Mike Collins - AOPA Technical Editor, pilot, photojournalist, and more

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  1. G-Man

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    Like many, I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mike Collins, Technical Editor at AOPA, photojournalist, craft beer cognoscenti, and much more. Mike died of Covid-19 yesterday, after fewer than two weeks in intensive care. He was 59.

    POA members may know Mike from AOPA fly-ins and other general aviation events for the last few decades. He was a fixture, to say the least. His photography and writing was a mainstay of AOPA media and he often presented on ADS-B and other topics at various events.

    He was encouraging and inspiring while being honest and not avoiding difficult topics. I tremendously liked Mike; and admired and respected him. His death is a huge loss for his family, friends, and all his communities. Godspeed, Mike.

    https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media...dbye-aopa-loses-technical-editor-mike-collins

    https://www.facebook.com/mike.collins.photojournalist
     
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    Oh, man. This is awful news. Agreed, he was such a nice an talented guy.
     
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    Really bad news. RIP and tailwinds, Mike.
     
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    Ah man, that's a bummer. Tailwinds Mike.