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Silverthorne town councilman Jon Bird was a pilot, angler and selfless father

Posted on Sunday, 3rd May 2015 | Frisco

Jon Bird was the sort to show his friendship by throwing you behind the controls of a single-prop airplane.Well, not quite, at least in Andy Spinner’s case. Bird took care of the hard part — takeoff, navigation, a tricky high-alpine landing outside of Leadville — and simply wanted to share aviation’s more technical aspects with a trusted buddy.So halfway over Lake Dillon on a clear, still day a few years back, Bird briefly passed the reigns to Spinner. The veteran pilot let his surprised co-pilot steady the controls for a half-minute or so while he sent a quick text, then …

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