Kevin Fryar is a man blessed in more ways than one.
In June of 2004 he separated from the Air Force where he served as a weather reconnaissance officer. A talented meteorologist, he soon secured a job with the National Weather Service to work with in the Atlanta Air Traffic Control Center. An aviation meteorologist, he scouts and forecasts the weather to help air traffic control assist the thousands of airplanes flying in his region on any given day.
Being officially out of the Air Force he had the opportunity to pursue his childhood dream of being one of the elite "Hurricane Hunters" with the Air Force Reserve. This highly skilled and daring group of weather scientists are the ones you see on TV who fly directly into oncoming hurricanes to study them and collect data. Having worked up to this goal for some time, he was finally accepted into the 53 rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.
On a parallel track, Kevin is a Mustang enthusiast of the highest order. He has owned a 1998 Roush Stage 2 Mustang for some time and has been active in the hobby. It was at about this point in his life and career when opportunity struck. A friend on an internet forum alerted him to a 2003 Roush Cobra Mustang that was for sale. Not only was this car 1 of only 5 "Terminator" Cobras built and serialized by Roush Performance that year, but it was also a 10 th Anniversary Cobra. The striking red Cobra sported the special charcoal and red interior. With the Roush body package and wheels, it really turned heads. Fortunately, he was able to buy the rare Mustang when opportunity knocked.
By September 2004, he had to begin training for his new side-job with the Hurricane Hunters. Enroute to Shaw AFB in North Carolina for specialized training, he and his wife were driving through the remnants of Hurricane Frances. In that bad weather in South Carolina on September 6th, tragedy stuck.