David Albert Miller made his final airworthy destination, soaring amongst the Angels. David died at home under Hospice Care on Tuesday, November 28, due to complications related to Parkinson Disease. David was born to John Miller and Eva Margaret Stone on February 27, 1945, in Hartford, Connecticut. He lived in Connecticut getting his elementary education prior to the family moving to Florida.
His love of aviation bloomed as a young teenager working at Lantana Airport in Palm Beach County, Florida where he earned his private pilot license while attending Palm Beach Jr. College to achieve his A.A. He later continued his education at Thomas Edison State College where he earned his B.S. degree in Aviation Science.
During his aviation career he received aviation ratings in Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial Privileges, Sea Glider, CFI Airplane Single/Multi engine and Instrument, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, with Inspection Authorization as Chief pilot, and Captain totaling over 15,000 flying hours.
David served as Airport Liaison Representative, and Basic Accident Investigation for ALPA National and was a certified instructor for the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks, ND, teaching Advanced Accident Investigation classes, and later an instructor at Flight Safety International where he taught Westwind ground school and Simulator FAA check rides.
He was the President of Aviation Support Services, Inc. located in Millville and Downstown, N.J. where he was restoring a 1942 Waco airplane.
In April 2021, he was awarded the prestigious awards from "The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award" and "The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award" presented to him by the Federal Aviation Administration for fifty years of exemplary aviation flight experience, distinguished professionalism, and steadfast commitment to aviation safety.
David is survived by three sons, Jonn Miller, Seth Miller, (Silvia), Christopher Miller, and three grandchildren, Samantha Miller, Eve Miller, Joseph Miller, sister: Mary Taylor, (Michael), brother: Peter Miller, (Karen), and the love of his life Nancy Carpenter.
Visitation hours will be Wednesday, December 6th between 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home, 2755 S. Lincoln Avenue, Vineland, N.J. In lieu of flowers, the family requests considered donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research or to Teen Aviation of New Jersey www.teenaviationnj.com