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Dak Man
26th Apr 2013, 18:22
The Sin Bin: Daring Ellis Park pilot passes away | Live Rugby Sin Bin | ESPN Scrum (http://www.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/story/181344.html)

RIP, I was there :ok:

Daring Ellis Park pilot passes away

Word reached ESPNscrum HQ this week that Laurie Kay, the South African pilot best known for flying a Boeing 747 passenger jet low over a Johannesburg stadium before the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, has died at the age of 67. Associated Press reports that, "the stencilled underside of the plane read "Good Luck Bokke" in a message of support for South Africa's national team, the Springboks" who went on to claim a memorable victory over the All Blacks. Check out his amazing flying skills in the clip below:

Capetonian
26th Apr 2013, 18:34
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http://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/458/2b31db8871f547b1887521e23a090eea.jpg

A tribute to him and his aviation achievements here :
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Some impressive flying here but this is not the same event
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Dak Man
26th Apr 2013, 18:42
That was arguably the best party period I have ever had the pleasure of attending, it seemed to last for months.

Good times.

Cacophonix
26th Apr 2013, 19:12
Amen to that.

Pilot's Post - Online Aviation in South Africa (http://www.pilotspost.co.za/arn0000208)

Caco