Larry L. Risley



Age: 59


Summary: founder and chief executive officer of Mesa Airlines in Farmington, New Mexico who had purchased Mesa Air Shuttles for $140,000 with his wife Janie and changed the name to Mesa Airlines in 1982 from the assets of a single-airplane charter service he started two years earlier before it grew from a company that had amassed a fleet of 135 aircraft flying under code-sharing arrangements with US Airways, America West and United Airlines from one aircraft and one route to cover 48 cities with 24 aircraft.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: October 27, 1944


Died: September 22, 2004


Location: Austin, Texas