Bob Bruneau (RotaryWingBob)

Discussion in 'Gone West' started by AdamZ, May 29, 2008.

  1. deafsound

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    My condolences. take care Mrs. Bruneau
     
  2. GMascelli

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    Condolences to Bob's family and his extended family here on POA. A class act guy, always friendly and willing to share his knowledge of flight.

    Tailwinds Bob, you will be missed, but not forgotten.

    Gary & Mary
     
  3. Kaye

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    Well shoot, Adam. You just ruined my make-up for the day due to the tears. Thanks for letting us know.

    And my sincere condolences go out to his family.
     
  4. RogerT

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    My prayers and condolences to Bob's family. I enjoyed his posts on there
    and sadly never had the chance to meet him in person. Being a fellow
    rotorhead, his helicopter posts were always fun.

    RT
     
  5. t0r0nad0

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    I've only been hanging out on PoA for just over a year, so I unfortunately never had the chance to meet Bob personally. However, I did also really enjoy his posts. His Chopper 101 page was very informative and was just a sampling of the things that were and could be learned from him. By all accounts, he was a good person, and a hell of a pilot (you'd have to be to be a proficient fling-winger). Blue skies and tailwinds, Bob. Adam, thanks for telling us about this, and please extend my condolences to his family.

    (P.S. Jesse, can you take that Chopper 101 page and host it here? http://bobanddusty.com/aviation/chopper101.html It is a very good resource and it would be a shame to lose it).
     
  6. Greebo

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    What if we simply change his avatar and profile pic to this:
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  7. t0r0nad0

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    Chuck, I like that.
     
  8. Anthony

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    Chuck, thanks, that is really nice.
     
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    Tailwinds Bob.


    It really says something about the person when his passing saddens people all over the world. We have a special thing here guys... and I'm so glad Bob was a part of it.

    :heli:
     
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  10. Greebo

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    I will hold off to allow a few hours for any possible objections, then implement the change.
     
  11. astanley

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    No objections here. A great way to honor one of our members...

    Cheers,

    -Andrew
     
  12. Dart

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    No objection.

    May I add that John Lancaster (Flingwing) has also left us and his name remains on the roster. How about we honor all past members with a special avatar or a ribbon on their old avatar. IIR, John passed while working as a helicopter pilot transporting oil platform personnel. He too was a great guy.
     
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    Members Avatar, black ribbon and caption at bottom is a great way to honor members who have passed.
     
  14. ScottM

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    I could not remember who that was that passed a couple of years ago and I am glad you recalled him.

    I agree with dart, update John's avatar in what ever way is finally decided for Bob's.
     
  15. Anthony

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    Yes, John was a great guy. That's a great ideas Dart.
     
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    No objections from me (who could object to that???) - and I agree with updating the avatars of members who have gone West. :yes:
     
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    mine, too. Thats for sharing with us, Adam and for your touching eulogy. My condolences to Bob's family and prayers for comfort and peace in their and our time of loss. Bob will be greatly missed.
     
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    A nice tribute, Chuck. I'm in favor of it.
     
  19. gkainz

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    Sad news. Instead of losing these members in the general Members List, any way we can set up a "Member's Hall of Remembrance" listing?
     
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    I like that idea!:yes:
     
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    We won't lose members from the general members list. Their registrations will never be deleted.

    Changing the avatars is a pretty simple step. I'm not opposed to a hall of remembrance, but it will require some extra work, and will need to be discussed with the MC.
     
  23. Henning

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    :(:(:(:(:( Not much else to say......sigh.....
     
  24. Ghery

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    We'll miss him greatly. I never had the chance to meet Bob, but I really enjoyed his posts about flying fling wings and moving from the R-22 to the R-44. From his postings he was a gentleman and he will be missed by us all.
     
  25. Richard

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    Ghery said exactly what I want to say.
     
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    Bob was a damn nice guy. He sure loved his helicopter.

    Romeo India Papa, Bob.

    :(
     
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    What a perfect name that would be for the proposed "Gone West" memorial "forum" on this site.
     
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    As an aside, I'll be bringing my trumpet to Gastons, so an honorary tribute to Bob in the playing of Taps is an order.
     
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    Maybe we could have a card to sign for the family.

    Im in favor for Taps Jason.
     
  30. TangoWhiskey

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    I'll have one there:
    http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum/showthread.php?p=303499#post303499

    Adam has already PM'd me his address; I'll get the signed card to him, he'll get it to Dusty.

    Ditto... would love to hear some of the other instruments pull off Amazing Grace, too.
     
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    My heart just sank when I seen Scott's avatar...I don't look outside the controlled airspace much, but I think that will change. As a fellow flingwinger he enlighted me on some points about the R22 & R44 helis. I only wish I could have met him before he pulled pitch and headed west.......
     
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    I really enjoyed Bob's posts, he seemed to be a class act fellow. Fair winds, Bob. :(

    I agree with those in favor of some type of memorial area for PoAers who have flown west.
     
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    Ditto. I also think that hosting "Chopper 101" on PoA to make sure it lasts would be a very fitting tribute.

    I did get to meet Bob, but only once (at FlyBQ 07). Thinking back, what strikes me is that Bob sought me out. Maybe he just wanted to see the freakshow that flew 700nm for lunch, but I'm pretty sure he was just a super-friendly guy who wanted to welcome "the new guy" (to the east-coast crowd) and make me feel welcome. I can't even remember what all we talked about, but I know I was smiling.

    Bob, I've got something for you. You've gotta forgive the folks up there, they've been flying fixed-wing since the dawn of time. But, I think you'll like this design. You should be able to make it with the parts you've already been issued. It's still experimental, so you'll have to stay within 50 miles of KHEV for the first 50 hours, but I think you'll like it. Enjoy:

    [​IMG]

    (I tried to animate this, but I just ain't that good!)
     

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    Great tribute Kent!
     
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    That's great, Kent! :D

    But you've got the identifier wrong, I think... Isn't it KHVN? :)
     
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    Actually, I think he's cleared direct HEAVN. And yes, Kent, that's great!
     
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    :( My condolences to his family.
     
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    Oh no, this is terrible news. I just now discovered this thread since I was away for a few days and got curious about the avatars with the black ribbons. My prayers go out to Bob's family. He will be sorely missed here and certainly among the larger aviation community. Blue skies and tailwinds Bob.:(