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Capt Ron Robinson

Old 17th May 2011, 15:40
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Capt Ron Robinson

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Cpt Ron Robinson (Dan-Air NCL 146 and DAT RJ pilot) passed away yesterday after a brave fight. Ron was my dear friend and a superb aviator. For those who were privileged to know this smart, witty true gentleman I hope you will join me in deepest condolences to Annabet and Family.


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Old 17th May 2011, 16:43
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I am very sad to here this news, spoke to Ron on numerous occasions during his illness, last I heard he was recovering with a positive outlook.

I have fond memories spent down route with him laughing our as.es off!

Condolences to Annabet and Family.


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Old 17th May 2011, 16:51
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Another sad loss. I remember Ron from his days at the Manchester School Of Flying in the mid 1970's.
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Old 17th May 2011, 17:58
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Sad indeed.Ron sent me on my first solo at Sleap in 1975 with a typical cheery remark.I did a lot of my early PPL training with him and he was a patient teacher of nervous students getting a Cherokee to do a full spin.I remember a few humorous episodes in the Ship Inn too.He also supervised my long cross country solo having to sit in Liverpool Airport for a whole afternoon as Manchester didn't permit student solo flying.

Sadly I never saw him again after he left MFS but to all who knew him well in later years,including his family,and may read this I would say that he will long be remembered by those who knew him all those years ago.
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Old 17th May 2011, 22:22
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Well another one goes to the great Hanger in the Sky

Althought I never knew him that well he was as you say one of the Guys at MSF and used to see him most nights at the Ship in Styal

Ron R I P and condolenses to his family


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Old 18th May 2011, 13:29
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Had the great pleasure to meet him for some time at BRU airport as well as the mandatory after landing meetings in the Pitchers...sad news, hope you find a nice place in the clouds.... RIP
Old 22nd May 2011, 08:39
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Sad news. First met Ron and flew with him in Dan-Air, 748's and 146's. When the Dan-Air pilots got stuffed, we met up again at Jersey European, as it was then. Ron was a superb aviator, and had a wicked sense of humour. More than once I was on the receiving end of one of his practical jokes!
Condolences to his family.
Save a place for me, Ron; at my age I could be joining you anytime soon.
Old 22nd May 2011, 22:07
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Joined Dan Air with Ron on Avro748 course at ABZ late 70's, Great Aviation Company and Great Company of Aviator blokes and gals ne'er repeated , I would feel privilaged to pull up a stool and share a drink and laugh with you again, anytime Ron mate!

Thoughts with you and your family.

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Old 22nd May 2011, 22:13
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Bye Ron.

I find it difficult to write this, having shared a beer with Ron in his hospital room only last Friday befor he left us for the crewroom in the sky on Tuesday. He was even then optimistic about getting back in his boat to go fishing and hoped for at least 1 more hour of flying and it is cruel that he was unable to enjoy his (medical) retirement and to be with his family after a long and varied flying career.

I was privileged to spend nearly 6 years at NCL on the Dan-Air 146, under Ron's command, and never saw him give aggro to flt deck, cabin crew nor ground staff in that occasionally stressful environment, where he went out of his way to make life more pleasant yet maintained a safe and standard operation. As I was a newcomer to civil aviation, he was always tolerant of my shortcomings whilst enjoying taking the proverbial out of my previous career!

Alas the happy family was spread to the 4 winds following the torpedoeing of Dan-Air, but I was fortunate to be able to keep in touch with him even as he travelled more extensively overseas in his varied flying jobs.

Ron was a pleasure to work with, and a wickedly funny and brilliantly effective prankster off-duty, and if anyone has interesting stories or anecdotes to relate, please e-mail them to me asap via this forum for collation in his memory.

His final ATC slot is @ 1030 BST at Newcastle Crematorium, West Road, Newcastle-on Tyne on Thurs 26th May where we hope to see as many of his former friends and colleagues to celebrate his life. After the non-denominational service, we propose to adjourn to a Morpeth hostelry to raise a glass or two in his memory.

I miss him deeply and the world is a sadder place without him.

Ron's family request no flowers, but if you wish please make a donation to St Oswald's Hospice, (Ron Robinson) c/o Jacob Conroy, Funeral Directors, Fenwick House, 8 Manchester Street, Morpeth NE61 1BH. This is where he received so much loving care in the latter stages of his illness.
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Old 23rd May 2011, 19:17
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R I P Ron.

