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Old 10-12-2018, 10:03 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chile, Valparaiso
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Default Redline Airshow Crash

Bad news from Culpeper, Virginia the images from an helicopter show one redline crashed and police inform that the pilot passed away.

From Chile our prayers for the pilot, his family and the whole team.

I dont know if was Ken or Jon.
Hern?n Santib??ez
Valpara?so, Chile

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Old 10-13-2018, 04:21 AM
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Danny King Danny King is offline
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Default Very Sad Day

I am very sad this morning. It?s 5am. The day has just begun and I learn that the RV community has lost Jon. What a terrible loss. He will be sorely missed!
I pray for his family and all those that loved him. We morn with you.
God bless you.
Danny King
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:55 AM
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Default Very sad

I’m over in the Uk and learned of this a few hours ago.

Very very sad, a huge loss. I bought an engine from Jon a few years back, he was a true gentleman.

So sad and upsetting.
Simon Hitchen
Port Perry, ON, Canada
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:17 AM
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Default Tragic

Jon installed my Garmin panel, was always willing to help me solve problems, and was funny as ****! Great guy--great stick--tragic loss for VAF.

Deepest condolences to his wife, daughter, son, and family.

Billy Bie
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:24 AM
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What sad news!

John was a great guy, so full of life, always smiling! What a tragedy!

My prayers for John and Ken's families.
Bill R.
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:24 AM
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A truly sad start to the day. Prayers for Ken and John’s family.
Scott Flandermeyer
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Fayettevile, GA

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Old 10-13-2018, 05:31 AM
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Default Bad Day

Jon flew chase for me for my first flight. I will always remember his smooth and soothing radio communications. It was just right. He always had a smile and a great sense of humor. He will be missed. Condolences to his family.
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:38 AM
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Condolences to all family members.

Godspeed Jon

Bruce (BOOMER) Pauley
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:50 AM
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Default We lost one of the best last night.

I was on my way to AirVenture last year when Jon called me. Ken had fallen from a scaffolding at a job site and shattered his elbow. Would I step in and lead Redline for the remainder of the season? I had to think on it for about five seconds. And that began one of the most enjoyable flying gigs of my entire life. I met up with Greg Koontz at Oshkosh and took a quick eval to re-qualify for my SAC card and then off to Cincinnati for a few days of practice with Jon. I met Jon and Ken some years earlier at one of the formation clinics we used to host in North Carolina. The two of them eventually landed slots on Team Aerodynamix. The three of us resigned from the team at the end of the 2014 season. They had already been flying their 2-ship air show routine for some time and now they dived into it with such gusto that they soon became a premiere air show act on their own. I was so proud of their accomplishments. I thought I was fully retired until that call from Jon. Now, in a blink of an eye he's gone. I was hoping to awake this morning and discover it was just a bad dream. My thoughts are with Deb and their two grown kids, Alex and Haley.
Tailwinds, Jon.

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Old 10-13-2018, 05:54 AM
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Prayers for family and friends, they are numerous.
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