Our fellow Squadron member and good friend, Gonzalo “Gonzo” Saavedra passed on Jan 31, 2023. Coincidentally, Gonzo had cancer very similar to our departed friends Sam Wright and Ed Woodson (may they rest in peace, note Gonzo was good friends with Sam and his family) Gonzo seemed simply fearless and incredibly positively about the hope and optimism he had. Gonzo spoke of this very openly and I felt such hope for him. Always a gentlemen, he loved aviations of all types. And if you talked to him about aviation, he always ended up talking about his family. It is truly a sad day to have to announce this. RIP Gonzo.