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Old 27th Jan 2011, 15:26   #1 (permalink)
 
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Capt William (Bill) Hunter Potter Formerly British Island Airways RIP

WILLIAM "BILL" POTTER

Formerly British Island Airways.

It is my sad duty to inform you that Bill passed away aged 71 on Monday 17th January 2011.

The funeral took place on The Isle Of Man yesterday Wednesday 26th January.

A dear friend and confidant.

RIP
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 18:22   #2 (permalink)
 
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Sad news. Bill was a gent to fly with. We did a Manchester United charter together, which involved dining and drinking with Louis Edwards, Dave Sexton and Lou Macari. Louis only drank champagne, which seemed to go down very well with Bill and our cabin crew.
Thanks to good guys like Bill, all my memories of BIA are happy ones.
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Old 29th Jan 2011, 11:48   #3 (permalink)
 
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An awfully long time ago, there was a young lad who frequented an airport terminal as a plane-spotter.

He was always pestering the staff at the airport Information Desk for, well, information!
He struck-up a friendship with one of the Information Desk staff in particular.
One day, that person arranged a visit for the young lad to the local Flying School, and a very kind Flying Instructor (who happened to be the fiancé of the person from the Information Desk) arranged a quick flight for the young lad in one of their PA-28's.

More importantly, that Flying Instructor introduced the lad to the Chief Flying Instructor and to the Proprietor of the Flying School, and that led to the young lad becoming the Flying School "Go-fer"; you know, 'Go-fer this....Go-fer that.....'!

That one simple act of kindness by the person from the Information Desk and the Flying Instructor led to many more acts of kindness by many others.

It also was the start of what has, so far, been a 38-year career that currently sees this now not-so-young lad in the Left Seat of a Large Jet Airliner.

The person from the Information Desk was Jenny Potter
The Flying Instructor was Bill Potter.

Thank-you both for that one simple yet awesome act of kindness.

Bill, I'll never forget you. Never.

Rest in peace.
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Old 29th Jan 2011, 12:18   #4 (permalink)
 
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Bill Potter

Hi G-CLAW

Will pass your message onto Jenny.

Best Wishes.
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Old 29th Jan 2011, 12:25   #5 (permalink)
 
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Bill Potter

Hi Big Mach

I'll never forget the day Bill & I had "a few" in Jersey.....

or the BIA Xmas do when I (still sober) tripped over my shoe lace and went down in front of PV I still cringe after all these years - 27 I think.

Best Wishes
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Old 29th Jan 2011, 14:18   #6 (permalink)
 
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Thanks, magvelda.

I've sent Jenny an email as well; maybe you could mention that to her?

I wonder if Bill is now puffing-away on that pipe of his again....?
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Old 29th Jan 2011, 16:27   #7 (permalink)
 
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Bill

Sitting on his cloud having a scotch (or gin) in one hand pipe (or ciggie) in the other saying aye....

Have we spoken before??

Please PM me.

Cheers

Mike
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 19:28   #8 (permalink)


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Bill Potter

Hi
I have sent you a message but not sure you have recived it. I think William Hunter Potter is my father I have not seen since I was 5 or 6. I wondered if you could let me know if he stayed in the Isle of Man in around 1964 -1970? I lived there then but came back to Dalkeith with my mum. I had always wanted to see him again but did not know his whereabouts. If you could let me know I would be very grateful as I would like to know more about him.

Lyn Potter
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