … killed in an airplane crash Sunday along with five others.
as noted by WBNS 10TV
“It was just kind of an accident. He was giving airplane rides. He always gives charity air rides,” said Gene Damschroder’s son, Rex Damschroder. … The Lions Club of Fremont on Sunday held a fly-in breakfast, inviting nearby pilots to fly to the airport and display their planes. After the event, Damschroder offered visitors a chance to go up in planes for the cost of fuel, according to a poster at the airport. It wasn’t clear whether those on board had taken Damschroder up on his offer.
What are the liability issues here? Should the Lions Club be concerned? For those who are owner/operators, what are the issues when someone rides in your aircraft? For those who fly in other’s aircraft, what concerns should they have before accepting a ride?