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Old 11th May 2017, 00:52
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Vale John Simon

And now another one.
John Simon, ex Talair and Air Niugini, passed away from a ruptured duodenal ulcer in Cairns Base Hospital.
The ranks continue to thin.
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Old 11th May 2017, 01:42
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Wow!
My first flight in PNG was a ride with John to Fane in the Otter.
He wasn't that much older than me!
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Old 11th May 2017, 02:56
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oh so sorry i knew Simmo before and after PX
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Old 11th May 2017, 04:09
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I always enjoyed working with him. He had an interesting sense of humour.
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Old 11th May 2017, 07:59
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One of my first flights with Simmo in ANG required me to make the PA with a windup toy doing its thing.......RIP John.
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Old 11th May 2017, 10:10
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Sad news. Has anyone got a photo of Simmo they can put up?

He wasn't at PX when I was there, however I'm sure I've had a few SPs with him at the dero and the old airways 215 before I joined PX.

Got any War Hawk?

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Old 11th May 2017, 17:04
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Sad news. Has anyone got a photo of Simmo they can put up?

He wasn't at PX when I was there, however I'm sure I've had a few SPs with him at the dero and the old airways 215 before I joined PX.

Got any War Hawk?

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A gentleman and scholar he will be missed by those who knew him well.
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Old 11th May 2017, 19:39
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Sad. John was a good guy and a good operator. He was still relatively young.
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Old 11th May 2017, 20:01
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Bamahuta Simmo.... always enjoyed your wit and good humour. RIP
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Old 11th May 2017, 21:12
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I am so sorry to hear this sad news.
I flew with Simo on the F28,loved a beer or 3,funny bastard on overnights.
RIP John
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Old 11th May 2017, 23:51
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i did most of his training as a F28 captain. A lot of fun
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Old 12th May 2017, 12:29
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Originally Posted by HANOI View Post
And now another one.
John Simon, ex Talair and Air Niugini, passed away from a ruptured duodenal ulcer in Cairns Base Hospital.
The ranks continue to thin.
And John Kessey. WW2 Pilot, and Mandated Airlines. Great bloke.
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Old 14th May 2017, 09:06
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Funeral at this stage will be in Cairns on Thursday. Will confirm this when I can.
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Old 15th May 2017, 20:25
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Cairns 10 am on Thursday . RIP Simmo.

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Old 20th Sep 2017, 03:37
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Deceased Air Niugini Pilots.

1 John Fitzgerald
2 Steve Barnett
3 Bill Baldwin
4 Jim Perry
5 Jay Hardison
6 Bill Hobday
7 Dick Glassey
8 Billy Johns
9 Dave Cambell
10 Collin Marsh
11 John Verscheur +
12 Tim Georgetti +
13 Dave Garrity
14 Peter Sharp
15 Martin Ede +
16 Ian Radnedge
17 Arnie Rasmussen
18 Ain Kiiver +
19 Noel Fuller
20 Allan Mossman
21 Ron Whale
22 Peter Rollins
23 Jerry Hines
24 Larry Blackman
25 Barry Miles
26 Barry Rogers
27 Bill Ariti
28 John Simons
29 Gus Swinbourne
30 John Kessey
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 14:52
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29 Gus Swinbourne
Is that Gus Swinbourne who was a flight lieutenant on Lockheed Neptunes of No 11 Squadron RAAF Richmond in the mid 1950's?.
If so, lovely quiet modest bloke who let me fly the Neptune from the RH seat while he was doing continuation training at Richmond. I was there at the time with a Lincoln after completing an anti-submarine exercise off the coast in association with a Neptune crew.
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 23:06
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not sure of the spelling of the surname phonetically its Fooster ex TAA, dismissed for not passing subjects within the deadline ,then Aerial tours and PX.
Anyone in touch or his situation
cheers
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 03:18
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Noel Fewster Greg, I think has passed on. Tail wheel posted something five or so months back. His name missing from above list?
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 05:17
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Andrew Mc Dermott is missing too (2014)
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 11:57
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Willie Dori- in the nineties
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