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Wg Cmdr Ken Wallis MBE

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Pete B - Moderator03/09/2013 21:59:18
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Very sad news that Ken Wallis has passed away, aged 97.

One of the great British aviators, an inspiration to many aeromodellers and a character to boot, he'll be missed.

RIP

Chris Bott - Moderator03/09/2013 22:02:46
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Oh that is sad news Pete. One of aviations amazing characters.

Tony Bennett03/09/2013 22:06:14
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good age though.

oh to have done a 1/4 of the things he has managed.

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator03/09/2013 22:10:24
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Sad news indeed.........

May he rest in peace....

MikeS03/09/2013 22:22:21
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Great Man and he will be missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Mike

Tom Wright 203/09/2013 22:29:02
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A great loss to the Auto gyro world . Probably the last of the true UK pioneers that have made such a significant contribution to keeping the autogyros in the public eye, and applying his talent and engineering skills to new developments.

Most of all a true gentleman .

Tom.

Foxfan03/09/2013 22:36:21
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A paltry little item just this minute on the TV news!

A sad loss to many ares of interest.

Martin

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator03/09/2013 22:39:52
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Very sad to hear that. I will always remember the fantastic bit of in-flight video where he demonstrated the stability of the autogyro by sitting side saddle with his legs crossed on a sort of micro-light version with his hands off the controls! Brilliant.

BEB

Concorde Speedbird03/09/2013 22:40:04
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I am very sad to hear this. A true pioneering aviator, maybe the last, doing what he loved for all of his life. Not only a great asset to aviation but a great asset to the world, he will be remembered.

Concorde Speedbird

Lindsay Todd03/09/2013 22:53:56
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Indeed a true pioneer, will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Linds

Terry Walters04/09/2013 07:06:20
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That is sad news - a real gentleman and a great aviator in the true sense.

Terry

Ade Eades (Eadsie)04/09/2013 07:39:25
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What an amazing chap he was, had a great life too, will be missed,

Ade

Peter Miller04/09/2013 08:04:34
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Fantastic man. I read his autobiography and you just wnder how one man can do so much.

Alan Wood04/09/2013 09:40:01
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RIP. I met him once, a truely great man.

alan p04/09/2013 09:48:00
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Very sad news an inspirational man not many left. Sad when we have to listen to hours of waffle when a so called celebritary dies yet a deafening silence when outstanding people like Ken Wallis pass away.

Mark Agate04/09/2013 12:04:59
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It's a bit of a shame the BBC News story is titled "James Bond stunt pilot dies", when he was so much more besides!

Colin Leighfield04/09/2013 13:17:30
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He seemed to be one of those people who would go on for ever. I'm very sad to hear that we've finally lost him. What will happen now to his private air-force of autogyros? Most people aren't aware either of his amazing career with the RAF before and during WW2. That alone is a great story. Let's hope that one of the TV companies recognises what an interesting subject his life and achievements would make for a feature programme. Fingers crossed.

Olly P04/09/2013 14:18:57
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3 cheers for the Wng Cmdr

Hip Hip

Huzzah

Hip Hip

Huzzah

Hip Hip.

Huzzah

I would say rest in peace, but Wng Cmdr Wallis will want to do anything but rest!

Danny Fenton04/09/2013 15:08:22
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Very sad news indeed, condolences to his family and friends

ken anderson.04/09/2013 16:56:21
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all the above from me also.........

ken anderson ne...1........

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