Bob Guilford - RIP

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    Just found out a friend was killed while flying out of an airshow in Oregon. Bob Guilford was an aviation attorney from Los Angeles and owned a number of warbirds. Apparently he had an engine failure on take off while flying his Hawker Hunter. RIP Bob, you'll be missed! :salute:

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    I heard about it a day or so ago Joe. I didn't realize you knew him. Sorry to hear about it.
     
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    Fly, what airshow ? Portland ? ............ arg my stomach is turning. So sad

    RIP
     
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    Yea, it sucks - that's 3 this year. For you young-ins - aviation is dangerous. If you're in the business its just a matter of time before you know someone who was killed...
     
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    It's been a tough airshow season. Looks like this one developed an engine problem from the description I was given by a fellow photographer up there. He saw it go down and is still in a bit of shock from it.
     
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    Sad to lose an awesome flyer and a lovely aircraft too.. :(
     
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    Privately owned Hunters could be a maintenance handful, although the Avon is a great engine the inlet guide vanes are hydraulically actuated with fuel and tend to sometimes stick, causing the engine not to put out desired power. I know of at least one other Hunter crash here in the states that was attributed to this and I suspect this is what happened to Bob.
     
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    Sorry to hear about this my friend. :(
     
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    Thanks all!
     
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    Sorry to here about that Joe :(
     
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