Update: The families of Mark Nowosielski and Nathan Sorenson have finalized plans for a joint celebration of life on Saturday, February 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Peach State Airport (GA2) in Williamson, Georgia.
Friends and family of Mark and Nathan have established a Twin Tigers Memorial Fund GoFundMe campaign to help defray funeral expenses with any balance remaining to be used to help fund a scholarship to memorialize Mark and Nathan.
In lieu of flowers, the Sorensons have requested that donations be made in Nathan’s memory to www.konos.org or www.thefoundryschool.org, the two schools Nathan attended, or to your local animal shelter.
Original Post: Twin Tigers Aerobatic Team pilot Mark Nowosielski was killed Saturday when the small aircraft he was piloting crashed in Coweta County, Georgia. The crash also killed the son of his Twin Tigers team mate Mark Sorenson, Nathan.
The flight was not part of an airshow practice or performance. According to one news report, Mark had just purchased the Mustang II, a two-seat home-built aircraft similar to a Van’s RV series.
Mark was a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and started flying aerobatics in 2006, eventually becoming a member of the US Unlimited Aerobatic Team. As part of the Twin Tigers team, he was awarded the 2019 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship this past July. The act featured two Yak-55s painted in distinctive tiger-striped schemes and a special smoke ring generator. For night shows, Mark flew his Yak with Tron-like LED strips highlighting the wings and fuselage. Mark was also a Boeing 737 pilot for Southwest Airlines.