CALDWELL COUNTY -- A small aircraft went down Thursday November 1 around 6 a.m. along the Hays-Caldwell County Line, near San Marcos. The pilot didn't survive. FAA Investigators identified him as 66-year-old Clarence Schollmeyer of Kildeer, North Dakota.
KVUE spoke to Schollmeyer's son, Mike, who says his father was getting a paint job done on the plane. He liked the work they do in Texas so he decided to fly here.
"He was the kind of man who would do anything for anyone, no questions asked. Everyday I try to be more like him," said Mike Schollmeyer.
Mike says his father is an aeronautical engineer, a farmer and inventer. Two years ago he sold the farm and went back to his passion, flying. He bought a 320 Cessna Skyknight.
"His favorite thing in the world to do was fly. The only thing he ever bought was that plane, " said Mike Schollmeyer.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. According to the FAA's website, Schollmeyer got his license to fly a year ago and had a clear record.