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Old 7th Apr 2016, 08:36
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Oh Dear ....how very dreadful......RIP Conny, as OBGraham said ......
Never knew him, but glad to have known him!
Yes...up above with 411A
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 08:40
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He will be missed and that's no bull!
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 08:44
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RIP
One of the readable contributors for sure.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 09:27
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Whilst we didn't see eye to eye on a lot of things, I'm happy to say that we made amends and had mutual respect via PM after his diagnosis. Condolences to Alec's family and loved ones, he is sorely missed.

Thank you to wings folded for keeping me up to date on his condition.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 09:34
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I was getting that very uneasy feeling, but it's still quite a shock to read after all these years.

Condolences to his loved ones, and a thought for those neighbours and friends who always got a welcome when the ice storms came and the electricity failed under the strain. He was able to offer a warm retreat in both senses of the word. I'm sure they too will miss him greatly.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 09:54
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Damn. There is a rip in the fabric of PPRuNe today.

He was the epitome of what these forums are meant to be: informed debate, opinions respectfully given and received, and great chunks of humo(u)r.

I cannot look a Brussels sprout in the eye without thinking of Con and chuckling...
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 10:22
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Another one of the good guys makes his final departure from these forums, didn't always agree with him but enjoyed his contributions on here, RIP.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 10:31
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Very sad news indeed - I always enjoyed his posts even if I didn't agree with them.

RIP Con - you will be missed by all of us
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 10:37
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Just wanted to add my condolences here.
Con-pilot was one of the posters that I picked out while scanning threads.
My thoughts go to his family. RIP.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 10:58
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Mr Con shared wonderful stories of his work, his family and his life with us of which we all warmed to, he was incredibly open and thus he became a part of us, and many including myself would always be hanging out for his next posts.

You will be deeply missed Mr Con.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 11:19
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A great friend, although we never actually met, we exchanged emails regularly.

We were supposed to get together one day and inflict serious damage on his supply of single malts. It won't happen.

I'll miss you Alec.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 11:21
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I knew Con was not well and feared when I saw he had not posted for a while. We first 'met' over on Aviation History and Neuralgia, I think.

He sounded like a great bloke and I loved the style with which he told some of his yarns.

A man who lead a full and decent life. Who could wish for more.

RIP mate. There are people from around the World - most of whom you have never met - who will be raising a glass and thinking of you. Godspeed.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 14:09
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A good guy with a good sense of humor, and a very accomplished pilot.

I now know what I am going to make as a side-dish for tomorrow's Mittagessen: Rosenkohl (Brussels sprouts), in memory of Con Pilot! Mmm ... yummy!

If the Mods could get permission for this from his family, I think that many here might like to send a card once they have Con's real name and his address, since he was very widely known and liked.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 14:46
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I would imagine that his closest may not want to have the address broadcast, but that all the tributes here and in't t'other place will filter their way through to those close to Alec, and I hope that all the warmth we are expressing will help them in this horrid moment
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 15:15
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Con had 'outed' himself years ago, though I'll leave it to closer ones to remind the forum.



In the mean time. Vintage Con.
As Jane approached the front of the train where the cowcatcher was, she suddenly realized that she had lost her blouse, was now topless and covered from head to toe in mud. 'Oh my God!' she thought, 'There are pilots everywhere. What will I do?'
From 'The things you think about at night.' Con gave my efforts at zany humour some serious competition.




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Old 7th Apr 2016, 15:51
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Hey now, it is not everybody that can go to island X, arrest a guy, bring him back to the US, then turn around and take him back a week later, repeat twice. But he did get to ride every type of aircraft we had at the time; Kingair 200, Sabre 80 and then the 727. We were thinking about giving him frequent flyer’s miles.
Pure Alec. Dry, drole wit.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 15:58
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Rest in peace Con-pilot.

Shocking news, he is one of those I really enjoy reading.
He must have been a blast in real life.


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Old 7th Apr 2016, 16:11
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I felt a bit uneasy and came back to erase my post, but then I didn't. It was all about his humour and that HUGE smile of his.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 16:50
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Rivets,

I felt a bit uneasy and came back to erase my post, but then I didn't.
Trust me. He would have laughed....
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 17:03
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I miss him as well

I never manage to remember or really care what poster takes what view on controversial subjects in JB, but only remember the politeness in playing the ball on either side. So I terribly miss when a team mate retires like Con

I had to go back and search on his last posts to associate the name with the person. I'm now jealous that he can root for his choice in the US election from a larger power base
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