Well, the dreadful news came as quite a shock at the weekend. We knew Chris wasn’t too well a few weeks back, through emails exchanged with Caz but had no idea how serious.
I’m so sad that he has left us. We had so much fun at the airfield together, he also taught me much regards engineering and helped me immensely with our new aircraft.
It’s just not going to be the same without him flying the Pride of Deanland (his VP) , having AvChat at the airfield and seeing him in his 1940s Jeep at the Fly In.
Here’s how I will always remember Chris. He is wearing his flying mask and helmet in the back of the Champ, making me laugh almost for the entire flight, with his Flying officer zippy impressions from the seat behind, as I struggled to fly.
I’m going to bloody miss you mate.
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