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VALE: Edwin (Bruce) Northeast

Old 29th Jul 2015, 11:21
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VALE: Edwin (Bruce) Northeast

Bruce Northeast passed away Sunday 26th July 2015.

Well known flight instructor at Royal Vic Aero Club during the late 60's and through the 70's.

Tireless in his work ethos: Aerobatic, Tail wheel conversions, Glider pilot and early member of Ultra Light Aircraft Assoc.

Keen aircraft home builder, Bede BD 5, (incomplete) and syndicate member of Piper PA-22 Tri Pacer,

Collector of Vintage Jaguar Motor vehicles,

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Old 29th Jul 2015, 12:36
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Top bloke, farewell Zero Four Five.

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Old 29th Jul 2015, 14:38
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Yes, a great chap and a real aviator. Had some good times back then at MB and he taught many of us in a manner we shall never forget.... RIP
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 20:02
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Top guy indeed.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 05:33
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Did Bruce freelance with Ausair or Flinders Island Airlines on the Pa-31 doing night freight and RPT?
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 22:25
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Not sure about FIA but Bruce did not fly for AAC as a casual as far as I can remember. He did fly for Nicholas Skyways on Race Charters. I have very fond memories of sitting under the wing of a 310 at the Swan Hill races with Bruce. He was like me, given the offer to go into town, he preferred to stay at the airport. We would talk aeroplanes and have a good laugh all day long. Nice bloke and another victim of the old 'age rule' where on reaching 28 you were stuck in GA.
He was a true aviator, dedicated to the job and very knowledgeable about all things with wings. Keep flying Bruce.
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Old 1st Aug 2015, 12:27
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Good bloke... did my PPL and CPL with him...
Fair skies and tailwinds..
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 03:41
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Bruce Northeast c.1959 with Victa Airtourer prototype VH-FMM.

Goodbye Bruce!

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