Gone West: Mike Andrews (mikea)

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  1. Everskyward

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    LOL, OK. I haven't seen Kent in a while and I don't think I've ever met Scott. Now I'm not even going to attempt to name the others, even though I'm pretty sure....
     
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  2. Ted

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    What a great photo, @ScottM , thanks for sharing it
     
  3. gprellwitz

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    Back row is Leslie @lprellwitz and Grant @gprellwitz , Joan and Mike @mikea, Joe Zubay (Mike's CFI) and Joe's wife.
    Front row are Dr. Bruce @bbchien and his wife Susan, Karen and her husband Scott @ScottM . Dr. Bruce was his best man.
     
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    Correction: It was his 65th birthday. I had it wrong too. :confused: His personality was younger than his physical age!

    And some additional information from Joan.
    Mike will be cremated, and a memorial celebration of life will be held at a later date to avoid being a super-spreader event! Donations in Mike’s name may be made to the 2x2 Animal Rescue, Making a Difference Rescue, Young Eagles, EAA or AOPA.

    Any interest in a memorial plaque at EAA AirVenture like we did for Moxie? I think it would be a great tribute! https://www.eaa.org/eaa/support-eaa/give/tribute-opportunities/eaa-memorial-wall
     
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  5. CJones

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    Man, reading all these names is bringing back some long lost memories. I have no idea what number I came in at - not even sure if I'm double or triple digit - but I think I was in fairly early on. I remember chatting with Laurie, Jesse, Tony, Jamie (aka Jules), John (aka 'old man'), Nick (aka Skyhog) and others into the wee hours of the morning on the old chat maybe even before you came on the scene and wooed Laurie into submission.
     
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    If memory serves, Ron Levy is POADELETED20. -Skip

    (ps: Memory may not serve! That was a long time ago...)
     
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    I'd be in on a memorial plaque.
     
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    Sign me up.
     
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    I'm #95 and I'm pretty sure I joined on the first day PoA was available to the public. Almost all of us were refugees from the old AOPA "Yellow board" that was going to be shut down shortly thereafter, so there was a big wave of signups when the start of PoA was announced on the yellow board. Some of the early plans for PoA started as posts on the yellow board too, so we knew it was coming.

    I expected it to be Brian Austin, but he's #5 so I think

    400 pounds! He had 4x fuel tanks in his plane:

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    That makes sense - Probably testing user permissions vs admin permissions.

    Evil Chuck! Forgot all about that.

    Oddly enough, Mike worked for AT&T. Maybe @bbchien can clarify his comment from long ago!

    Abso-freaking-lutely, count me in.

    You're #243. Were you ever on the yellow board?
     
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    I'm #16.
     
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    Yep. I was a yellow board refugee. Wasn't it the red board before it was the yellow board?
     
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    I think it was the other way around. Yellow first, then red. I think they shut red down for w while too (after the "bicycle" incident).

    Chuck had set up a couple of test accounts. Evil Chuck was one, but there was also a PoA test account so permission settings could be tested. IIRC, there were 4 or 5 test accounts.
     
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    Nope... Yellow first (or if not first, it was that color by 2001 when I joined AOPA), then no board at all for a bit, then red. And now back to none at all.
     
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    Ah.. Ok. I've slept since then, so it's all a blur that far back. ;)

    Pretty sure I joined AOPA and whatever color board was associated with AOPA in 2000. I don't think I ever re-joined after I came over here. I have no clue what my username was over there back in the day.
     
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    I want to say that we actually used our real names on the yellow board, IIRC. I do think I have a couple of old screen shots of it somewhere...
     
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    Very nice Photo Scott. Mike was a good guy.
     
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    Sigh. I think I was user #5. Mike was indeed user #3.
     
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    How times have changed. Tony finally found a shift key on his keyboard.
     
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    I spoke with Joan today, and she asked me to pass along her thanks for all the nice comments here.

    And the idea of Dr Bruce being #6 is kind of weird. I always thought he is not a number, but is a free man! And if Evil Greebo is #2? Hmmmmm...
     
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    I never met him but I have seen that beautiful 235 based at my airport. Was in New Mexico when he passed. Wish I would have met him after everything that has been said.
     
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    Well, this sucks. I'll miss you Mike.
     
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    Thanks Kent. We have raised enough for the plaque, but I'm leaving it open a while to allow others to contribute. I want to express my thanks, and thanks on behalf of Joan, for the generosity of ALL who donated to the EAA in Mike's name!
     
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    thank you, Grant, for taking the time and making the effort to do this.
     
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    What Spike said!