Pete and I were roommates briefly while going through SIU's aviation tech program. We all graduated and headed off on our career paths and sadly never really crossed paths again. But the time we spent together, working on planes and flying them, buzzing other buddies and just having a grand old time will certainly be remembered as the some of the best times of our lives. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Pete really was a very special person in so many ways.
Pete Bankson was a dear friend of mine. I am so sad in his passing as I just read about it today .. "Pete the Pilot" taught me many things about flying and life in general.
Pete worked for my father in Illinois as a corporate pilot and he learned to fly his first lear jet as pilot in command of my father's aircraft.. I remember the super cubs Pete and Ron Anderson use to rebuild.. We went flying many times on weekends playing hide and seek with them.. Omg..We had so many good times, as Pete was like our family member growing up. Always a genuine professional and a true gentleman.Pete Bankson, I will always remember you and so thankful that you were a part of my life. I will never forget you my friend!!
Marnie, Marcy & Tracy - I was so sad to hear of Pete's passing. You all have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad we got to spend time together in '08. I love you all.
Marnie, Tracy, Pete's family: You are in my thoughts & prayers in your time of loss. Pete was a special kid & I know that he was a remarkable man. Sincerely, Kay (Howell) Fritch
Marcy and Marnie, I only had the chance to know Perry for a few days and he made a lasting impression. I hope you and the rest of the family are doing well.