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I just found out about Mr. Clyde's passing. I was saddened to hear this. Mr. Clyde gave me three checkrides and is instrumental in me continuing to fly as a flight instructor. I will miss knowing he is just a phone call or email away.

Posted by: Donald Neuberg - LaGrange, GA   Apr 23, 2018

I was always honored, and humbled to be in Mr. Shelton's presence. He knew more about aviation, than anyone could ever imagine. He is flight instructing at the highest level now. Thank you for being part of my life, Mr. Shelton.

Posted by: Hardin Randle - Denver, CO   Jun 30, 2017

Sorry for your loss. I'm one of the 1000 plus who took my private check ride from Clyde.

Posted by: Roger Swanson - Lindale, GA   Jun 21, 2017

What a loss to the pilot community. I am very glad that I has a chance to know and meet him.

Posted by: Donnie Underwood - Columbia, TN   Jun 19, 2017

I flew from Atlanta for my private check ride in '97. I probably learned more on that check ride than I did during my training. Was such a great experience. I remember making him laugh on the ride. Hit my first check point right on schedule. He told me my destination was closed. I eyeballed my alternate and made sure that I could use any method at my disposal to navigate to that airport. He said "yes". I still had

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Posted by: Will Bruner - Marietta, GA   Jun 19, 2017

If there ever was a true gentleman from the South, it was Clyde Shelton.

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Posted by: KELLEY - OH   Jun 16, 2017

Mr. Shelton and I met last November for my IFR check ride. I am so thankful for the opportunity to fly with him and his graciousness in dealing with a nervous pilot. I will never forget him bringing me in to MDQ under the hood, all the way to touchdown! I wish I could've known him more. God Bless You Mr. Shelton, till we meet again...

Posted by: Mike Johnson - Decatur, AL   Jun 15, 2017

What a great man he was. I learned not just flight lessons, but life lessons from him. Over come your fears. Don't panic. Know your check list. He made sure I'd always remember the day I solo'd even though I didn't think I was ready. It was the day of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident and I only had 7 hours of instruction. But, I did it! Thank you, Clyde, for almost that you have.

Posted by: Grady Gaston - Huntsville, AL   Jun 14, 2017

From 2006-2009 I spoke with Clyde twice a week and sent ~600 checkrides from our two locations to help towards the 10000. The instructor pool turned over quite a bit, but Clyde was a mainstay. Without him, my job would have been near impossible. I will fondly remember our phone conversations as we worked together to get so many pilots in the air for life. Though it's been years since we've spoken, a big part of my old team is now gone. I'll miss him. In the mean time, I'll be praying for your family and all Clyde's friends.

Posted by: Wylie Jones - Atlanta, GA   Jun 14, 2017