Nathan Finney Obituary and Cause of Death
Nathan Finney, a beloved member of the aviation community in Bloomington, Indiana, met an untimely end in a plane crash. His passion for flying, commitment to learning, and adventurous spirit left a lasting impact on those who shared the skies with him. Remembered fondly, Nathan’s presence will be deeply missed.
In the tight-knit community of aviation enthusiasts, the passing of a fellow pilot is felt profoundly. Nathan Finney wasn’t just a pilot; he was a passionate aviator whose love for flying soared beyond the clouds. His journey included training sessions and shared moments of joy as he explored the next chapters of his flying passions.
One notable memory was the day Nathan took to the skies in his new 22T aircraft. The thrill of introducing him to the intricacies of the aircraft and assisting in his development as a pilot was a shared joy among fellow aviators. A standout moment was an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) training session, where Nathan navigated the skies above the clouds with enthusiasm and determination.
Nathan’s dedication to mastering the art of flying was evident, especially during a challenging night approach in IFR conditions into his home airport, Bloomington Municipal Airport (BMG). Night flying demands heightened awareness, and Nathan embraced the challenge with a sense of adventure, showcasing his commitment to becoming a proficient aviator.
Tragically, on the day before Thanksgiving, Nathan Finney lost his life in a Shelby County plane crash. The Cirrus SR22 Turbo, which he had recently purchased and was learning to fly, crashed in a cornfield near Fairland at 4:46 p.m. The incident occurred around 55 miles northeast of Bloomington, close to the Shelbyville Municipal Airport.
The aviation community, as well as family and friends, are mourning the loss of Nathan Finney. His impact on the community, both in the skies and through his ventures as the president and founder of Finney Hospitality Group, will be remembered with gratitude and respect.