I sold Tony a tail-wheel recently for a project he was working on and really enjoyed chatting with him. Yes, he will be missed but thanks to many, not forgotten.
I have lost many of friends in Forty-plus years of aviation and in just about every aspect of flying including Combat. I've been to countless funerals and missing man fly-bys and stood next to pregnant widows, grieving families and children. It never gets any easier but it constantly reminds us that our time here is short and the need to be ready for eternity.
I'm ready, RU?