Bert B. Overfield, 77, who dedicated over 40 years to general aviation, died on July 18 after a long-term battle with emphysema and a short-term battle with pancreatic cancer. Overfield, of Keller, Texas, began his career in 1956 as a design engineer with Cessna. He went to Lear Jet in 1962 to help design the first Lear Jet (Model 23) with Bill Lear. His career then took him back to Cessna as project engineer, and project manager on the A-37 attack aircraft. In 1978, Overfield went to Piper ...

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