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Vale Cherian (black) George

Old 22nd Sep 2019, 07:20
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Vale Cherian (black) George

It with saddness that i have to inform thoose that have not heard we lost Cherian most commonly known as black george in the usa whislt on a course.
i known and worked with him for 40 years now.
Rip my friend.
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 08:09
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RIP.
He will be sadly missed, LAMEs of his competence are few and far between.
Tootle pip!!
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 08:25
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Ohh no! I can't believe it. I am still getting over loosing Steve Hobson....now black George. George ressurected my Queenair back in the nineties which I flew for over ten years with him looking after it until I sold it.
Will be sadly missed.
RIP George.
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 00:25
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Sorry to hear, I was told he used to be a Gurkah? Illawarra Hangar with a Cigge in hand
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 03:39
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He was one of the good guys. Very sad indeed.
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 05:28
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Very sorry to hear. Good guy.
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 12:03
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Deeply saddened by the news.
“george” was certainly a GA character, loved and respected by all who knew him.
whilst I was certainly no LAME/ AME/ mechanic , I was always happy to speak with him if there was an issue with the airplane.and he was always very understanding and respectful, even though he had seen SO very many GA pilots come and go!
of all the Bankstown, and later Sydney LAMEs I knew..... “black George” was a character I knew and respected probably the most.
friendly, personable, knowledgeable, approachable, and professional all rolled into one small Smokey body!

Vale, George...you were loved and respected by your peers. A feat not easily managed.

RIP
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 20:13
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Gidday apache, hope you’re well mate.

I didn’t know Black George, although I may have met him on occasion. Some close friends and colleagues though always spoke of him in respectful and affectionate terms.

Surely a fitting epitaph for any man. RIP.
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Old 26th Sep 2019, 22:25
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Originally Posted by apache View Post
Deeply saddened by the news.
“george” was certainly a GA character, loved and respected by all who knew him.
whilst I was certainly no LAME/ AME/ mechanic , I was always happy to speak with him if there was an issue with the airplane.and he was always very understanding and respectful, even though he had seen SO very many GA pilots come and go!
of all the Bankstown, and later Sydney LAMEs I knew..... “black George” was a character I knew and respected probably the most.
friendly, personable, knowledgeable, approachable, and professional all rolled into one small Smokey body!

Vale, George...you were loved and respected by your peers. A feat not easily managed.

RIP
Well Said Apache !
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 06:58
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RIP George,A friend, colleague and just a good guy who was willing to share his knowledge with me as I was with him. Simply a good guy gone too early but at least up there he will have a great audience of those long gone. You were one of the good guys.
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Old 2nd Oct 2019, 11:36
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I knew him just as "George", and he was always courteous and helpful, always had a smile and a friendly greeting whenever I would wander over to the hangar and ask for something really odd (a few scraps of 16 thou aluminium to make a bracket for something or other, etc). Everyone who knew him spoke highly of him, and in aviation you can't get a better rererence than that. Farewell my ever-helpful friend, and thanks. RIP.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 19:00
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There is a service for Cherian George at Rockwood Cemetary in the All Souls Chapel at 1030 tomorrow Friday 11 October
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