Cynthia Lyons (Illinois)

To all of Cynthia’s friends and flying buddies, I am sad to tell you that Cynthia died yesterday from a recently discovered internal organ cancer. To her family and friends, she will be missed and will be remembered.  To those that didn’t know Cynthia, she was very active in the IAC along with her husband, Dave Underwood. For years they flew a Super Decathalon later transitioning to an Extra 200. Cynthia was a competitor, judge and a lovely lady.


Previous post: August 7, 2010

Cynthia Lyons is based at Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR)  near Chicago, Illinois and flies an Extra 200.

Cynthia Lyons has been an active aerobatic pilot for many years.  She started competing in the IAC with an American Champion Super Decathalon, which she and her husband owned for many seasons, before upgrading to this very rare Extra 200 several years ago. Cynthia currently competes at the Intermediate level.

Cynthia is a member of the granddaddy of all chapters, IAC Chapter 1.


  • Terri Hull
    Posted at 21:35h, 20 August Reply

    Although I didn’t know Cynthia, personally the loss of a person that loved the thrill of flight is felt in all our hearts. Godspeed Cynthia.

  • tina thomas
    Posted at 12:20h, 17 August Reply

    So sorry to hear a fellow avitrix has gone forever skyward..

  • susan
    Posted at 00:04h, 17 August Reply

    Fly well Cynthia… we will miss you here — but you are flying free now.

  • Anne Wright
    Posted at 21:48h, 16 August Reply

    My condolences to Cynthia’s friends and family. I never had the pleasure of meeting her, but she was one of a small group of special people: Ladies who Love Taildraggers!

  • Lorrie
    Posted at 09:07h, 09 August Reply

    Great seeing you again in Kokomo this weekend! Hope you can come over to Moraine, OH for the fly-in. I’ll be there Saturday.

  • Susan
    Posted at 22:35h, 07 August Reply

    Hi Cynthia!!

    Beautiful plane! Beautiful pics! YOU GO GIRL! Hope you showed them all how it’s done this weekend!!! Welcome to the group! Hope to see you around the skies soon!!


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