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The Ottawa Flying Club is holding a remembrance get-together in Ottawa this Saturday May 29th from 7-10 P.M., BYOB and if you have photos bring them along and share a funny story. Mehdi would want all those who knew him to have a good time.
http://www.news-herald.com/site/news.cf ... 1849&rfi=6
Condolences to the family
F@*K...His 1st PM sent to me was "Hey, you know I left a 100K $ job to fly...!" It was during that time I was seeking advice about leaving aviation...
Regis#: 3161M Make/Model: C310 Description: 310, T310 (U-3, L-27)
Date: 05/15/2004 Time: 0923
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
City: WILLOUGHBY State: OH Country: US
ACFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, ONE PERSON ON BOARD WAS FATALLY
INJURED, ACFT WAS DESTROYED, WILLOUGHBY, OH
INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 1
# Crew: 1 Fat: 1 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
WEATHER: 08542 30009KT GSM -RA ABR BKN006
Activity: Unknown Phase: Unknown Operation: General Aviation
Departed: WILLOUGHBY, OH Dep Date: 05/15/2004 Dep. Time: 0920
Destination: DAYTON, OH Flt Plan: IFR Wx Briefing: U
Last Radio Cont: DEPARTED RY 23 APRX I MILE
Last Clearance: RADAR CONTACT
FAA FSDO: CLEVELAND, OH (GL25) Entry date: 05/17/2004
My prayers go out to him and his FAMILY.
Thank you, Right Seat Captain, for bringing this to our attention.
-President Ronald Reagan
My sincerest condolences to his friends and family.
I am in shock. He wrote me on May 11 about survery flying - we were both flying in FL at the same time.....Even heard him on the Radio....Although I didn't know him outside of this forum, I feel like I have lost a friend.....He will be missed.
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I will miss him, I will miss reading his messages. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
If anyone would like to make a donation to Mr. Azali's family please feel free to make it by clicking on the paypal "make a donation" link on AvCanada's homepage. I will make sure your kindness gets forwarded to his family.
You think we have control of fate in such matters? I'm not really sure. However it seems like when your "boarding call" is announced, you're going whether you want to or not.Seb wrote:I dont mean to hijack the thread but this has been on my mind for the past little while and in light of this topic i thought it might be fitting. How do you approach news like this, do you think it could happen to you? Do you allow yourself to think like that or do you block it out? Just trying to find out if this train of thought keeps you ahead of the plane or does it scare the hell out of you, maybe both. Can you recall a moment you ever considered leaving aviation because you were simply too scared, what made you stay?
Drive an airplane or drive a desk. It does not matter my friend....does not matter....
"My Cyber friend, Fotoflyer:
Another year has come an gone. I am lucky to be able to add
500+ hours to my log book. I also consider myslelf lucky to
have come across your acquaintance ... It is amazing how this
works, there are times that I wonder if this cyber is stronger
than the real thing. I have pondered over your advice, suggestions
and hopes without even having to have a drink with you.
For all it's worth, have a merry Christmas and a happy new year
my friend. Hopefully this year will be a better year for all
of us and Santa will let us spread our wings without too much
Keep the Blue side up.
Mehdi (a.k.a Muchacho)"
E. Gann said it best........Fate is the hunter.
After over a half a century of flying no one ever died because of my decision not to fly.
Well, the aviation community is a small one and it is unfortunate that events are the ones that bring out a fraternal atmosphere. Anybody's leaving us before his time makes us reflect, whether it is muchacho, or the 30-something healthy fellow who one day falls over dead from a heart attack.Seb wrote:How do you approach news like this, do you think it could happen to you? Do you allow yourself to think like that or do you block it out? Just trying to find out if this train of thought keeps you ahead of the plane or does it scare the hell out of you, maybe both. Can you recall a moment you ever considered leaving aviation because you were simply too scared, what made you stay?
We hear of aviation accidents around the world on a regular basis, but we tend to sometimes regard it with the same indifference as other world events. However, when it is someone we know, it makes us think. And thinking is good! Most experienced pilots will relate a few friends who died early, for whatever reason, and will say it could have been them to. From this they wean their respect for aviation, as well as caution.
I remember having done an aircraft crash survival investigation course, and after learning what I did and seeing pictures, I noticed that I started being considerably more cautious about aviation that I used to. In fact, the first preflight I did after that class was probably the longest one I've ever done! Following the publication of the report of a regional airline accident in the US, one pilot wrote "if an experienced professional flight crew can mess up on an uncomplicated instrument approach, then so can I!"
Time to reflect. Another opportunity to learn something.
-President Ronald Reagan
I found this picture...I don't know if it's appropriate to post it but I thought it reflected what everybody thouht of him!
Mehdi Azali a.k.a Muchacho
You'll be missed!
Damn I've had too many friends burried...fly safe folks.
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I liked his attitude. His posts will be missed on the forum. CJmuchacho
Joined: 19 Feb 2004
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:09 pm Post subject:
Aviation is a wonderful and rewarding career ... I have had many hardships but I am proud to be a pilot. For those of you who complain and blame everything on Aviation ... Do yourself a favor and choose a different path, fly a desk and get a 9-5 job. If you come back, then you understand .... after all you dont know how great flying is until you leave it ... Like a great LOVER
Damn, I've only been in this biz a few years and this has happened to a few people I've known well or like Muchacho, merely been acquanted with. It shakes you, but hopefully humbles you and makes you a cautious and safe driver. Let's never forget the aviators who died in the saddle, doing what they loved.
Avcanada, I have a suggestion. Perhaps we could have a Avcanada memorial forum. Muchacho, bless him, could have the first string. The honored individuald posts could be linked to the string along with people's comments and memories. Just a thought.
That's a neat idea...!loopy wrote:Avcanada, I have a suggestion. Perhaps we could have a Avcanada memorial forum. Muchacho, bless him, could have the first string. The honored individuald posts could be linked to the string along with people's comments and memories. Just a thought.
Blue Skies forever brother Mehdi Azali.....blue skies.