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Old 09-08-2011, 08:07 AM
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Default Jerris Riffel RIP

It is with a heavy heart that I write this today, my father passed away yesterday in a fatal crash in his RV-7. He was a avid pilot and was planning on attending the fly-in this weekend in the badlands. I have put the link to the story below. Still waiting on info on the investegation from the FAA, but I wanted to let anyone who might have known him aware.

http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/P...ySection=story
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:12 AM
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Default Sorry for your loss

That is terrible news....our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:18 AM
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Default Thoughts and prayers

We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

It seems it was yesterday when I was talking to your Dad at OSH. He will be missed.

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:39 AM
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Sorry for your loss!!!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:47 AM
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I met a guy from Texas at OSH who gave me a thorough briefing on the features of the Color Nook at one of the picnic tables one evening in the HBC area.

His name was Jerry and I have strong feeling it was your father. He was an avid reader.

What a neat guy, I am most saddened at your loss.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:19 AM
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As we prepare to leave for the same flyin this morning I happened to read this. I didnt know your dad but am very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:00 AM
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Default An Aviator Father

I am so sorry for your loss. To be a fellow aviator with your dad was an amazing blessing, one that will provide you with many memories. Please know that those of us who have lost our dads are hurting with you.
Sincerely,
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:28 AM
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Default Very Sorry

Prayers to your family.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:31 AM
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I'm so, so very sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do just let me know.

With a heavy heart and prayers to your family,

Doug
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:50 AM
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To echo everyone's sentiments...sorry for your loss...thats a tough one.
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