Our paths never crossed at Dan-Air but had the pleasure of flying with Ron at Cougar.Was saddend to hear that he had checked out so soon. Condolences to the family. Happy landings Capt Ron.
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Old 23rd May 2011, 19:17
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V1 Uncle Won

Just heard the tragic news about Boating Ron.

Finding it hard to type anything suitable through tears of sadness as I sit in my hotel room in Latvia and think about so many years of close friendship.

Apart from being a great pilot and instructor Ron was a rare example of a gentleman.
I will remember how bravely he fought the illness, always positive and cheerful. Happy memories of swopping stories about Africa the 727, Jersey European, Flybe, Cougar, Dan Air and other shared adventures.

Ron used to come to visit in his old battered Blue Saab lift up my youngest daughter, put her on the roof, let her jump up and down then slide down the windscreen onto the bonnet.

I will never forget how calm and forgiving he was when one evening he came out of our house to find her sitting on top of ” Uncle Won’s nother car”, his brand new Porsche!

I just hope they have a good stock of Scotch and tabs up there Bonny Lad.

To Annabette, Anna Kristina and Nicole our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you.

Ann, Kirstie, Holly and I are going to miss you so much. God Bless you Mate.
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Old 24th May 2011, 22:42
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RIP Ron, a top fella. I was at MSF in the eighties, did my PPL there, then instructed after for a couple of years.......fab memories

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Old 26th May 2011, 17:09
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I flew with Ron on the A300 with EAT/DHL for a couple of years...wished I could have another beer with him! I'll miss him
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Old 2nd Jun 2011, 00:13
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Cant believe it! Just found out today.........

Ron it was a pleasure to have known you and to have flown with you at DAT.

You were so helpfull and re assuring to fly with and full of helpfull tips! Popping up for a drink in Morpeth when working at Newcastle and enjoying your hospitality will remain etched with me.

Condolences to the familly.

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Old 12th Jan 2012, 18:18
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I new a Ron Robinson back in the seventies. Flew to Blackpool with him when he was working as flying instructor at ringway. Used to go to Ship inn Styal. I am so sorry if this is the same Ronnie, can anyone confirm.I heard he went to Isle of man then Scotland then lost touch.
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 08:35
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Post Out of Touch...! But Not out of Reach...!

Well I think everyone that had the pleasure to know this Fine Man will miss this Great Guy...!

I too am one of the likely one's to have shared the B727 flight deck with this ICON, though he did reminded me enough times that he would rather be on his boat.! I can only add to what has been said already that he was a True Gent, Professional and amazingly funny guy to work with and socialize with..!

You Not Forgotten Ron...!

RIP Boating Ron......!
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 17:00
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Schindie and wainy I'm sorry to have to say that it's almost certain that this is the Ron Robinson.I have his signature in my log book and the Nicol is prominent
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 19:16
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Thanks . Was almost sure, then someone else has confirmed same as well.
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Old 10th Dec 2013, 22:44
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Smile Anne-krystine, Rons daughter

2 years have already passes along with GCSE exams, prom and now starting my Alevels. Dad didn't know what alevels I would take, much less Gcse's. He didn't get to see me and my twin Nicole in our prom dresses, and hasn't been here to murder any of our future boyfriends.
I can only say, now that I'm strong enough to do so that Dad was so fortunate in his life to come across so many great people and it brings comfort to me that he had such fantastic friends.

I would like to keep in contact with some of his friends to hear and enjoy more tales of his pranks, adventures an such like, so please keep in touch.
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Old 13th Dec 2013, 14:40
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Hi Anne-Krystine.
I flew with your Dad at Jersey European Airways in the 1990s. I am now in my twenty fifth year in aviation and I can honestly say he is the nicest person I have ever met in this industry.
Ron taught me how to fly the Bae146 and did so with great patience and humour. Whenever my roster had Captain Ron Robinson on it, I would walk into work with a spring in my step.
Yourself and your sister were born in the same year as my daughter, and he would speak about you both with great pride.
A true gentleman who never lost his temper and was universally liked by everyone who came into contact with him.
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