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Old 11th Jun 2014, 11:47
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sms777
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sydney
Age: 62
Posts: 683
Good by my old friend.....
I had my first flight with Jim in 1992 in his Duchess VH-CLE out of Camden for a company check flight. I think I was working for Camden Aviation at the time. We did the usual aerial work followed by a couple of circuits. I was on top of the world, young top gun material, I will show this old timer what todays pilots made out of. My first landing resulted in the towers comments that they cleared me for one landing only, not three in one so during go around Jim says" Do you mind if I do the next circuit?"... "Your aeroplane Jim, handing over". We had 15 knots of cross wind but he did the most amazing greaser landing I have ever experienced so I decided to pull my head in and never underestimate my elders so we developed a great friendship after that and many flights later I have realized that Jim is a legend and he was one of the most important persons responsible for making our skies safer.
RIP my friend......You will never be forgotten..
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