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Dennis Kenyon RIP

Old 28th Oct 2020, 20:34
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Dennis Kenyon RIP

Blue skies Dennis.

You did so much for the rotary world and will be never be forgotten.

RIP
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Old 28th Oct 2020, 21:45
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Sad to hear this, a true gent and very skilled pilot. RIP
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Old 28th Oct 2020, 21:59
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Very sad news. RIP, Dennis.
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Old 28th Oct 2020, 22:07
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Very sad. Dennis was kind enough to entertain a mere spotter, spending time showing me round his H369 at Redhill, and offering me a seat on a rotor track/balance flight with the engineer. He didn't need to do that. A natural enthusiast of the industry and a real gent. Happy landings, sir.
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Old 28th Oct 2020, 22:08
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Yup, don't make them like Dennis anymore. Super guy and great advocate for the community. Landing on a cloud shortly. Condolences to the family.

Tribute to the gent...


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Old 28th Oct 2020, 22:17
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I knew Dennis for over 33 years, taught me so much, taught me to fly, did my DA rating, a gent a pilot a fabulous character of the rotary world who we will never see the likes of again miss you so much you debonair Gent
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Old 28th Oct 2020, 23:25
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Blue skies, Dennis. Met you then watched your display at North Weald some years ago. Absolutely amazing, very skilled flying. Apparently impossible manoeuvres made possible. Brilliant. Another who'll be greatly missed. RIP
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 00:15
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Sad news, enjoyed reading everything he had to say on this forum.... and watching his videos!!!! RIP
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 01:50
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Very sad to hear this, but Dennis lived a great life and that's something to celebrate.

I had hoped to fly with Dennis one day, sad that will never happen now.

Obit here: https://helihub.com/2020/10/28/obitu...-october-2020/
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 03:08
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I didn't know Dennis but I always really admired his flying ability and contributions to our industry and profession. What a humble and really great man. Thank you Dennis for all you did for the helicopter world.
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 05:18
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We had briefly corresponded, he was a genuine gentleman.
was fortunate enough to see some of his enstrom flying.
He really lived a full life.

RIP.
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 06:40
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RIP Dennis
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 07:43
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A great friend sadly missed by all and a great inspiration to young and aspiring pilots
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 08:33
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RIP Dennis. A real gentleman.
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 09:44
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Dennis flew with me once in my Gazelle discussing it against the 500 ! Great bloke - greatly missed by many for sure
RIP
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 10:20
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RIP Dennis.

CRAN
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 10:56
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So Sad

I was lucky enough to do my Enstrom conversion with Dennis. He was such tremendous patience and wouldn't hear of me staying in a hotel and put me up in his house. I had a week of the best flying experiences of my life and equally the best stories. His retirement do was a hoot. Rest in Peace my old friend x
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 13:57
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Dennis did my 500 conversion. Nothing was too much trouble. He never rushed, was always charming, and he oozed confidence. Sadly our paths only rarely crossed after that but he will always be one of a handful of pilots I will look up to and try in some small way to emulate.
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 14:10
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As with so many others on this site I just wanted to say a huge thanks to Dennis.

Quite simply, without his time and generosity, I would never have achieved my dream of flying helicopters. Once qualified, again his generosity in letting me do many positioning flights and deliveries on his behalf was invaluable in gaining the experience I now have. It was a pleasure and indeed an honour to call him a friend. He will be greatly missed.

Nick Crewdson.
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 17:54
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I also did my Enstrom training with Dennis/ Tony Clarke at Booker ...in 1983, but knew him from the mid-1970s....simply splendid man. He even restored my Grandfather Clock for me at one time. I was also fortunate to witness some of his display flying ,including at the world championships in the UK when the Enstrom tail rotor control cable broke and he did a perfect run on landing.
So many memories......so many anecdotes...
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