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Ken Stanley

Old 30th Apr 2004, 23:01
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Ken Stanley

Very sad news today that Capt Ken Stanley (ex bmi) had passed away. A larger than life character with a cracking sense of humour.

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Old 30th Apr 2004, 23:33
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Sad News

When I stood on the jetty as a Dispatcher and saw Ken bring his 737 to a stop. I used to wonder what quip Ken would pipe up with as I entered the flight deck. He would never disappoint. Rest in peace and God Bless.

Great Pilots never truly die they just cruise at a higher flight level!!

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Old 1st May 2004, 02:41
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Ken was kind enough to give me a jumpseat ride a few years ago from Heathrow to Paris. Really enjoyed the trip!.
He will be sadly missed.
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Old 1st May 2004, 07:36
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Is this the Ken Stanley who used to fly Argosys in the RAF and was known to play the trombone?

If so, very sad news. He was a great character and a good mate.
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Old 1st May 2004, 07:39
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I also remember a real character. Larger than life, unique sense of humour, opinionated, individual and full of life.

There should be more like Ken who have the courage to break the mould.

Condolences to the family and RIP
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Old 1st May 2004, 07:49
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Very sad news, .... RIP Ken.

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Old 1st May 2004, 07:51
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Very sad news, was a great guy to fly with. RIP
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Old 1st May 2004, 07:55
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Very sad.

Flew with Ken a few times. Larger than life and no mistake.

My deepest sympathy to his family.
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Old 1st May 2004, 12:43
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I echo everyone elses sentiments.
Throughout my workings in Load Control, Ops and Crew Dispatch,
Ken was my "favourite" skipper.
Always a pleasure to work with.
I last saw him last year as he took the right hand seat for Captain Andrew Hill' final flight.
R.I.P Ken.
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Old 1st May 2004, 17:09
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Ken Stanley

Very sad day.
First met Ken when he joined Midland from LC.
Good mate right from the start. Charming chap - forthright but fair,
sound operator and the best example for students of CRM you could wish to meet.
A thoroughly nice bloke, sorely missed.
With deepest condolences to the family.
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Old 1st May 2004, 22:18
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Is this the Ken Stanley who used to fly Argosys in the RAF and was known to play the trombone?
Actually I don't know but I was hoping someone would ????? I know that he was with London City all those years ago.
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Old 2nd May 2004, 01:28
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Sad news. Nice bloke. Regards to Ken's family.

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Old 2nd May 2004, 11:24
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I can't remember one flight I did with Ken that he didn't speak of his family. He was a man that wore his heart on his sleeve and will be a great loss. He always brought a smile or two to my day.

My thoughts and prayers, and those of my family are with his family. Thanks Ken for some great and memorable times.

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Old 2nd May 2004, 17:05
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Ken died very suddenly at home on Thursday morning and there will be a private family cremation followed by a memorial church service, both on Thursday 6th. I will post the details when they come to hand.

As everyone has said he was one of the old school. He gave quiet support to others behind the scenes but always had a kind word or quip whether at work or play - but not a man to suffer fools. He was an immensely proud father of Zara and adored his wife, Laveen.

He was a talented player of the trombone and, yes he did fly the Argosy, DC8, Dash 7 and 737 amongst others. He loved instructing on the Dash and it was to instructing ab initio pilots that he was returning after leaving bmi. Recently, I am told, he was in fine spirit and really enjoying his new found leisure.

We will all have our own particular memory of Ken. Unless anyone objects (in which case send me a private message) I intend to pass on these words to Laveen and Zara at a later date.

Rest in peace, Ken


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Old 3rd May 2004, 09:06
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A Sad but Fond Farewell to a wonderful man!. From all in Ops/Dispatch LHR..
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Old 4th May 2004, 09:49
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One of those characters once met, never forgotten. Had many a fine time with Ken & others on ARDET in Bahrein. Not seen him for many a moon but his name often cropped up in conversation when auld farts like meself were having a reminisce or three.
T'were "The Gulf Valley Stompers" weren't it?
Never had the pleasure of meeting his family but my thoughts and prayers are with them at this time, as I know that Ken will be resting in God's peace.
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Old 4th May 2004, 12:52
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Ken Stanley Funeral arrangements.

Here are the funeral arrangements for Ken Stanley who sadly died suddenly at his home Thursday 29 April.
Cremation for Family only then everybody welcome at a
Service at St Marys Church Great Baddow Essex 3 pm Thursday 6 May. No flowers please, but donations to :: TAR syndrome support group C/O T Pennack & Sons Funeral Directors : 1-3 Maldon Road.Great Baddow Chelmsford CM2 7DW.
Tel 01245 471157

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Old 4th May 2004, 15:04
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Was Ken Stanley with Air Faisal flying Britannias in the late 70s?
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Old 4th May 2004, 15:17
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Bus - almost certain he was since we were on Brits together at Brize until they folded in '76 and many of the pilots went civvy round that time.
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Old 4th May 2004, 15:32
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Yes he was - and had good stories to tell!

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