Aviation Community Mourns Passing of Carl “Chub” Wheeler
The Midwest Aviation community mourns the passing of aviation icon Carl “Chub” Wheeler September 17 at the age of 103. Chub began his flying career at Curtiss-Steinberg Airport, now St. Louis Downtown Airport, and received his pilot’s license in 1935. He became an instructor before and during World War II, airport manager and corporate pilot. He was a Life Member of the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum that resides in historic 1929 Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2 at the airport, and 2014 inductee into the IL Aviation Hall of Fame. Our condolences go out to his family and our aviation family as well. Below, “Chub” Wheeler with daughter, Mary Kay, September 13, 2015.