A couple of years ago I wrote about a relatives amazing retirement project. After a lifetime of amateur and professional flying yesterday John made his last flight.
Don’t really know the details yet, beyond what was in the newspaper report, but as with all aircraft related accidents there will be a full investigation. It was a real shock and great loss to his family, friends and the Waikato aviation community.
Vale Captain John, OLFLYA, you’ll be missed.
Below: John in command of a Cessna Crusader twin between Matamata & Hamilton. I took this from the co-pilot seat on a flight where, closely supervised, he let me have a short turn at the controls. The only time, so far at least, I’ve flown an aircraft that wasn’t a computer simulation.
Not sure how long this will be on-line, Stuff Media’s (CHRISTINE CORNEGE / FAIRFAX MEDIA NZ) video of the Funeral