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