PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Scott Foster began learning how to fly about two years ago. He learned the skill in the very plane that went down on Sunday. The crash in Barren County claimed the life of Foster, his 15-year-old son Noah, Kyle Stewart, and Doug Whitaker.
Douglas Hilton is not only Foster's flight instructor but also, his brother-in-law.
“He just caught the bug. Decided from that point he wanted to learn how to fly,” Hilton said.
When Hilton first got word on Sunday that Foster had not returned home when he should have, he became concerned.
“I was nervous. I was scared. I knew something wasn't right.”
He would later learn that Foster's plane crashed 100 miles east of the Somerset airport.
"He was dedicated. He wanted to be good at it; strive to be the best he knew to be. He had the passion burning desire to make it happen," said instructor Zachary Crawford.
Both Hilton and Crawford trained Foster in flying. They described him as passionate.
“He had the passion. Extremely enthusiastic about it. He loved it. Thought he was going to work hard at it,” Crawford said.
Scott and Noah Foster's funeral will be at 11 am Friday at Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset. Doug Whitaker's funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church. Funeral services for Dr. Kyle Stewart will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Baptist Church; visitation will also take place there after 5 Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.