Gone West Forum

Discussion in 'Gone West' started by Ted, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    The question was asked if we had a specific place where we remembered our friends who have gone west. Although we have traditionally had threads started by friends to remember the deceased, we haven't consolidated those threads in any particular location.

    The intent is that we also move threads about those who have passed already here, so please make the mods aware of threads that need to be moved.
     
  2. weilke

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    Trying to remember the name or forum handle for the gentleman from tidewater VA who participated here until the day he passed. He had like a 65 year flying career.
     
  3. RyanB

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    I like this addition. Good going mods!
     
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  4. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    As you come up with threads that should be moved, the best thing to do would be to find them and then hit "report post" with the reason for the report.
     
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    Did a simple search on the word "west" in titles, and tried to report, and system keeps making me wait longer and longer. Reported a handfull anyway.
     
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    ejensen Pattern Altitude Gone West

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    Carol Channing died yesterday, 97 yo.
     
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    RIP... But I'm pretty sure she wasn't on PoA. ;)
     
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    Couldn't find anything like that. I did a search on "Tidewater" and the only possibility I found in the results is L10MAN, but it sounds like he is/was from eastern TN.
     
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    OK, I just reported a handful, including the actual announcement of Bo Boggs' death (The Old Man) - The thread that's in here was him saying he thought he'd taken his last flight.

    I would suggest that the threads that make the announcement should have their names changed to the name of the person. Maybe that's me not wanting my legacy thread to be titled "What a dumbass" ;) but it just seems more personal that way.
     
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  11. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    For clarification - "Gone West" is meant to be specifically for people who were PoA members. Exceptions may be made for people who were particularly influential or meaningful in PoA history who may not have been members but may have been participants, but it's not meant to be a general obituaries section.

    If you think about it in the forum terms, this is where we sit around the hangar and tell stories remembering our friends.
     
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    Norman is one I’ll always miss around these parts. Always liked how he’d throw in a wisecrack every now and then—definitely a train lover too. I found it sobering when he mentioned that he didn’t have much time left and just a few short weeks later he passed.

    RIP Norm!
     
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  13. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    Note that Norm's thread is in the Gone West forum, and those are threads that we can resurrect anytime to chat about how we miss our friends. :)

    Thread here:

    https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/in-memory-of-norman-flown-west.109427/
     
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    Trying to find the thread about Mike Schneider (Marathon Mike), from Tallahassee. Great guy, he and I flew the very first GoFlyAmerica claim flight in his Maule.
     
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    Already there with the thread title, "Member Gone West". I'll put up the "Gone West" banner on his avatar.
     
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    Thank you, Mari. Mike a class act.

    Reading through some of these is sobering. Friends I knew, and some I hadn't met yet.
     
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    GRG55 Final Approach Gone West

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    Thank you!!
     
  18. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    It's sobering, and sad in some ways. It also brings back memories of good friends who've since passed, people who we want to remember.

    I'm happy to see the enthusiasm behind this forum for this reason.
     
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    We still have Bo Boggs' complete Blog here "somewhere" - had promised The Redhead we'd have that, and so need to put up a link somewhere.
     
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    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    I'd suggest adding that to his memorial thread, along with any other links to any of the memorial threads that people want to share.
     
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    It's already in there.
     
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    Jesse used to host it but the link has been down for ages. I reposted Bo’s blog, through my blog page. Sandra is aware of the location, here is the link.

    https://flightsofthemouse.blogspot.com/
     
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    Excellent!

    Flights of a friend.
     
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    As sad as it is to say, this sub-forum is all too needed. Thank you for adding it.
     
  25. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    None of us are getting out of this alive.

    That said, when Greg brought the idea to our attention, we all agreed that this was a very good idea and I think felt similarly to you, Ghery. None of us could really figure out why it hadn't been done sooner.
     
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    Sad, yes... But it means that PoA has been around for quite a while now. Almost 14 years!
     
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    The funny (well not so funny, actually) thing is that these are only a fraction of the folks. While many prolific posters have been active here for more than a decade, there are plenty of POA members who chimes in here and there and one day go dark. Maybe they lost interest, maybe they got bored, lost their medical and gave up flying, or considering the average age of GA pilots, perhaps passed on without anyone here every knowing.

    But it's a good point; 60 years from now, most of us reading this thread today will have flown west.
     
  28. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    I’m sure you’re right that we’ve lost members we don’t know about. But, when we find out (assuming we do), we have a place for them.
     
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    Not me, I'm going to fly east for my last flight to First Flight Airport.
     
  30. Skip Miller

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    Wouldn't that make it Last Flight Airport?

    -Skip
     
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    Yeah, but then you have to go to the opposite coast for Last Flight Airport. That's why they call it flying west...
     
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    That's fine but understand you can't park your plane there more than 24 hours or the NPS will write you a ticket!
     
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