Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear this from here at Airventure. You guys were instrumental in getting me through building my RV-9A with podcasts to listen to. He always said Oshkosh was about the people you meet and it is so true.

— Bruce T. Hill (@BruceTHill) July 26, 2022

I am so sad to learn of Dave’s passing… He was fun to be around and I will miss his presence

— Howie Marlin, M.Ed., LADC1, CIP, RCP (@Hmarlin) July 26, 2022

So sorry to hear this, but glad to have had him in my life through the podcast and a few in person chats at Airventure. He will be missed.

— Frank Szczerba (@fszczerba) July 29, 2022

So sad to hear this. As a long time listener I have loved the insight and experience Dave brought to the podcast. To Jack and Jeb (and his many friends) Kia kaha from New Zealand.

— andrewfp (@andrewfp) July 27, 2022

I am so sorry to hear that. What a sweet man he was. My sympathies to the UCAP family and all who loved him.

— Ann Huzzmeyer (@huzzmeyer) July 26, 2022

He was an amazing part of the crew. Wish I had to a chance to meet him in person. He will be missed

— John Weiser (@johncweiser) July 27, 2022

Oh no! I will miss hearing his voice, reading his words, and seeing him at OSH with the gang.

— Jeff Ward (@scofreyjet) July 26, 2022

This one hurts. So many hours spent smiling, laughing, and even saying "Huh? Really?!! No way!" while listening to Dave and The UCAP Gang. My condolences to Dave's family and many friends and especially the UCAP folks. He will be long remembered. #legendary

— Mike Whaley (@MerlinFAC) July 26, 2022

I am so saddened to hear this news. I feel fortunate to have been able to meet him once.

— Jayson Slabach (@slabach) July 27, 2022

That's so sad . Always enjoyed his take on everything .

— bob stinger (@bobjstinger) July 27, 2022

Damn damn damnit. I wish he had flown a lot more so that time would have been added to his lifespan.

— Rik L (@rikchev) July 28, 2022

I accept that everyone dies and death is a part of living, but this one hits me right in my feely spot. Dave Higdon is a class act, and he will be truly missed.

— David Allen (@DaveFlys) July 27, 2022

We’re all thinking about you guys.

— Steve Tupper (@StephenForce) July 27, 2022

I'm so very sorry to hear this. Condolences to all of you.

— Sean Moody 🎥🎙📝📺 (@SeanMoodyNews) July 26, 2022

Very sorry to hear this. I was just pulling a rivet at the one week wonder today and wondering if maybe Dave had convinced Charlie Becker to enlist some help in finishing his kit! Tailwinds Dave!

— Sam Doolittle (@SamDoolittle2) July 26, 2022

Very sad to hear. I have been a fan of the podcast from the early days. He will be truly missed.

— AV8OR51 (@krish_tiger) July 27, 2022

I am sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My condolences go out to his close friends and family.

— Cory Syvenky 🇨🇦 (@cowtowncor) July 27, 2022

I miss Dave -- long time friend, and a terrific gentleman. He had an amazing life that seems to have ended far too quickly.

— Jim G (@pilotjimg) July 27, 2022

Sorry to hear this. Condolences to all family and friends.

— Rick Sheppe (@ricksheppe) July 27, 2022

As someone who’s enjoyed the podcast since the early days, I found Dave a consistent source of aviation knowledge, humor and kindness. His sweet demeanor was so evident when speaking of Annie, his late wife. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. Tailwinds.

— SpamCanAviator (@oneofdozens) July 26, 2022

I’m very sorry for your loss.

— Jo Hunter (@futureshox) July 26, 2022

Sad to hear this. I've listened to UCP since the beginning and it will not be the same.

— Blake Carlson (@blakescarl) July 27, 2022

Very sad to hear this news. Thoughts to all his friends and family. Never met Dave in real life but he has always been a voice in my head.

— David Watkin (@DaveW1701) July 26, 2022

I’m so sorry for his family and friends. I only met him a couple times. Each time he was gracious and happy to talk about airplanes and aviation. I’m going to miss hearing him as one of the voices in my head.

— Malcolm (@MalcolmTeas) July 26, 2022

May Our Memories of Dave Be a Blessing to All Who Loved Him.

— Hillel Glazer 🖖🛩️ (@hi11e1) July 26, 2022

I was wearing my UCAP shirt yesterday at KidVenture so a few more would know “Time spent flying is not subtracted from your lifespan “. Say Hi to Launchpad, Glen and Tom P. RIP

— Dan Coyne (@Swimdad5) July 26, 2022

This makes me sad. Dave will be missed.

— Bill Williams (@billwil) July 27, 2022

Very sorry to read this. 😢 Have enjoyed listening to Dave's take on aviation for many years. Condolences.

— Evan Schoo ✈ (@evan_schoo) July 26, 2022

I'm so sorry to hear the news. I'm heartbroken. Dave was kind enough to spend some time chatting to me at Oshkosh and SnF over the years. I'm so sorry Jack and Jeb.

— Neil (@pilot_ngb) July 26, 2022

An incomparable wit who will be missed greatly. RIP

— ryanlaw (@ryanlaw) July 28, 2022

I'm heartbroken. Never met him but I looked forward to every episode. Godspeed Dave

— Tad Yergey 🇺🇦 (@tadyergey) July 27, 2022

My condolences guys, thats such sad news to receive.

— Almestad (@flaps40) July 26, 2022

As I walk the ground at Oshkosh today all I see are gray beards. Makes me sad. My best to you all. RIP Dave

— Turtle49 (@Turtle496) July 27, 2022

So sorry to hear that. My condolences.

— Randy Walberg (@zojirushi) July 27, 2022

Oh no. I am so sad to hear Dave passed :( he was a so wonderful person and loved to chat with him.

— Sam W (@wiredforflight) July 26, 2022

Sad to hear, I always enjoyed his commentary and he seemed like a good person

— David Rouse (@rouseworld) July 26, 2022

I am so sorry to hear this. Peace on his family and friends.

— Larry Overstreet (@larryoverstreet) July 26, 2022

That is so sad to hear. Such a wealth of knowledge. Such an Icon in Aviation will be hard, nay, impossible to replace.
I will certainly go flying in his memory because " time spent flying is not subtracted from my lifespan"
May the podcast continue in his memory.

— David Wookey (@WooksAmesbury) July 26, 2022

I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences

— Steven Hyde (@stevenhyde77) July 27, 2022

Oh no. I am truly saddened by this news.

— M Fraser 🇨🇦 (@MEIN_VW) July 26, 2022

Oh my goodness! I am so very sorry to hear this! We’ve lost too many good ones in the last year. 😢

— Jennifer 🇺🇦💙💛✈️ (@Jen_Niffer) July 26, 2022

My deepest condolences and warmest live to the UCAP team in memory of Dave.

— Rich Fraser (@richmanwisco) July 26, 2022

Our condolences from the EAA Radio staff.

— EAA Radio (@eaaradio) July 26, 2022

Finally able to catch up to the podcasts, so very sad to hear of Dave’s passing. He added a lot to an already great podcast. He will be missed. Keep up the great work guys.

— Les Eaves (@les_d_eaves) August 1, 2022