robin olds

Discussion in 'Modern' started by drgondog, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. drgondog

    drgondog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    7,359
    Likes Received:
    561
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Executive, Consulting
    Location:
    Scurry, Texas
    Peace Be With You General Olds

    Many of you 'know' who General Olds is/was. Fewer have a perspective on the man, the warrior - and how few they are.

    Listen to this and reflect that when General Bob Titus gave his eulogy (not contained here) there were no dry eyes in the House at AF Academy - and I swear to you that it was overcast when he started and sunlight broke through as he closed.

    If you can listen to this unmoved - you are a different creature from me.

    RIP Robin
     
  2. 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:
    Ive had the pleasure of General Olds' company in the past and this is a tremendous loss to our entire Community.... One Hellova Man, Leader and Inspiration....

    [​IMG]
     
  3. 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
    Wow....I have no words to say....

    RIP
    :salute:
     
  4. RabidAlien

    RabidAlien Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    6,592
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Hurst, Texas
  5. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    786
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
  6. fly boy

    fly boy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
  7. ToughOmbre

    ToughOmbre Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Messages:
    4,182
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Retired from Verizon Communications - Now Working for Point Lobster Company, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
    Location:
    Jersey Shore, USA
  8. Bill G.

    Bill G. Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Retired Guard
    Location:
    Plainwell, MI
    I remember an Air Force pilot telling about General Olds when he commanded the Air Force Academy. The cadets loved him! But I am told that he wouldn't be shy about giving some nit wit VIP a middle finger salute and a "Foxtrot Yankee"!

    I have included an F-4 Phantom that is at the US Air Force Museum. It is painted for Robin Olds. I don't know if this was "his" plane or just painted that way.

    I am sure you are now at one heck of an "O Club" celebrating with you pilots that went before you!

    Bill G.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. drgondog

    drgondog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    7,359
    Likes Received:
    561
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Executive, Consulting
    Location:
    Scurry, Texas

    That is one reason (primary) why Robin was a bird colonel for so many years
     
  10. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,663
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Sad to hear that such an inspirational lreader has passed on. I first learned about him in 'Johhny' Johnson's book, and admired and respected him since; and bear in mind I'm not American. RIP General Olds.
     
  11. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    786
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    He passed away in 2007 - I got to see part of the fly overs.
     
  12. drgondog

    drgondog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    7,359
    Likes Received:
    561
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Executive, Consulting
    Location:
    Scurry, Texas
    Joe - one thing that was unique was that during the fly over and pitchout, the Missing Man was the flight leader... another unique tribute.
     
  13. Bill G.

    Bill G. Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Retired Guard
    Location:
    Plainwell, MI
    That was most fitting!!!!!

    Bill G.
     
  14. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    786
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    Ya know Bill, I saw the planes and heard about the pitchout - I was over at the airfield on top of the jump observation tower. If I remember right it was a Saturday and at that time it was a normal work day for us - did not have a camera!!! :mad:
     
  15. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,723
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
  16. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,292
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wiltshire, UK
    The Fighter Pilots Fighter Pilot !.

    Read all the details and tributes just before GOML 2007. Was looking forward to seeing him at that event.

    Some people are destined to excell at their chosen trade, he took his to another level.

    Blue skies.

    :salute:
     
  17. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,168
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
  18. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,750
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
  19. ThunderThud

    ThunderThud Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    GM auto Technichian
    Location:
    Long Island New York Home of Grumman's,and Republic aircraft.
    :salute: God Speed to a true warrior!
     
  20. drgondog

    drgondog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    7,359
    Likes Received:
    561
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Executive, Consulting
    Location:
    Scurry, Texas
    some pictures of an F4 in Old's last Scat markings taken at Heritage Meeting at DM AFB this last weekend.

    This is one of the target drones destined for Tyndall AFB shoot down.. pretty sad
     

    Attached Files:

Loading...

Share This Page