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Old 03-06-2012, 07:38 PM
jimpappas jimpappas is offline
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Location: Park Ridge, IL
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Default RIP

Sleep well my friend.

My sympathies to his friends and family.
Jim Pappas VAF #13
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Bob Axsom Bob Axsom is offline
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Default I am SO sorry to read this terrible news

2012 was already the worst year of my fairly long life without this additional sad news. I am very bitter about the cancer industry and I would like to see it flat on it's self serving incompetent face with a boot on the back of it's scrawny neck. The decades of blah, blah, give us money and we will walk, run, pray, wear pink, etc. for the cure are wearing me down. So many great people in their prime are dying, not suffering or being inconvienced - THEY ARE DYING! Not because of part failures but because we haven't found out how to effectively treat this disease. We need the best and brightest to work this problem like when we developed the atomic bomb. Forget days off, forget families, movies, vacations and everything not directly related to curing cancer once and for all. Give the project a code word like silverplate and the team gets what ever thay want imediately without the need for justification. If some phoney hanger on is not the best for their job kick them off the team. I needs to be a government project with no compromise - the profit motivated free enterprize system can't get the job done.

Anthony I am so sorry you can't continue on with the life and people you loved. I would have liked to have met and you might have convinced me to work on the engine to get some more speed out of the blue bird. I am very much a loner but I think meeting you would have been a memorable event that I would have benefited from. Again, I am SO sorry to learn this sad news.

Bob Axsom
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:31 PM
rgmwa rgmwa is offline
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Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Sad news. I knew of his battle with cancer and greatly admired his positive attitude. My condolences to his family and friends.
RV-12LR 912ULS
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:13 PM
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Location: Townsend, Montana
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another loss of one of the good guys. RIP Monkey
Retired Dam guy. Life is good.
Brian, N155BKsold but bought back.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:37 AM
thilokind thilokind is offline
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Location: Montabaur, Germany
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Default RIP

I'm very sorry to hear about his passing. Not too long ago he visited me to look at my RV8A project. He was so excited about building an RV himself and from what I understand he finally ordered the kit not too long ago after he moved to Zuerich in Switzerland.

My condolences to his family.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:59 AM
WAM120RV WAM120RV is offline
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Location: Coventry. England
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Default So sad!

From one Island Monkey to another RIP!

Steve Arnold

In completion stage of Loehle P5151
Built and now Flying G.BVLR Vans RV4
Rebuilt G.BDBD Tailwind
Rebuilt G BVTN Kitfox
Built G CDCD RV9A with WAM120
Riveted wings on Glastar G.LEZZ Now (G. SKUA)
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:52 AM
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Location: Huskerland, USA
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Very sad indeed. Cancer sucks.
RV-7 : In the hangar
RV-10 : In the hangar
RV-12 : Built and sold
RV-44 : 4 place helicopter on order.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:06 AM
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Location: Watkinsville, GA
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No Words

Great Memories
Marshall Jacobson

"Miss Sue"

RV-8 80749 slow build taildragger
7.5 year build first flight Dec 2005
SOLD at 540 hours and 10 years of FUN
Watkinsville, Georgia
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:16 AM
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Jerry Fischer Jerry Fischer is offline
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Location: Winder Ga
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Default Todays Flight...

will be in your memory, Island Monkey. Enjoy your journey West.
Jerry Fischer KW4F
VAF# 1646
USS Randolph CVS-15 V-6 Div. AT2
RV7 N364SJ Miss Sandy sold
RV1 N1583 "Mockingbird 1" SOLD
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:57 AM
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Location: Quincy, Florida
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Default Islandmonkey

I did not know Tony, but I always enjoyed everything he wrote on this forum. He appeared to be a very sincere fellow; always concerned about helping someone that was less fortunate than he was. I respect that. I know we would have been good friends.
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