View Full Version : Barry Hempel Missing

31st Aug 2008, 17:25
Most readers with an Oz background, and others, I am sure, will be familiar with the name Barry Hempel, owner of Hempel Aviation from Archerfield, Queensland. Pilot extraordinaire and aviation entrepreneur - his flying skill is legendary and his displays have been a joy to behold over the years. Many pilots will have been trained by him directly or indirectly and many more inspired by his flying. Very sadly he, and a passenger, are missing after his Yak-52 apparently hit the ocean east of Brisbane during aerobatics on Sunday 31 August. It does not seem hopeful.
See Barry Hempel feared dead in Stradbroke Island air mishap | The Courier-Mail (http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24270407-952,00.html)

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31st Aug 2008, 17:50