Saturday, 20 August 2011

Off topic, RIP Flt Lt Jon Egging

I probably haven't mentioned it a lot on here but one of the other things that has played a big part in my life over the last few years has been airshows. I was heavily involved in the organisation of my local show before Monkey came along, and having attended various symposiums and conferences in the past have met key members of the RAF Aerobatic "Red Arrows" team. Therefore I am particularly saddened by the tragic news about the death of "Red 4" Jon Egging as a result of a crash following their display at Bournemouth airshow. The entire team ooze professionalism and dedication, and their displays are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands every year. The Red Arrows are a truly world class display team, and along with many others my thoughts are with his wife, family, friends and the entire RAFAT family tonight. RIP Jon Egging.

2 comments:

Stephen T. Harper said...

That's a nice thought, TC. My Dad was pilot too and used to take me to see the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds a lot when I was a kid. Incredible pilots all.

TC said...

Thanks Stephen. Never seen the Blue Angels (at least not that I remember) but saw the Thunderbirds a few years back. The pilots are amazing, so talented, and it's so sad that having flown in Afghanistan and returned safely he died on a beautiful day in the UK.