Richard L. Collins Gone West

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Richard L. Collins Gone West

Postby cam737 » Mon May 07, 2018 12:50 am

I just learned Richard L. Collins has passed. He was 84 when he died on April 29. Mr Collins was a great writer, and, a great safety advocate. As a kid, college kid, adult...I read his columns every month in Flying magazine. So much of his stuff is timeless. I just re-read "Singles are safer than Twins"...heresy at the time he wrote it.
Sad to see great ones go. (I felt the same way when Len Morgan passed)
His last article: ... -students/
God Speed Richard Collins!

P.S. His last written words..."So, fly on, carefully."
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Re: Richard L. Collins Gone West

Postby MrMorden » Thu May 10, 2018 1:02 am

I started my flight training with his Sporty's videos. What a great pilot and friend to Aviation. He will be missed.
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2007 Flight Design CTSW E-LSA

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