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This profile was last updated on 12/23/03  and contains information from public web pages.

Founder

Folsom's Air Service
 
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  • Founder
    risky and Folsom's Air Service
Web References
www.folsomsairservice.com
www.folsomsairservice.com, 23 Dec 2003 [cached]
Folsom's Air Service was founded in 1946 by Dick Folsom.
Town of Greenville Maine
www.greenvilleme.org, 1 May 2006 [cached]
Such service is inherently risky and Folsom's Air Service founder, Dick Folsom, Rodney Jr.'s grandfather, had more than one close call over the years.
Longtime bush pilot dies at 83
www.portland.com, 17 April 2002 [cached]
GREENVILLE - Richard "Dick" Folsom, who founded Folsom's Air Service and flew seaplanes over the rugged terrain of the Moosehead Lake region for years, has died at 83.Tourists, fishermen, hunters and loggers turned to Folsom to get them to remote locations long before roads were built on the outskirts of the region.The bush pilot delivered supplies and mail to outposts along the way, used his plane for an air ambulance service when needed, and assisted the Maine Forest Service in firefighting activities.
On Sunday, more than 400 people attended a celebration of Folsom's life at the home of one of his children.People recalled a man of kindness.One example: Folsom always opened up his hangar for the community's New Year's Eve party free of charge.
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Folsom's business catered to everybody, but was especially frequented by the wealthy who needed a lift to and from remote hunting and fishing lodges or to their own exclusive camps.
Longtime bush pilot dies at 83
www.mainebusiness.com, 17 April 2002 [cached]
GREENVILLE - Richard "Dick" Folsom, who founded Folsom's Air Service and flew seaplanes over the rugged terrain of the Moosehead Lake region for years, has died at 83.Tourists, fishermen, hunters and loggers turned to Folsom to get them to remote locations long before roads were built on the outskirts of the region.The bush pilot delivered supplies and mail to outposts along the way, used his plane for an air ambulance service when needed, and assisted the Maine Forest Service in firefighting activities.
On Sunday, more than 400 people attended a celebration of Folsom's life at the home of one of his children.People recalled a man of kindness.One example: Folsom always opened up his hangar for the community's New Year's Eve party free of charge.
Folsom's business catered to everybody, but was especially frequented by the wealthy who needed a lift to and from remote hunting and fishing lodges or to their own exclusive camps.
Folsom's love of flying was so rooted in his home that his children also embraced it.His son Max worked with him over the years, buying the business in 1986 after heart problems sidelined the elder Folsom.
Founder of Folsom’s Air Service in Maine dies at age 83
www.fosters.com, 16 April 2002 [cached]
GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) - Richard "Dick" Folsom, who founded Folsom's Air Service and flew seaplanes over the rugged terrain of the Moosehead Lake region for years, has died at age 83.
Tourists, fishermen, hunters and loggers turned to Folsom to get them to remote locations long before roads were built on the outskirts of the region.
The bush pilot delivered supplies and mail to outposts along the way, used his plane for an air ambulance service when needed, and assisted the Maine Forest Service in firefighting activities.
Folsom died Thursday in Greenville.
On Sunday, more than 400 people attended a celebration of Folsom's life at the home of one of his children.
People recalled a man whose kindness was extended throughout the region.One example: he always opened up his hangar for the community's New Year's Eve party free of charge.
Folsom's business catered to everybody, but was especially frequented by the wealthy who needed a lift to and from remote hunting and fishing lodges in the region or to their own exclusive camps.
Skirting trees, dealing with fast-moving storms and thin lake ice were hazards that bush pilots had to deal with, according to Andrew Stinson, who joined Folsom as a pilot in 1948 and remained until 1956 when he went to work for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
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Folsom and his passenger bailed out into the cold water and managed to get to shore where they warmed themselves in the passenger's camp.
Folsom's love of flying was so rooted in his home that his children also embraced it.His son Max worked with him over the years and purchased the business in 1986 after heart problems sidelined the elder Folsom.
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