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Old 12-09-2019, 10:21 PM
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Tom, I am so sorry for your loss.

Dave Grimmer
RV8 N46LG for Lynda
Edmonds WA
paid 2019
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:29 PM
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Location: Oceanside, California
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Tom, I am so sorry to hear the news. I offer our Condolences and prayers.
2019 dues paid.
RV7 empennage acquired and the "journey" has officially begun. Wings are here!
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:46 AM
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Location: Sierra Nevada
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Prayers and condolences. Glad to hear you are OK, but be honest with yourself and reach out to someone when you need to. Grief can be both good and bad.
Mike C.
Sierra Nevada
RV-6A bought flying (for sale soon)
Super-8 bought flying
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:44 PM
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Location: LSGY
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Tom, please accept my sincere condolences to you, your family, and everyone that knew and loved Suzanne. I hope that at some point you can share some things about her with those of us who didn't have the opportunity to meet her in person. Kind regards.
Mickey Coggins
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:23 PM
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Location: Green Cove Springs, FL
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Tom, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Con Kelley

Empennage and wings need tips
Fuselage kit "finished" (for the moment)
Finish kit and FWF in progress
Hartzell CS
NIB $35,000 Paperweight: Aerosport Power IO-360 with the inferior Superior crank, Dual Pmags, AFP FM200 FI

Hangar construction at 7FL4 finished.
Home construction at 7FL4 under way.

C-172 at KCRG (sold)
C-150 at 7FL4 (sold)
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:56 PM
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Location: Victoria, Canada
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Tom, you are a class act. You have seen more than your fair share of challenges. We are all very sorry for your loss.

(Flying with TS Flightlines hoses since 2013)
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Harmon Rocket complete
Part of EAA award-winning OnSpeed team
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Victoria, BC (Summer)
Chandler, Az (Winter)
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:13 PM
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Location: Maple Grove, MN
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Tom, I am very sorry for your loss.
F Huber
RV-7A flying
2019 Dues paid
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:59 PM
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Location: Tuttle, Oklahoma
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Very saddened to hear this. Like so many others, I have only spoken with you on the phone and via email. That does not diminish the heartfelt sorrow I feel in hearing this. Please, if there is anything any of us can do, we are here for you.

Live Long And Prosper! 🖖🏻
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:44 PM
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Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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Tom, so sorry. My condolences.
R-22 sold.
RV-8 AW Cert 02-09-17
N82 Sierra Tango
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Dues gladly paid thru Nov. 2021(my reminder)
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:33 PM
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All---again thank you so much for the very kind thoughts and support during this very difficult time. It doesnt matter if you have a loved one pass suddenly or have 2 years to prepare, the void is very real. Some of you already have known that, and have offered much appreciated advise. In laws left for home this morning---house very quiet. Even her dog is looking for her. (Guess thats why I'm up at midnight writing this.)

Suzanne beat cancer at it own game-----it cant hurt her any more, cant weaken her because she's in heaven---or at least has a ticket to go. Right now she's flying higher than I ever have, looking down on us. At least I believe so.
Babe----make room for Tim----he's on the next shuttle--.

For all of you----I'm working. I may not be myself, but will try to give the best service I can----Steve and our team have been awesome and have given me the flexibility to take care of Suzanne, and now me during this time. But---we must go on. The one thing constant in life is change as we all know. Mine just changed dramatically, but I'll come out better, stronger, probably not taller, but better able to help all of you. Going to take some time, and I greatly appreciate all the texts, emails and phone calls.

Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC, AS Flightlines
Joint Venture with Aircraft Specialty
Teflon Hose Assemblies for Experimentals
Proud Vendor for RV1, Donator to VAF
RV7A Tail Kit Completed, Fuse started-Pay as I go Plan, on hold while we develop new products for RV builders
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