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Old 08-13-2019, 06:47 AM
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A group of us at KHAO purchased a memorial brick for Jon to go under the Brown Arch at Oshkosh. Last month at Airventure, we dedicated that brick and gave Jon a Gone West toast. A large group of Jon’s close friends, fellow airshow pilots, and RV and Redline colleagues participated in the toast. Ken made the toast in Jon’s memory.

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https://link.shutterfly.com/pH8FcSnt7Y

https://link.shutterfly.com/C7aNizpt7Y
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:08 AM
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... we dedicated that brick and gave Jon a Gone West toast...
In July 2018 I flew with my friend in his RV9A to Cold Lake, Alberta, and we had the privilege to see Jon perform his routine as a Redline member. Saw him again at Ohskosh the following week.

I just realized he had passed away just a couple of months after the show. My condolences to friends and family.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:40 PM
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Thanks for organizing the tribute Scott! Sorry we missed the toast but we definitely found the tile and reflected on Jon and his friendship!
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:42 PM
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I miss that guy. RIP

https://youtu.be/9KB54hpCt3s
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:22 AM
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Lots of good memories of my times with Jon. A true friend who is surely missed.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:36 AM
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When I bought my first RV John provided hours of assistance and advice. Canít say enough good about him.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:08 AM
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Great guy and greatly missed.

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Old 08-14-2019, 11:06 AM
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I don't know who has the original Vimeo thing that Jon and another did many years ago.

To the soundtrack of Angels and Airwaves.

Red plane and Blue plane messing about.

Isn't a finer tribute and if it can be resurrected and posted on Youtube or Vimeo, a lot of Guys and Gals will be enthused and inspired.

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Old 08-14-2019, 02:43 PM
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Scott:
I was in London at the time, and me and my Co pilot had a toast right along with you guys!!! What a great tribute, and I LOVE the brick.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:15 PM
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I loved the joy of aviation that he shared with his daughter in his "Haley-batics" videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZuxV8cjfDw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0PvglAs1yU
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