Younkin And Franklin, Together


When Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin died in a crash during their Masters of Disaster air show on July 10, it was clear that the two not only had enjoyed working together, but their families also had been involved in the show and were close. That closeness was cemented last month when Kyle Franklin, Jimmy’s only son and his wingwalker, flew his Cub to the airstrip at the Younkin house in Fayetteville, Ark., got down on one knee, and asked Amanda Younkin to marry him. The wedding is set for October in New Mexico. Next year, Kyle plans to return to the air show circuit flying the original Waco Mysteryship. “No plans of Amanda wingwalking for Kyle, yet,” the family said at their Web site. Also at the site, the families of both men have asked anyone with pictures or video of past shows or of the accident, to please send copies.