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08-03-2007 11:21 AM  13 years ago
switch26

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I didn't ask you if it mattered. And yes the guy is deceased now. But if I ask a question and you don't have anything POSITIVE to add, please don't be a smartass. For me it does matter. Jimmi
i totaly agree Jimmi,this is why we ask questions because we would like to know the facts right?anyway from what i've heard he died on the way to the er,i just cant remember where i got that from but thats what i've heard,

it really doesnt look like big impact,but thats probably because the video is from too far away,im thinking it wasent the impact that kiled him but maybe the fire,God only knows
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08-03-2007 05:07 PM  13 years ago
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Well thankyou for that, I simply asked the question as it won't bring him back. I wasn't being disrespectful. I admire anyone with the skill to fly an aeroplane in the way he did. To share it with others is fantastic.

If you took offense at what I asked, sorry but don't read into my comments something that wasn't there.
Why fly the rest when you can fly the best. What are the best these days anyway ?
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08-03-2007 06:01 PM  13 years ago
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While at the show, they announced that he was still alive while on the way to the hospital.

The impact was not head-on, he hit the belly of the plane.
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08-04-2007 03:09 AM  13 years ago
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not to get off topic but does anyone have some good high quality large pictures of him and his plane?i would like to download some for my background,ive looked around the internet but havent found any big pictures,most of them are small
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08-04-2007 03:13 AM  13 years ago
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Graeme R H

your other post wasent very friendly Bro,lets just forget about it and move on shal we?i started this thread in memory of Jim Leroy for everyone to share coments,vids and pics of him,is all about him and not us guys so lets keep it clean,no pun intended here guys
Regards all and thank you for posting
Raf
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08-04-2007 03:16 AM  13 years ago
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The Coroner said he died on impact, thankfully he did not burn to death. He was a class act all the way.
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08-04-2007 03:34 AM  13 years ago
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I saw him once a few years ago and he came in from the left in knife edge flight. He slowly raised the nose and rotated into a hover from knife edge. All of this was very low to the ground. I have never seen a full size plane do that. He also held the hover for a while. I could see the control surfaces moving constantly to maintain it. He was definately the most daring airshow pilot I have ever seen. I guess it got the best of him in the end though.
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08-04-2007 03:44 AM  13 years ago
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I wonder what drove him to push the envelope so much in such an unforgiving environment?
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08-04-2007 11:35 PM  13 years ago
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Thats what I have also heard sealermen, that it was on impact. Thank god he didn't suffer in that fireball.A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing
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08-05-2007 04:20 AM  13 years ago
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he died on impact, military friends of mine were at the show and heard it on the radio a few minutes after the crash.Justin - Team Horizon, Team Byron
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08-05-2007 02:51 PM  13 years ago
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That makes me mad that they told the public that he was still alive. I guess the announcer could have been mis-informed or heard wrong but that's not something that a person should get mixed up.
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08-05-2007 06:38 PM  13 years ago
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the reason they did that was because they wanted to inform the wife and kids first. It's the way it's always done, you inform the family then make it public. It's called respect.Justin - Team Horizon, Team Byron
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08-06-2007 04:16 AM  13 years ago
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the reason they did that was because they wanted to inform the wife and kids first. It's the way it's always done, you inform the family then make it public. It's called respect.
i totally agree with merlin3 it is only fair that the family gets the news first and then let the media in on the bad news,they also do it cause it would probably drive everyone away,you wouldnt want to be in a show where someone got in a fatal accedent
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