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scottmillhouse 11-30-2017 11:09 AM

RV-9A themed funeral
 
My 9A was sold a few years ago when I switched to LSA. It passed hands a couple of times with James Swilley being the last owner. I contacted the latest owner to chat and found out he passed away. His family raved about how he loved the plane and made it a big part of his last year. They also gave me permission to post pictures of his aviation themed funeral. A sign shop wrapped the casket to match my color scheme and they had a fly over with a missing man. First picture of the flying plane was when it was mine from the Petit Jean event 2013. As they said "Life is Good" especially with a RV. Also notice that the picture shows him as "Gone Flying". A great tribute!





seward747 11-30-2017 11:27 AM

Wow, what a tribute indeed. Looks like he did indeed enjoy a good life.
Thanks for sharing this, and my condolences to the family,

Doug
Seattle area

Mike S 11-30-2017 11:47 AM

Fantastic way to go!!

Like the 57 Nomad hearse :D

rv7boy 11-30-2017 01:03 PM

Excellent post, Scott. Not many of us (if any!) think our paint scheme will also be used on a casket.

As Mike said, I also like the 57 Nomad hearse. Not many of those still around.

Thanks for sharing with us. Methinks this will catch Doug's eyes for Friday's edition. ;)

Dugaru 11-30-2017 01:06 PM

Wow
 
None of us gets out of here alive. But few of us get such an awesome sendoff.

My hat is off to him and to his family!

ronschreck 12-01-2017 04:59 AM

Now I have truly seen it all! I can imagine that he died with a RV Grin on his face. Tailwinds to the happy pilot.

bkervaski 12-01-2017 08:06 AM

This is fantastic! What a great way to go.

AttackPilot64 12-01-2017 08:28 AM

RV Grin
 
What an Awesome way to go!
Blue Skies my friend


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