I was very sad to read about the passing of Mannan Thompson recently here on VAF. I remembered that I had a beer with him at SNF 2015 and snapped this picture. We talked about his declining health and that he had to give up flying his RV8. I had a feeling that this would be the last time I would see him.
I met Mannan years ago at some fly in somewhere and, like many have already posted, he was a man who left an impression on you. It was easy to talk to him and feel that he was a genuine friend. He was someone I was always happy to see and someone I will always remember.