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    Default Lost a friend in a mid-air collision

    Monday a few miles from my house a friend was up giving a standard biannual flight review when they collided with another aircraft. The other aircraft made it down and fortunately the pilot survived. But the plane that Paul was in crashed and burned killing him and the other pilot. The investigation is far from complete, but it seems that they just didn't see each other. A reminder that the business we engage in is not inherently dangerous but is not forgiving. It has jack to do with the show but I thought it would be appropriate to remember Paul just one more place.

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    Oh, sorry to hear that Scott.

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    Wow, that's a tough one. My condolences on the loss of your friend, Scott.

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    Yeah that is a tough one. This time of year there are micro lites over my house most days and I always wonder about the wisdom of sitting strapped to a kite with nothing more than a washing machine engine between you and gravity.

    With planes though, 9 times out of 10 it seems to be human error unfortunately and like you say, pretty unforgiving.
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    My sincerest condolences to you,everyone at the airfield and the family.

    Life is a harsh mistress, but at least your friend died doing what he loved.

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    My sincere condolences. It is amazing how fragile life is.

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    I heard about this on the news. Sorry to hear it was a friend of yours. My thoughts are with the family.

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    I had heard this, but didn't know you knew him. Sorry this happened Scott.
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    Oh, horrible news indeed. Sorry Scott... just tragic.

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