Half Moon Bay Airport Honors One of their Own

  • Dec 8, 2015 8:53pm GMT

On Tuesday, December 8th, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution naming the Half Moon Bay Airport airfield after famed aviator and airshow performer, Eddie Andreini. His Daughter-in-law, Sandra Andreini, approached Airport Supervisor, Don Horsley with the idea a couple months after Andreini’s death.

“He was so well known in the circles of aviation, especially with people who do stunt flying; he was really an icon with that group of folks,” Horsley said last week. “It was a tragic end, but he died doing what he loved.”

“I wanted to do this for the people here that miss and love him,” Sandra said of her father-in-law. “It’s not just for Eddie and us – it’s for the community.”

Eddie Andreini died due to an aircraft fire despite safely landing the plane while inverted. Because of his modified enclosed cockpit and delayed emergency response, he was unable to escape in time.