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Old 22nd Aug 2011, 07:02
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ChrisVJ
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kelowna Wine Country
Posts: 427
Many of us who have GA aircraft belong to groups or forums for our particular types. In our group we have maybe forty to fifty regularly active posters and around two hundred or more over all.

Regrettably in the last couple of years we have had a couple of fatalities of our more popular members. From one of them the news came directly from the pilot's partner but both partners posted within a few days suggesting that we should go ahead and discuss the tragedies as it may lead to understanding and improved safety for other pilots.

Emotions are raw immediately after the event but in the longer term different people have different reactions. One of the worst aspects for the bereaved, (just my opinion) is that friends don't know how to approach them and they become isolated if they do not have a separate social circle of their own.
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