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Con-Pilot Has Flown West

Old 7th Apr 2016, 21:42
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Unhappy Con-Pilot Has Flown West

I know Con-Pilot has a lot of friends on here, so I wanted to pass along the sad news that he has flown west within the last week after a long battle with cancer. I don't have any more details at this time. When his obituary is published I will post it here.

Alec was well liked and respected in the states too, and we will all miss him. He had some great stories that he told so eloquently.

Hoist one for Con-Pilot - Alec liked his single malt scotch.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 21:50
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Wasn't he working on a book at one point? Was that ever published? I was really looking forward to buying that one.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 21:51
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Hoist one for Con-Pilot - Alec liked his single malt scotch.
I'll have a Lagavulin later this evening in his memory.

Sad to hear of another PPRuNe friend passing...
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 21:52
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Wasn't he working on a book at one point? Was that ever published? I was really looking forward to buying that one.
Yes he was, but I don't know the status. I have read a bit of the content.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 22:40
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Very sad news. RIP Con-pilot.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 23:49
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Always enjoyed reading his contributions, RIP sir
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 23:54
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RIP to a fellow aviator.
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Old 8th Apr 2016, 00:11
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Con was in the early group of USMS 727 pilots. Also a qualified FE at the same time and flew USMS special mission Sabreliners.....

He did some very challenging flying.

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Old 8th Apr 2016, 01:17
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Wow, this one is a real punch in the gut. I've enjoyed his posts, common sense and banter.

Wow, just wow.
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Old 8th Apr 2016, 02:01
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He was a friend of mine on this forum for many years. RIP.
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Old 8th Apr 2016, 02:11
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Oh that is very sad, I greatly enjoyed his contributions, and a few really good PM's too... A loss of kind wisdom for us.....
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Old 8th Apr 2016, 02:16
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Unhappy

Con was in the early group of USMS 727 pilots.
I actually have a picture of his beloved 727 N113 that I shot when they were "boarding" prisoners in LGB many years ago. Was he working that flight? We'll never know...

Great person. Enjoyed the discussions with him on JB, when I used to visit this site more often. RIP ...
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Old 8th Apr 2016, 17:43
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Too early......will miss his eloquence and rationality.

RIP
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