In Memory of Bob Chamblerlain

Discussion in 'News' started by evangilder, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    I wanted to start a thread to show support for Joe and Bob Chamberlain's family. Please place well-wishes here and Joe can direct family, friends and colleagues of Bob here to show our support for them in their time of grief.

    I met and spoke with Bob a few times, a friendly man with a good sense of humor and a welcome smile. When I told him I was a friend of Joe, he would say "I won't hold that against you" with a big grin.

    Pilot, veteran, father, grandfather, friend, mentor and I am sure a host of other labels have been placed upon him. His passing marks a sad day for aviation and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bob. Clear skies and tail winds, Bob. :salute:
     

    Attached Files:

  2. ccheese

    ccheese Member In Perpetuity
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,669
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    R E T I R E D !!
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va.
    It's a shame I never met the man; I've heard so much about him. Edna Mae and I extend sincere condolences to Joe
    and his wife, and the Chamberlain family. Fair winds and following seas.....

    :salute:

    Charles
     
  3. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,198
    Likes Received:
    784
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    Thanks so much Eric. Were planning the services and I will have this downloaded, again thru my tears, many thanks!
     
  4. Glider

    Glider Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2005
    Messages:
    6,160
    Likes Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Consellor
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    He clearly lived life to the full and was willing to share it with anyone. I never met him but am fortunate to know people like him and at a time like this you get a feeling as to how much they are missed.

    Best wishes to all his family and friends
     
  5. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,631
    Likes Received:
    309
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    A salute to your family!
     
  6. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,064
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Sounded like a great man. :salute:
     
  7. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,767
    Likes Received:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    I have never met Bob, but I have heard wonderful things about him from Joe and Eric. I also have seen many pictures of the man, and he seemed like a true and honest man. He devoted his life to aviation and his family. He shall be missed!

    :salute:
     
  8. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,645
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    I'm so sorry to hear the sad news Joe. My thoughts are with you and your family.
     
  9. parsifal

    parsifal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    10,676
    Likes Received:
    676
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Urban Design/Strategic Studies Tutor
    Location:
    Orange NSW
    Joe

    My sincerest condolences on your loss my friend

    :salute:
     
  10. Rocketeer

    Rocketeer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Flight Test Engineer
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Joe

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

    God Bless

    Tony
     
  11. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,154
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Sincere Condolences Joe, to you your family and most of all the Chamberlain Family for your loss.

    R.I.P Bob Chamberlain..:salute:
     
  12. lesofprimus

    lesofprimus Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,162
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Communications
    Location:
    Long Island Native in Mississippi
    Home Page:
    The World is now alittle less bright at the passing of such a great man... Father, Grandfather, Pilot and Teacher, one and all great things to accomplish...

    Our heartfelt condolances to you Joe and the enitre Chamberlain Family....
     
  13. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    Sorry to hear of this. Never met him but from what I've read, a fine avaitor.

    :salute:
     
  14. mudpuppy

    mudpuppy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Appalachian Foothills in Virginia
    My condolences to you and your family. Derek
     
  15. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,631
    Likes Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    deepest sympathies to you and your family Joe
     
  16. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,292
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wiltshire, UK
    Well, I've been trying all morning to come up with some suitable words to put here and have so far failed miserably.

    I am not a pilot, and I didn't personally know Bob, but I get the distinct impression that Bob was not the kind of guy who would just sit there and do nothing when it all started going wrong.

    The fact that he was able to avoid houses (Knowing how built-up areas are normaly around airfields) while dealing with his emergency, keeping his passenger briefed and who knows what else, to me, speaks volumes both about his skill and character and a selfless attitude that defines a real man.

    Joe, to you and your families, I offer my sincere condolances on your loss.
     
  17. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Joe, I have been asked to pass along condolences to you and the whole family from the folks at Fencecheck. I also was asked to pass this one along:

     
  18. Maximowitz

    Maximowitz Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,971
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Railwayman
    Location:
    London, England.
    My sympathy and condolences to you in this difficult time.
     
  19. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,730
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    My deepest condolences Joe. I have never met him but have heard great things about him from both you and Eric. Sounds like he was a great man and will be deeply missed. :salute:
     
  20. Vassili Zaitzev

    Vassili Zaitzev Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    Messages:
    3,099
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Substitute teacher; graduate student
    Location:
    Connecticut, United States
    :salute::salute:I offer my deepest condolences to you Joe.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Av8rdan
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    537
  2. davparlr
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    1,281
  3. FLYBOYJ
    Replies:
    22
    Views:
    1,969
  4. Bernhart
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,936
  5. Arnfinn
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    2,155

Share This Page