Fred Flight 22 Jan 2013 KEYW

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Fred Flight 22 Jan 2013 KEYW

#1 Post by Colonel Sanders » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:59 pm

Goodbye, old friend.

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Re: Fred Flight 22 Jan 2013 KEYW

#2 Post by Shiny Side Up » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:03 am

Looks like a good way to say goodbye.

Who's in the pics?
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Re: Fred Flight 22 Jan 2013 KEYW

#3 Post by Colonel Sanders » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:15 pm

Finger (right) formation. T-6 in lead, flown by Satan.
Gary Ward #2 on left in MX2. Me in Pitts #3 on right.
Bill Gordon in modified Christen Eagle #4. Did the
"missing man" flight for the burial at sea. Pulled up
and flew west. I think I did it right.

Last photo is Freddy starting the Beech 18. He's second
from right in the red/white four Pitts gas pump photo.
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#4 Post by Beefitarian » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:50 am

Pretty good pictures.
Who's beside Fred in the gas pump picture and is the Stars and Stripes plane Fred's?
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Re: Fred Flight 22 Jan 2013 KEYW

#5 Post by Colonel Sanders » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:05 pm

The "Stars & Stripes" S-2B is Bob's - standing
next to Fred at the pumps.

Fred's last S-2C was the yellow/black in the
photos above.

Before that, he had a red/white S-2C, parked
here at the front of my hangar:

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Fred had a phenomenal amount of Waco and
Pitts time. Not too many people will ever log
tens of thousands of hours of biplane time,
especially in the future.
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Re: Fred Flight 22 Jan 2013 KEYW

#6 Post by Colonel Sanders » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:55 am

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Re: Fred Flight 22 Jan 2013 KEYW

#7 Post by Changes in Latitudes » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:23 pm

I've seen him buzz by a few times when I was down there, I kick myself for not driving to the airport and saying hello. Or least buying a ride with someone who can fly better than me.

Nice tribute to a fascinating life.

"now they make you fly 20 hours with all that crap you gotta go through"
"People come to Key West for four things..."

I like him. I really like him.
I'm guessing it was a national week of mourning in the Conch Republic.

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