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Old 01-13-2012, 07:52 AM
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Default Dad, my RV Buddy has moved on.

my father of 93 has taken his last flight. he was my favorite companion in flight. he would always be there to go to new places. i took him to osh in 04 and 05 in my RV and we ended up purchasing a R-44 which turned out to be an incredible experience for both of us. unable to get in the RV the helo was like magic to him. commuting him from our factory to home he alway marveled at the joy of flight. you can read about this amazing man who touched so many people. he will be missed.
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Ed D'Arcy
RV6-A 5,400+ hrs, R-44 1,700 hrs, Helicycle traded for 33 FFR coupe, 300 young eagles flown
Stuart, Fl / East Hampton,Ct / Virgin Gorda, BVI - villa sold.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:58 AM
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Ed, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your dad. After reading the obituary, I think it is safe to say that he lived a full life, a model for all of us.
Alex Peterson
RV6A N66AP 1750+ hours
KADC, Wadena, MN
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:01 AM
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Very sorry for your loss,
God Bless
All the Best ;-)
RV-9 once the kids are older
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:02 AM
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Location: Kyle, TX
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It's always difficult to lose someone we're close to. My condolences to you and your family.
Fred Magare
GySgt, USMC (Ret.)
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:05 AM
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Default Ed, I'm so sorry.

We're keeping your family in our prayers. A life very well lived! What a great role model.
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Part time: Contract Pilot (PIC type in Embraer Phenom 300). Flying resume.
  • Part time: Phenom 300 (currently) and Gulfstream 450/550 (soon) Seat Support at CAE (KDFW).

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:06 AM
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Location: I live in on the Rosamond Skypark (CA) and am married to Victoria (Tuppergal).
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I'm saddened to hear about the loss of your Dad but am glad that I had the chance to meet and visit with him. To have him in your life all these years was truly a blessing (I lost my Dad at age 23). Hugs to you and Kim, Rosie
Paul A. "Rosie" Rosales
Rosamond Skypark (L00), CA
RV-6A, 4200+ hours since 7/4/2000
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:08 AM
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Ed, sorry to hear the news on your Dad. What a very nicely written obituary. It very nice to see your Dad earned every bit of what he enjoyed.
John Mastro
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:15 AM
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Default Sad.

93, great life. Sad to loose him, sorry for that. All the best. A life well lived.
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 01-13-2012, 08:19 AM
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Very sorry for your loss. As Rosie said, at least you had a long and rewarding time with your Dad. Like Rosie, I lost my Dad at age 23 and I think about him daily.
Darwin N. Barrie
Chandler AZ
RV-7 N717EE-Flying (Sold)
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2021 Gold Lindy Grand Champion Kit Plane
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:39 AM
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Default Turbo:

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My condolances to you and your family.
Mannan J.Thomason, MSGT. USAF (RET)
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