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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2011, 09:03:38 PM »
A very sad day indeed! My thoughts are with the family and the rest of the reds. RIP Jon.
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2011, 09:05:50 PM »
Very sad news  :cry:
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2011, 09:07:39 PM »
RiP Jon.

Hoped all afternoon to hear some good news, but the longer it went on with no news...
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2011, 09:09:13 PM »
awful news.  RIP Jon; my condolances to his family, my thoughts with his colleagues

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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2011, 09:14:14 PM »
RIP Jon, my thoughts are with your family and friends

Can this thread be printed and added to the books of condolences?
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2011, 09:21:26 PM »
So, so sad!

Our thoughts must be with Jon's wife, family and friends; and of course the Reds.
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2011, 09:31:35 PM »
I personally think the Forum should be shut down for 24hrs as a mark of respect to Eggman.

Only minutes earlier he was entertaining the crowds over Bournemouth beach.... many of who were oblivious to the unfolding event that followed.

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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2011, 09:45:23 PM »
Chin Chin Eggman.....
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2011, 09:46:03 PM »
From the RAFAT release "During the sixth form he was awarded a Royal Air Force Flying Scholarship and had his first solo flight in a Cessna 152 flying from Wellesbourne Mountford Aerodrome." My understanding is that this was with the South Warwickshire Flying School, which are the close and very good neighbours of XM655.

All our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.

RIP Red 4.
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2011, 09:49:47 PM »
I've just checked my bargain Airfix 1/24 Hawk kit, and it has decals for XX308, which according to the RAF website was Jon's mount for this year.  Therefore there is only one choice of livery once I have built it.  A very trivial gesture, of course.
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2011, 09:50:06 PM »
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
I personally think the Forum should be shut down for 24hrs as a mark of respect to Eggman.

Only minutes earlier he was entertaining the crowds over Bournemouth beach.... many of who were oblivious to the unfolding event that followed.

JMO

Why? What purpose would that serve?
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2011, 10:02:43 PM »
I cannot BELIEVE they're having a firework display!!!  I can understand carrying on with the show while the result of the accident was unknown, and also carrying on tomorrow, but fireworks tonight is, IMHO highly inappropriate!!
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2011, 10:09:42 PM »
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Why? What purpose would that serve?

None in particular as you ask. Just a way of marking some respect to the Reds for thier loss - and for what they have done for 558 in the past regarding flypasts.

Apologies for the idea
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2011, 10:11:05 PM »
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I cannot BELIEVE they're having a firework display!!!  I can understand carrying on with the show while the result of the accident was unknown, and also carrying on tomorrow, but fireworks tonight is, IMHO highly inappropriate!!

I can hear them from here... pretty insensitive to say the least  :roll:
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Re: Red Arrows crash in bournemouth
« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2011, 10:12:03 PM »
I could see them from infront of the keyboard.  Pretty, but pretty tasteless.
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