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Old 09-21-2020, 05:45 PM
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Default RV-8 down in Hilliard Fl

According to the news an RV-8 crashed today in Hilliard FL killing the pilot, no passenger aboard. No info yet as to the owner.

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Old 09-21-2020, 06:32 PM
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Not a great weather day. Nor'easter for last 3 days.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:59 PM
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These are happening far too often.
Carl, you have that right. Scary and sad.

Sorry for the families involved.
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:29 PM
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Unfortunately the tail number reported (N800PB) belongs to a friend of mine who keeps his RV-8 two doors down from my hangar at Palm Coast (KFIN) airport. The reports are confirmed, it was him and he did not survive the crash. I went by the airport today and everyone is stunned.

RIP Bill.
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:57 PM
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Sorry to hear that. Yes, it seems way too many lately. Even though one anytime is one too many.

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Old 09-23-2020, 07:22 AM
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One a day since September 1st. Not a great month for GA.
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:45 PM
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We had a small service for Bill at our airport today attended by 23 local pilots. Bill's wife and son (Major Airline Pilot) also attended and as you can imagine they are still in stunned disbelief. We tried to keep it as a "See you later" and not a "Goodbye".

One of the local female pilots read the poem "Flying West" by Capt Michael Larkin (TWA Ret) as a tribute to his life. For those that have not read the poem I attached it as a link to this post.

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