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Old 04-04-2016, 08:19 PM
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Default LtCol. Pete Krok passing

I am Stephen Krok, son of Peter. It is with great sorrow that I write to you today. My father passed away 4/1/2016 due to complications from cancer. He has touched so many people?s lives and has been a great role model and beacon for me and many others. Thank you for being a part of his life.

Built and flew RV-7 in retirement and setup the Subenews group to help fellow
Builders sort out issues
Just learned of this today from his son
Hand Salute to you Col. blue sky's and tailwinds
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:33 PM
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I am saddened at the pain you are feeling but uplifted by your homage to your dad. No doubt a piece of him lives on in you.
Chris Kimble
Birmingham Alabama
RV-6A Bluebird- Beautifully built by Bob Axsom, maintained by Vic and Nick Syracuse, powered by Thunderbolt
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:04 PM
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So sad to hear this news. Pete and me corresponded many times with regards to his plane, Subaru engine and the very valuable Subenews group he set up for Eggenfellner engine users. He put countless hours into that group to help the collective membership, we all owe a lot to him and he was also often helping other builders with their RVs.

What a fine, friendly, patient and giving man he was. I'm honored to have known him.

Stephen, if you're reading this, I'm very sorry for your loss. I know what it feels like...

Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 450.6 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016

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Old 04-04-2016, 09:14 PM
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Default Pete Krok

I?m sorry to hear of Pete?s passing. I knew him when he was assigned to Norton AFB; now San Bernardino International Airport. Pete was a good, hard-working man and a very, very nice person.
Bill Palmer
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:15 PM
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Default Blue skies, Pete!

I was just thinking about Pete a few days ago, and thinking that I hadn't heard from him in awhile, and that I should look him up. I am very, very sorry to hear of his passing. Peter was the nicest of people. He was very generous and level-headed, and it was a real pleasure to work with him on our RV projects.

Brian Meyette, Cornish, NH
1995 RV-6A - N16RK (Ralph Koger) SOLD
RV-7A - incomplete, supercharged Subaru STi - N432MM - SOLD
2001 Quad City Challenger II LW - N28RT SOLD

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Old 04-04-2016, 09:35 PM
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Pete gave much of his time and effort to further experimental aviation.

He was a good guy all the way.
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RV-7A...Sold #70374
The RV-8...Sold #83261
I'm in, dues paid 2019 This place is worth it!
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:25 PM
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Default Pete

Pete Krok was a great guy who helped many people.
He will be missed by all who had the chance to know him.

Blue Skies,
Robert Paisley
Protek Performance
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:18 PM
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I met Pete through the SubeNews group he started, and once in person at OSH. His impact has been significant. My condolences to his family.
Dennis Glaeser CFII
Rochester Hills, MI
RV-7A - Eggenfellner H6, GRT Sport ES, EIS4000, 300XL, SL30, TT Gemini, PMA6000, AK950L, GT320,
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:44 AM
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Default Sorry for your loss.

Sounds like your Dad was a great man. Very sorry for your loss.

All the best to his family.
Rick Woodall C-GSTT "ghost"
9a -TMX io-320, catto three blade, dual dynon hdx with a/p. 900+ hrs in 8 yrs flying.

Flew to Osh 11,12,15,17,19. SNF 2013. West to Cali /Washington/Vancouver/crossed the Rockies north to Red Deer east to Moosonee and over to maritimes. South to Jekyll Isl, cedar key, and Key West etc. 7 trips and 17 islands of the Bahamas. Flown turtles and dogs for Pilots n Paws too. Love our Rv's
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:40 AM
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My deepest condolences on your dad's passing. Pete and I had many building/engine conversations over the years. We got to hang out at OSH a few years back and he was truly inspiring. We even shared a few laughs.

I hope your family (and the aviation family for that matter) all find solace in knowing that Pete is in a better place.

Blue Skies, Pete.

- Scott
Scott Shook
RV-7A #72102 - N254AZ
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