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Old 3rd May 2016, 06:24
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Vale Neil Chant

It's with sadness that I have to advise that Neil Chant from Perth Australia passed away today after a long illness. Neil had a long career as a helicopter pilot having flown for 45 years in such Companies as Okanagan Helicopters, Airfast, Pacific Helicopters (PNG) Bristow as well as several others.

During his career he was the mentor for many up and coming pilots, who will continue his legacy.
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Old 3rd May 2016, 09:56
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Here, here! they will continue his legacy, including myself, who flew with him in Macau and PNG.

He was impartial to the occasional king can of San Mig. Very fond memories.

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Old 3rd May 2016, 10:00
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RIP Neil. Another one gone. I hope that you catch up with Frank wherever you are.
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Old 3rd May 2016, 10:53
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An extremely smooth and natural pilot who was an absolute pleasure to fly with, who possessed a brilliant dark sense of humour and razor sharp wit, but above all a gentleman and a fantastic human being. RIP Chanty
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Old 3rd May 2016, 11:24
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Very sad news, a great loss to the helicopter community. narva1 and gulliBell, I couldn't agree more.
I had the great pleasure to have flown with Neil. He was a true professional, gentleman, mentor and mate.
My thoughts go out to Pam and the family.
RIP Neil. Thank you true
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Old 3rd May 2016, 23:59
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A straight up bloke, I flew with him for some time with Pacific, enjoyed his no nonsense wit and learned a few things from him. Condolences to family.
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Old 4th May 2016, 05:12
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A calming influence a gentle man. He will be missed
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Old 4th May 2016, 05:21
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True Gentleman

A very sad loss. Always enjoyed working with Neil.
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Old 4th May 2016, 12:34
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Very sad news indeed. As many have said a brilliant pilot with a wicked sense of humour which made crewing a pleasure and socialising even better. RIP.
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Old 7th May 2016, 02:40
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For those wishing to attend, Neil's funeral will take place at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park (in the northern suburbs of Perth) on Friday 13th May at 14:30hrs. I believe it is in the East Chapel.
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He made places like Poroma and Kopi bearable and was a joy to be around. RIP my friend you have truly left an indelible mark on our industry.
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