Dorman Arthur Cannon
August 19, 1933 - July 4, 2021

Dorman Arthur Cannon

Dorman Arthur Cannon
Aug 19, 1933 - Jul 4, 2021

Dorman Arthur Cannon
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On Sunday, July 4th, Dorman Cannon, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away at the age of 87.

Dorman married his high school sweetheart Patricia, and raised their son Brad. Dorman was a proud TCU Horned Frog alumni, United States Marine helicopter pilot, Flight Instructor, and a Bell Helicopter Chief Test Pilot.

He was admired for his accomplishments developing and flying the XV-15 and V-22 Tiltrotor aircrafts. He had a passion for dove hunting and competitive skeet shooting. He was known for his "golden hands" while flying, high intellect, quick wit, and strong willed spirit. He was a great American Patriot.

He is survived by his grandson Jacob, grand daughter in law Meagan, and their three children, Blaze, Hadley and Jax.


Barbara Gardner on Sep 27, 2021

Pat, I just found out Dorman passed away. Fond memories come to mind. Can imagine he and Tom having a conversation about their helicopter days together in Paks River and Arlington for starters. He was a fine man.

God bless you and be with yo you, Barbara Gardner

Ken Skoczlas on Jul 13, 2021

I remember working with him at the Bell Flight test center many years ago and really appreciated his help on my projects!

P.D. Shabay on Jul 12, 2021

Dorman was an icon at Bell Helicopter. If anyone mentioned the development of the Tilt-Rotor Programs, the first name to come up was Dorman Cannon. My prayers for his family.

Dave and Nora Heverly on Jul 10, 2021

In Memory of Dorman Cannon. We will miss our dear friend and neighbor. Our condolences to the family.

Bill Spruce on Jul 8, 2021

In Memory of Dorman Cannon. It was an HONOR to work for years on V22 #1 as lead Flight Test Engr. His courage & dedication were a great example.



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