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Old 06-21-2016, 05:42 PM
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It is with a heavy heart to bring the news that my best friend Mannan Thomason past away last Thursday after a lengthy illness . I will miss the trips we took together and the hanger flying . Mannan was a great man that was loved by many . Blue sky's and tail winds my friend . For those who wish to leave a word of encouragement to Mannans wife Becky you can do so at http://www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com...585/id/3750827
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:46 PM
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Oh no. I am so sorry to hear this. I met Mannan at SNF a few years ago. What a nice guy and answered all the questions I had. I wish I had known he was sick. Blue skys ahead my friend.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:53 PM
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Terrible news indeed. I didn't realize he was ill. I met Mannan several times and corresponded with him via email. Good guy. We'll miss you Mannan!
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:28 PM
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I never met Mannan but we communicated extensively via email. He asked me a lot of questions when he painted his RV8 in Mig style. I corrected some of his cyrillic interpretations. Good man Mannan rest in piece.
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:45 PM
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Sad news for sure.

I was lucky to have met Mannan

RIP MSGT. - USAF & VAF Retired.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:16 PM
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So sorry to hear this. I literally met Mannan in the sky. Saw an RV 8, and joined up on him in my 8. (Safely of course) Got to know him on the ground at Habersham airport. What a great guy.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:25 PM
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So sorry to hear this!

Mannan befriended me on my first trip to Osh.

One of the nicest people I have ever met in this hobby!
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:53 PM
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Sad to hear this. Exchanged a few emails with him over the years and he was always so friendly and positive. Just seemed like a very fine fellow.
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Some customers make an impression on you and you feel like they're really just old friends. Mannan was one of these. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:36 PM
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We met Mannan at Habersham airport on our way to Oshkosh about four years ago. Found out he wintered just up the road from where we live in Stuart, Fl. He slowed down to fly with us doing loops and rolls around us. Great guy he will be missed. Btw we used to call him Vlad due to his paint job.
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