Airshow performer, air racer and all-around great guy Freddy Cabanas was lost in an accident in Cozumel Mexico on Jan 15 2013. Cabanas was flying with an extreme sports reporter from Mexico named Jorge Lopez Vives. The flight was for airshow promotion. Freddy raced at Reno in 2005, 2006 and 2007 flying a Sea Fury, and a couple of P-51s. His line in the Mustang was low and tight, making many photographers smile.
Cabanas enjoyed aerobatics and performed at airshows many times. He is remembered for a great "Flying Farmer" comedy routine. He left a mark on everyone he met and he will be missed.