Major General R.W. (Bob) Fassold

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Major General R.W. (Bob) Fassold

#1 Post by chipmunk » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:45 pm

Bob Fassold passed away last week after a short illness.

A Celebration of Life for Bob will be held in the Ottawa area on August 23, 2018 in the afternoon.
He influenced many people and was a huge resource of anything DHC-1, Comet, and more. All are welcome.
You can PM me for further details.
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Re: Major General R.W. (Bob) Fassold

#2 Post by Schooner69A » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:40 pm

Damn. Served with him in Portage, I think.
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Re: Major General R.W. (Bob) Fassold

#3 Post by TeePeeCreeper » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:02 pm

Was he the gentleman who once had a DHC-1 based at CYRO?

If so, I clearly remember him showing me around it when I was doing my PPL back in the day.

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Re: Major General R.W. (Bob) Fassold

#4 Post by chipmunk » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:01 am

TeePeeCreeper wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:02 pm
Was he the gentleman who once had a DHC-1 based at CYRO?

If so, I clearly remember him showing me around it when I was doing my PPL back in the day.

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Re: Major General R.W. (Bob) Fassold

#5 Post by pelmet » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:39 am

Flew with him twice in the Chipmunk and bought a ride for a friend who learned to fly in Chipmunks as well in order for it to be his first and last flown type in the logbook 50 years apart.

Bob was a wealth of information just on the Chipmunk alone and has written his own POH version for the aircraft. I was lucky to get to fly a few other ones over the years and learn more about its characteristics, but it all started with Bob.

Thanks Bob.
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