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Vale Greg Bell of Gee Bee's Aerospace shop Essendon Airport

Old 17th May 2019, 09:10
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Vale Greg Bell of Gee Bee's Aerospace shop Essendon Airport

,Gregory Bell of Gee Bee's Aerospace shop at Essendon Airport, died on Wednesday 15 May. He was diagnosed with cancer last year. Greg was a well known figure to the many student and professional pilots that learned to fly at Essendon. He had a welcoming smile for everyone and will be sadly missed.
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Old 17th May 2019, 09:53
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A very sad day, will miss visiting Greg’s at his emporium.

A wonderful photographer of aircraft and collector of aviation memorabilia.

R.I.P Greg.
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Old 17th May 2019, 10:07
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Wow! Was only at the EN Terminal yesterday noticed a sign on his shop window, closing down Greg still in hospital😞
Known greg for many years, odd fella but sweet. RIP.
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Bugger: Greg & Gee Bees was one of the features of the old terminal and he was always up for a chat. My 'go-to' spot when a chart or two went missing before a trip!

He'll be sorely missed
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Old 27th May 2019, 01:00
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Very saddened to hear of this news. Was a great bloke to talk shop with around the EN airport, always loved going into the store and looking at his memorabilia!
RIP Greg
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Old 28th May 2019, 00:43
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Very saddened to hear of this news. Was a great bloke to talk shop with around the EN airport, always loved going into the store and looking at his memorabilia!
RIP Greg
Funeral Service at Tobin Bros. Chapel, 65 Waverley Street, Moonee Ponds 10 am Thursday 30 May. Celebration of Life for Greg.
Wake afterwards at Legends Room, Windy Hill.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 14:13
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Just wondering if the shop is still operating, will need a logbook soon and EN convenient.

Thanks.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 20:00
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No mate.
Just pop in to one of the numerous flight schools there for one. There's ahhh ummmm there's ummm oh, and ummmmm
Maybe some of the helicopter schools have them. Or the Nissan or Toyota dealership.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 20:04
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Only ever met him once and my life was better for the experience.
An absolute gentleman with a true passion for aviation. RIP.
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 02:20
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RIP Greg. Met him many years ago in mid 90s when dropping into EN on training sorties from country VIC.

A go-to man for any supplies you needed and all round nice guy. Iím sure the aviation community will miss him.

Safe skies to all.

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Old 28th Dec 2019, 03:01
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A gentleman

As has been said here, an absolute gentleman, I bumped into him at Ballarat wandering around taking photos and looking somewhat unwell. Many pleasant memories when i worked in the Essendon Terminal. I remember teaching our office manager to drive in the passenger terminal, late one night after a party Took the rear view mirrors off my corolla to squeeze it into the terminal. She came within a whisker of wiping out his whole store. The skid marks remained for many years. That's the ones on the terminal floor, my personal ones were dealt with far quicker.He was also a very forgiving soul.

Not only did he stock pilot supplies, i bought a sauce pan set, that i only recently threw away. The man had everything.

Greg, you are an important piece of the puzzle that comes together to make GA what it is. Cheers and safe travels.
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