In Memoriam 2007

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    2007 was a tough year for aviation. We lost a lot of folks in the airshow community to accidents. Additionally, we lost some more of the heroes of the greatest generation. Today, I pause to remember the following airshow performers, air racers and aviation community members:

    Stephen Brown
    Eilon Krugman-Kadi
    Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis
    Capt. Shawn McCaughey
    Steve Hilligoss
    John McKittrick
    Gerry Beck
    Jim Leroy
    Lech Marchelewski
    Piotr Banachowicz
    Steve Fossett
    Jan Wildbergh
    Steve Dari
    Brad Morehouse
    Gary Hubler
    Elmer Ward
    Bob Pond

    Heroes of the greatest generation:
    Cook Cleland
    Robin Olds
    Richard Catledge
    Tex Hill
    Paul Tibbets
    Dick Becker
    Jefferson DeBlanc Sr.
    Raleigh "Dusty" Rhodes

    Feel free to add to the list any that have not been listed as we remember the fallen for 2007.

    :salute:
     
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    ... Tadeusz Andersz... :salute:
     
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    Just for grins, there was something on Good Morning America this morning
    about Steve Fossett. He's been seen in Mexico, by an un-reliable source.
    They did mention the town, but nothing I recognized or remember.

    Charles
     
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    To the Fallen:salute:
     
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    As much as I would like to believe Steve is still alive, I think it is highly unlikely. Until they find his airplane or a crash site, there will be people claiming to have seen him.
     
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    Missed the passing of Robin Olds. One of the ‘Old School’ with a healthy disrespect for those 'up there' that 'knew it all’!

    Wonderful delivery in interview too; remember him saying in the context of disengaging:

    “……run away. Go home. Come back tomorrow.

    (taps side of head ) SMART!”


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