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smokincrater
12-07-2007, 01:38 AM
Colin Pay of the Pay Aviation Services in the Hunter Valley has been killed in a firefighting training accident.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=75756

Colin first introduced me to aviation. Back in the 1991 airshow at Richmond. My father got talking to a rather nice man about old WWII aircraft. Little do I know this quiet man rebuilt WWII aircraft for a hobby. He said he had an impressive CAC Mustang but invited my father and I back to the one he had flown to the airshow. He introduced me to a rather beautiful aircraft called a Supermarine Spitfire. I still have the photos to this day with me at the controls. The aircraft in question A58-758 had crashed on its test flight and it had been repaired and was a instructional airframe. Then it was put back into it`s crate until 1982 and took to the air three years later. Colin has since rebuilt a Kittyhawk and painted the aircraft in the Late Wing Commander Bobby Gibbes classic CV-V colours.

To say you can knock me over with a feather is an understatment. Australian Aviation is all the poorer for his passing.

All the man started out with was a surplus Tiger Moth(which unitl the time of his death, he still owned).

smokincrater
12-07-2007, 01:38 AM
Colin Pay of the Pay Aviation Services in the Hunter Valley has been killed in a firefighting training accident.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=75756

Colin first introduced me to aviation. Back in the 1991 airshow at Richmond. My father got talking to a rather nice man about old WWII aircraft. Little do I know this quiet man rebuilt WWII aircraft for a hobby. He said he had an impressive CAC Mustang but invited my father and I back to the one he had flown to the airshow. He introduced me to a rather beautiful aircraft called a Supermarine Spitfire. I still have the photos to this day with me at the controls. The aircraft in question A58-758 had crashed on its test flight and it had been repaired and was a instructional airframe. Then it was put back into it`s crate until 1982 and took to the air three years later. Colin has since rebuilt a Kittyhawk and painted the aircraft in the Late Wing Commander Bobby Gibbes classic CV-V colours.

To say you can knock me over with a feather is an understatment. Australian Aviation is all the poorer for his passing.

All the man started out with was a surplus Tiger Moth(which unitl the time of his death, he still owned).

KG66_Gog
12-07-2007, 01:52 AM
no no no! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

HotelBushranger
12-07-2007, 01:52 AM
I'm said to hear this. He's done a lot for Australian aviation and he was always a regular at Temora Aviation Museum. He'll be missed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

mhuxt
12-07-2007, 04:23 AM
Damn it - heard about the accident, didn't realise it was Col Pay.

This is just terrible.

Heliopause
12-07-2007, 05:04 AM
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Ratsack
12-07-2007, 05:06 AM
Sad loss.

Ratsack

Divine-Wind
12-07-2007, 08:16 PM
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Always sad to see a great pilot go. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif