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Re: Blue Skies forever

Post by sn26567 » 25 Jul 2019, 14:44

With much appreciation and sadness – air cargo industry has lost air cargo veteran Ron King

It is with great regret Volga-Dnepr has to report that Ron King, one of the air cargo veterans in the USA, has suddenly passed away on the 19th of July, 2019. He would have turned 77 on July, 22nd and has certainly left an immense imprint on the air cargo sector in the USA in general and on Volga-Dnepr’s development in particular.

With almost 50-year experience in logistics, Ron King has contributed to successful implementation of various transport projects, being eager to share his professionalism, extensive experience in logistics and in-depth market knowledge. Throughout his career path he held multiple executive positions in Curtis Air Services, Transamerica Airlines, and World Airways.

He joined Volga-Dnepr in 2001 as a Commercial Director in the USA and during almost 14 years was building the image of Volga-Dnepr in the USA, gaining new projects, attracting new customers, strengthening Volga-Dnepr’s market position and sharing his tremendous knowledge with colleagues.

During his time with Volga-Dnepr, not only has he reinforced the company’s position, but has also been a tutor to the whole team members who engrossed his knowledge, experience and personal approach to business development. Ron King will be sadly missed as he was a true personality who possessed the unique knowledge of air freight. His contribution will always be highly appreciated” – commented Konstantin Vekshin, Executive President of Charter Cargo Operation at Volga-Dnepr.

Our sincere condolences go to his family, closest friends and colleagues.
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Post by TLspotting » 22 Aug 2019, 21:50

A Saudia flight attendant in her crew Bus crash.

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Re: Blue Skies forever

Post by sn26567 » 26 Aug 2019, 18:23

Hero pilot and aviation safety icon, Al Haynes, has died at the age of 87.

In 1989, he was the Captain that led his crew to land the severely crippled United flight UA232 in Sioux City, beating the odds to save 185 of his passengers after the engine mounted in the tail of the DC-10 had exploded at 37,000 feet. Shrapnel from the exploding engine had severed all the hydraulic lines.

From that moment on, Haynes couldn’t budge any of the flight-control surfaces on the wings and the tail. It was as if, when driving a car, the steering wheel would no longer turn the wheels.

One of Captain Haynes' most important decisions that day was not being afraid to ask for and accept help, from all available sources. Crucially, he asked Captain Fitch, a passenger and fellow DC-10 pilot who had practised this scenario in the sim, onto the flight deck.

When United UA232 slammed onto the Sioux City runway, the jet cartwheeled, broke up, and exploded in flames, killing 111 of those aboard. But 185 survived.

The whole story appears in The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-ne ... e-crashed/
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Re: Blue Skies forever

Post by luchtzak » 07 Sep 2019, 17:20

Captain Freddy Deneffe, famous for flying with his dog Captain Mac, died at the age of 82

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Re: Blue Skies forever

Post by Passenger » 11 Sep 2019, 07:49

It's that sad day again: 11th September.
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Re: Blue Skies forever

Post by sn26567 » 12 Sep 2019, 21:07

Skywork founder Alex Gribi passed away on 08 September 2019. He was 76.
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Re: Blue Skies forever

Post by Passenger » 01 Oct 2019, 21:17

RIP for that anonymous Guinee guy who thaught that he could survive Conakry-Casablanca in the wheel well of a Boeing 737 (30 Sept, CN-ROA, B737-800, RAM AT526).

There's a shocking video by ground staff at Casablanca on YouTube. Then search "un guinéen retrouvé mort accroché à un vol de la Royale Air Maroc".

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Re: Blue Skies forever

Post by Passenger » 23 Oct 2019, 23:38

Marieke 'Wielemie' Vervoort: 10/05/1979-22/10/2019.

Wielemie suffered from a muscle and spine disease till the constant and increasing pain became too much.

Paralympic champion and world record holder - wheelchair racing.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marieke_Vervoort

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