Peter Edee VINSANT

St. Petersburg, Florida


VINSANT, Peter Edee 82, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 surrounded by family. He died peacefully in his sleep after fighting a three-month battle against lymphoma.Peter "Pete" Vinsant was born on January 24, 1935 in Pawnee City, Nebraska, to Ray and Gwendolyn Vinsant. He spent much of...

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Whenever a gaggle of NWA pilots gather and talk get's around to some of the "Good Guys" they have flown with: Pete Vinsant will be among the first mentioned. A calm, cool and collected Captain, Pete was a good stick and fun to be around. It was not work when you were flying with Pete Vinsant.

So sorry to hear the sad news of Peters passing. We will miss our friendly conversations and his smiling face around Bacopa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wendy and all the family.

Linda and Bob Moore

I remember the best of times when the 3 of us flew together. Pete was a class act and will be missed by all. You have Jeannie's and my deepest sympathy.

Wendy, my most heartfelt condolences.....WHAT an absolute gentleman Pete was to fly with! I flew as Pete's copilot many times through the '70's -- I particularly bid his schedule. I ALWAYS so enjoyed flying with him -- and learned a great deal from the man -- a true Captain.... a true professional...with a wonderful sense of humor (including about himself....).

WENDY AND FAMILY. My condolences on Pete's passing. I have know him for many years at NWA and the Navy. Actually flew out to pick up Pete and his crew in Pennsylvania after the fire. I always enjoyed flying with Pete over the years. He will be missed sorry to hear of Pete's passing. He was a joy to fly with, to be around, and to know. Our prayers go out to you and Pete and your family. May you find peace in his memory and comfort in the Lord.

Pete always had a positive attitude! We all loved his jokes and stories!! Sail on my friend! We'll see you on the other side!!

Wendy , so sorry to hear about Pete's passing . In all my years at NWA , I never flew with an individual I liked and respected , more than he !!! He was my #1 favorite pilot to work with and be with during my career. I saw the love he had for you and want you to know that he'll always be in my thoughts and prayers !! Chuck Rogers - Bozeman , MT

Dear Wendy & Family, It was a delight to know Pete for so many years. He was a
Gentle-Man indeed. We have many fond memories with the two of you.
You are in our thoughts. With our deep, heartfelt sympathies,
Mary & Giff Jones