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Old 14th Jun 2018, 10:28
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John Farley

Very sad to report that John died peacefully last night.
A great man gone.....RIP
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 11:01
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RIP Mr Farley. I hadn't seen him posting for a while and I did wonder if he was ok. A very accomplished life lived very modestly.
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I’m sure he will continue to hover over us in spirit.
As you say; he was a great man.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 11:14
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Sad news indeed. Like SHJ I had noticed his recent absence from this place, his knowledgable input will be much missed.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 11:43
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RIP Mr Farley, a true pioneer in the age of aviation
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My heart sank when I saw the name in the post title.

I loved reading him on PPRuNe. You could be sure of sense.

Thanks John.
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The world is a poorer place without John.
A true gentleman.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 12:58
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Very sad news.

Some years ago I posted a message on PPRuNe asking for help with a project and John Farley kindly responded. I had the pleasure of lunch with him and Mrs Farley. He was quite the most naturally intelligent and unassuming character. One of Britain's finest aviators and a true English gentleman.

RIP a very great man whose quietly stated contribution to British aviation was enormous.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 13:00
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I did not know him, but I certainly knew of him. A lot of wisdom consigned to the grave - sleep well Mr. F.
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Terrible news. The aviation community will be poorer without him. He was an articulate and inspirational teacher, and had been a great test pilot and a persuasive advocate. But above all of that, he was a warm-hearted, quietly genial, generous-spirited and lovely bloke.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 13:04
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Very sad news indeed. God Bless you John +
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 13:20
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So very sad to hear the news - was lucky enough to be introduced to him by PPRuNe Pop a few years ago and had a very enjoyable chat; he was explaining how he could put me, a non-pilot, into the VAAC Harrier and have me hovering it straight off! Would that we could have had the chance...

A thoroughly nice man who will indeed be sorely missed.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 13:34
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post

A thoroughly nice man who will indeed be sorely missed.
Amen.
I was lucky enough to meet him at an airshow @, 1988, as you say thoroughly nice. Was flying a Ryan PT 22 I think

Ttfn
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A legend and a gent! My condolences to his family and close friends.
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A great loss to the body of knowledge within these forums. I picked up his book a few years ago and apart from it being a great read about the Harrier's development, I picked up a few useful things that I could put into practice as a FI. I wish I could have met him, but that's not to be. Rest in peace Mr. Farley.
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What a shame. I sent John this scan of page 87 from ‘The Royal Navy – 1000 Years of Peace and War’ three years ago and he was chuffed to bits.


My sincere condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues.
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RIP sir,
I had a brief PPRuNe chat with Mr Farley a few years ago on the subject of my moniker.
I'm not at all ashamed to say I was slightly over awed to be pm'd by such an aviation legend.
He came across as a very pleasant gentleman.
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Thank Chris for posting the sad news.

Kieron.
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Very sad news and a huge loss to the aviation world. Blue Skies
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One of the first industry TPs I met at Farnborough in 1974 and I met him several times at later shows. Always friendly and willing to chat.
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