Blue Skies.....Wayne (Wayne Cease)

Discussion in 'Gone West' started by Checkout_my_Six, May 15, 2022.

  1. Checkout_my_Six

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    I was notified that Wayne passed last Friday from a massive heart attack. Gonna miss him. He was a prolific Angel Flight guy and looked forward to helping folks out.

    Blue Skies Wayne!!!!;)

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  2. eman1200

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    wait.......wayne the cirrus driver from georgia???
     
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  3. Checkout_my_Six

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    yes....:(
     
  4. eman1200

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    no fkng way, wtf
     
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    Sad to read this news. I’ve enjoyed his photos and trip reports over the years on the PB Debriefing room thread.
     
  6. asicer

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    Wow. :(

    Rest in peace.
     
  7. hindsight2020

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    not a day owed. carpe diem folks. RIP
     
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    Rest in peace
     
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    Wow, I’m in shock!

    Wayne was a great guy, I met him a few different times and he was always very friendly and upbeat. I recall a few of us standing around ogling his Cirrus at GMU a year or two back. I am very saddened to read this!

    Tailwinds to @wayne, we’ll certainly miss him! :(
     
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  10. SkyChaser

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    :( Blue skies and tailwinds!
     
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    Tough loss. Nice guy. God bless.
     
  12. Shepherd

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    So long Wayne. Rest in peace.
     
  13. Half Fast

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    CAVU, Wayne.

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    Just damn. I never met him, but pictured him as an active healthy guy with many more good years in his future.
     
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    He was a runner and a cyclist. Stayed healthy. Just an absolute shock. My heart goes out to his wife, daughters, and family. Haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I found out today. He was retiring in 2 months and had a great life planned out. He was 57 in January.
     
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    It appears I don’t have any photos from the last meet up with him, but here’s a group picture from a lunch gathering at LZU. Wayne is pictured in the back left corner in the red striped shirt.

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  17. eman1200

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    that's wayne in the back corner.

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  18. Dave Theisen

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    I am in shock. Truly a great guy. My condolences to his family..
     
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    I don’t know how to process this, I’m totally in shock. Man, this hits hard.
     
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    What a bummer. So sad. RIP Wayne
     
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    Very saddening. Blue Skies Wayne.
     
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    Blue skies Wayne. :(
     
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    Damn. Really sucks. Poor guy and his family. Our days on this Earth are few and precious
     
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    Wow. Just wow. I haven't met many of you in person but Wayne was on that short list. This is shocking. My condolences to his family.
     
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    Rest In Peace Pilot.
     
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    Man, we were just talking about his new Kia EV the other day. Gonna miss him. RIP.
     
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    Blue skies and tailwinds :(
     
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    Wow! What awful news.

    Blue skies, Wayne.
     
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    Wow, condolences to his family

    I am 58, have stepped out of aviation for a number of years. Thinking about getting back in…better not wait..
     
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    Pretty much true for anything in life. My first peer died 15 years ago in the Virginia Tech shooting. She was a few weeks away from graduation with a job lined up and a whole life ahead. None of us know when our road will end.

    Blue skies and tailwinds, Wayne. :(
     
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    Tailwinds and smooth skies. Time is the only commodity we really own. Spend it wisely.
     
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    Quite a shock - such sad news:(

    Quite a few of you I FEEL like I've met in person after reading for years, but hope to fix that at a get together sometime
     
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    Very sad. Life is precious
     
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    Wayne helped welcome me into the social aspect of being a pilot, the knowledge he shared about his experience with his Cirrus (and previous plane), helped give me the confidence in to buy my Yankee.

    In addition, he carried me as a hitchhiker when the weather was too bad for me to fly on my fresh PPL to a POA meetup, giving me a valuable injection of enthusiasm at a time when some stressors of the process had me thinking about quitting.

    Smooth skies and tailwinds.
     
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    RIP. So sad, so young.
     
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    Blue Skies up @wayne.. RIP