Saturday, September 8, 2012

Flying with the Angels now.

Yesterday the Aviation world lost something special.

Bob Odegaard died doing what he loved, flying. He was practicing for an airshow in Valley City North Dakota in a blue F2G Super Corsair that he and his son's had restored the previous year when either pilot error or mechanical failure caused the big former fighter/race plane to strike the ground at catastrophic speed.

To the best of my knowledge, Bob died on impact.

He is survived by his two sons a daughter and his wife. They have been my friends since I was kneehigh to a grasshopper and my heart goes out to them.

You fly with the angels Bob, to the sound of big round engines and Merlin V12s

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