- Seasonal Helicopter Pilot
- Northern Pioneer Helicopters
- Age: 56
- Year of Death: 2022
On June 26, 2022, Doug was flying the air support for the fire crews on the ground at the Clear Fire in Alaska.
Unfortunately, that evening his helicopter crashed, and he was killed instantly.
Doug was an exceptionally skilled pilot and will be missed terribly by both the aviation and firefighting communities.
Doug was such a wonderful husband, father, and friend to so many.
He was always smiling and so full of life. Everyone always loved to be around him. He had such a beautiful spirit.
He loved to fly and was always the first in line to help in any way he could.
Doug left this earth doing exactly what he loved to do. He now flies with the angels.