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For me, a tremendous loss this has been.

Discussion in 'Denver, CO' started by kitarusapien, Sep 18, 2005.

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  1. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    Some of you may be aware of my building an X-Wing, and as such may also be aware of my involvement in the local Experimental Aircraft Association, number 43. You may have also heard that an experimental ship went down two days ago. Well, one of the individuals who died was a member of the group, and was one of the very rare, dedicated volunteers who was going to inspect my ship on behalf of the FAA when the time came to certify her. He was an outstanding pilot, a fair-minded individual, and a huge contribution to the experimental aircraft movement in this country. He's gone now, and I just had to put this out there......his skills as a pilot, builder, inspector will be missed, but to lose such a good person.....tragic.








     
  2. Bravo

    Bravo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm sorry for the loss, Tim. :(

    Sometimes the greatest people in socity aren't the politicians, military, Police, or Fire...it's the rarest group of people who make America truely great and what she is...inventers and thinkers. :)



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  3. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    He was very special.


     
  4. Jedi_Knight_Birr

    Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    im sorry to hear that he is gone. sounds liek he was a great person.
     
  5. Sith_Lord_Draco

    Sith_Lord_Draco Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I am sorry, Tim.
     
  6. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    Why does it always seem like the good ones get their tickets punched early?





     
  7. Jedi Girl of Corellia

    Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I know what you mean Tim. :(

    My condolences to you, his family and the community who lost him.
     
  8. gra-co_o_hun

    gra-co_o_hun Jedi Master star 5

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    My deepest sympathies Tim.
     
  9. arrowheadpodracer

    arrowheadpodracer Jedi Master star 5

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    Sorry, buddy. :(
     
  10. cyodarun

    cyodarun Retired RMFF CR star 4

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    Heard about this on the news last nite. My sympathies Tim.
     
  11. BerusBantha

    BerusBantha Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I am very sorry for the loss!
     
  12. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    The biggest revelation here for me is that we have so much as friends, that we can't let little things get between us; I shouldn't have let anything get between us. God knows if something like this had happened to one of ya'll........I'd be beside myself.


     
  13. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    Sorry Tim. :(
     
  14. Sith_Slayer

    Sith_Slayer Jedi Master star 6

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    Tim, my condolences for your loss. Was this one of the guys that I met?
     
  15. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    No, but he was THE guy who had stepped up to inspect my bird, and he worked closely with those other fellas you did meet on their own ships in the past.......a VERY respected individual, he was.


     
  16. SITH__CHICK

    SITH__CHICK Former RMFF CR star 7

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    Sorry to hear about that Tim, hope this doesn't put a damper on your project.
     
  17. Sithis

    Sithis Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Condolences Tim, things should go on in his honor!
     
  18. mirax80

    mirax80 Retired Midwest RSA star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sorry to hear about this Tim... he sounded like a great guy. :(
     
  19. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    His funeral is upcoming, and I'm certain there will be a "missing man" flyover with all experimental aircraft in his honour, as well as probably a "Young Eagles" event named after him, but it'll seem so hollow a gesture after all he's unselfishly done for our flying community.....you never really appreciate them until they're gone.


     
  20. Sarnia

    Sarnia WOTR Liaison star 5

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    Tim,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know that this individual was well known and well liked by several workers here at the museum as well

    <<hugs>>
     
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