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31st Oct 2005, 14:36
:sad: It seems to be confimed that Rhodie was the victim in this sad accident described here (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=196176) .

:sad: RIP mate :sad:

Your humour and great posts will be dearly missed.

Cheers from (a very sad) Gunsss


31st Oct 2005, 15:41
Guns, thank you for telling us.

Rhodie was regular contributor to PPRuNe.
A chap with an excellent sense of humour.


31st Oct 2005, 15:58
Thanks for sharing your campfire Rhodie. :sad:

31st Oct 2005, 16:00
That's terrible news...:(

RIP sir.

31st Oct 2005, 16:44
Bugger. :(

Rhodie was on the list of Pruners I'd like to meet.

31st Oct 2005, 17:06
RIP Rhodie mate, always good for a laugh were his posts... :sad:

I guess his daughter'll be 16 by now, my sincerest condolences to family and friends.

31st Oct 2005, 21:43
Another sad day.

I'll borrow the DVD (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=167629) some other time!


African Tech Rep
31st Oct 2005, 22:18
Just read though some of his old posts and came across this

Flying West

I hope there's a place, way up in the sky,
Where pilots can go, when they have to die.
A place where a guy can buy a cold beer
For a friend and a comrade, whose memory is dear;
A place where no doctor or lawyer can tread,
Nor a management type would ere be caught dead;
Just a quaint little place, kind of dark, full of smoke,
Where they like to sing loud, and love a good joke;
The kind of a place where a lady could go
And feel safe and protected, by the men she would know.
There must be a place where old pilots go,
When their paining is finished, and their airspeed gets low.
Where the whiskey is old, and the women are young,
And songs about flying and dying are sung.
Where you'd see all the fellows who'd flown west before,
And they'd call out your name as you came through the door.
Who would buy you a drink, if your thirst should be bad,
And relate to the others, "He was quite a good lad!"
And then through the mist, you'd spot an old guy,
You had not seen in years, though he taught you to fly.
He'd nod his old head, and grin ear to ear;
And say, "Welcome, my son, I'm pleased that you're here."
"For this is the place where true flyers come,"
"When their journey is over, and the war has been won."
"They've come here at last to be safe and alone"
"From the government clerks and the management drones,"
"Politicians and lawyers, the Feds and the noise,"
"Where all hours are happy, and these good ole boys"
"Can relax with a cool one, and a well deserved rest;"
"This is heaven, my son......You've passed your last test!"

I think itís apt

RIP Rhodie

Jordan D
31st Oct 2005, 23:40
I didn't know this fine gentleman, but a second lost to this community in recent days.

RIP dear sir and condolences from another who enjoyed this fine place.


1st Nov 2005, 16:07
RIP Rhodie

Condolenses to family and friends.


1st Nov 2005, 16:14
Although I never met Trevor, we spent many a phone call discussing the Robben Island fly-in. It was his dream to land there, perhaps something can still be done in his memory, even if, for now, it is a low and slow flypast.

Condolences to family, friends and fellow Pprune buddies.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds -- and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of -- wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence; hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God.

1st Nov 2005, 16:15
I can only echo Jordan's comments. Any member of the JB fraternity is a friend in my book.

Condolences to those left behind.


Solid Rust Twotter
1st Nov 2005, 19:06
Cheers, mate...:(

Was looking forward to sinking a few beers with you. We'll hoist a bunch in your memory and the first sip will go to those who can no longer be with us, as always.:{

RIP, boet.

2nd Nov 2005, 14:26
This is from another forum (AvCom.co.za), where Rhodie was a frequent contributor and was known as Cloudbase.


2nd Nov 2005, 17:05
So tragic ... so sad .. so untimely .. one of a couple of guys on my list to "must meet".

Ah well we all go there sooner or later.

RIP Rhodie :sad:

2nd Nov 2005, 20:44
It's a funny world how the passing of someone you never even knew can have such an effect. RIP Rhodie - you'll be missed by all here as well as those friends and family close by you.


2nd Nov 2005, 20:51
>It's a funny world how the passing of someone you never even knew can have such an effect.

As a newbie I'd never come across Rhodie, but I like the idea that he's still flying - and will be forever. May his soul enjoy the flight.

2nd Nov 2005, 21:49
Never knew or came across Rhodie either.

It hits home when you click on SilsoeSids link and realise he was last on PPruNe just over a week ago...

Thoughts to all who loved and knew him.