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General Category => General Pattern Discussion => Topic started by: Ashley Hoyland on 10, September 2017, 10:48:36 AM

Title: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Ashley Hoyland on 10, September 2017, 10:48:36 AM
After receiving a telephone call from John Morton it is with regret I have to say that Steve Dunning lost his fight against his long term illnesses last evening.

Steve was always a very enthusiastic member of the GBR/CAA as a pilot, contest director, model designer and manufacturer and made many friends throughout our aeromodelling world.

Our sympathies go Sue and Matt at this sad time.
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Malcolm Harris on 10, September 2017, 11:01:13 AM
Very sorry to hear this.

Steve was one of the good guys and always very helpful and treated me like a long lost friend whenever I met him.

Rest in peace.

Malcolm
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Alan Wild on 10, September 2017, 11:26:15 AM
Very sorry to hear this.
One of the very few all good guys.
I've never forgotten him saying "Flash Git!" (with that big grin, and friendliest tone) to me, when I managed to beat him in a seniors comp at Stansted about a hundred years ago.


RIP Steve.
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Tom Bootyman on 10, September 2017, 11:27:54 AM
Such sad news  :(
I last saw Steve a few weeks ago at the scattering of Trevor's ashes and although not well he was upbeat and looking forwards with his usual cheeky grin and humour.


Thoughts to his wife Sue and son Matthew.
 Fly high Steve. RIP
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Martyn Kinder on 10, September 2017, 11:30:40 AM
Thanks Ashley


Steve has been a close friend for a number of years. I will miss him. He was always very supportive of me and my lousy building and flying. My thoughts are with Sue and Matt. Dreadfully sad news.


Martyn
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Greg Butterworth on 10, September 2017, 12:19:05 PM
Indeed very sad, Having known Steve for many years we all knew that he did not enjoy the best of health and ultimately that restricted his enjoyment of flying to a degree...his enthusiasm did not wane and he remained active building and was to the end a great support within the UKCAA still active when able and maintaining a huge back catalogue of plans and designs.


knowing him to be ill its nevertheless a shock and aeromodellings loss..


Too many good guys have gone this year....RIP steve
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Bill Michie on 10, September 2017, 01:57:40 PM
Very sad news indeed. Steve was a great friend to many, and was generous and helpful to all who needed help, whether building, flying, advice or anything else.
The Aeromodelling fraternity will be the poorer for his loss.
Sincere Condolences to Sue, Matt, Family and Friends.

RIP Steve, & Fly High!

Bill & Di
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: steve underwood on 10, September 2017, 02:02:16 PM
Passion , insperation,  comes to mind when I thing of Steve , many phone calls have been exchanged this year regarding my latest f3a models and the retro touche' design I am can honestly say I will miss Steve very much always willing to help with wing cutting and advice on really any thing that could be related to f3a .


A very sad day for myself , I'm sure there will be a new retro aerobatic club in the clouds with so many other flyers that have passed.


Rest in peace my friend.


Steve.
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Brian Hoare on 10, September 2017, 04:11:21 PM
Steve


Your humour, passion , friendship and laughter including those hilarious quotes you circulated is what we will all miss.


Rest in peace mate.


My thoughts are with Sue and Matt, please accept my sincere condolences.


Brico
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Chris Bond on 10, September 2017, 07:46:22 PM
I am so very sad to hear this news.


 It was Steve who encouraged me to take the plunge in my first comp and supported me throughout.


The first call I received when setting up Bondaero was Steve asking if I knew what I was doing. more help and support.
 Generous of spirit always.


now the pain has gone
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Fly high my friend   
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Stuart Mellor on 10, September 2017, 08:22:16 PM
Dreadful news of the death of a good friend. Last saw him a few weeks ago at the scattering of Trev Plumbes ashes on the Mansfield strip. An intelligent and unassuming colleague who will be sorely missed by all the modelling fraternity.
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Mike Wood on 10, September 2017, 10:00:34 PM
Very sad; he will be missed by so many.

He always wanted to do the best for everyone and went out of his way to achieve it.

Mike
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Gareth Gordon on 10, September 2017, 10:10:40 PM
Stevie, you bugger we never finished that conversation on flaring in the canopy on my latest model. Sat with a tear in my eye buddy and feeling so so sad, you are and always will be someone I am so proud to call my friend.


Thank you


Gareth
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Bob Wasson on 11, September 2017, 08:35:05 AM
Terribly sad news.


Steve was a great aeromodeller and a true gentleman.  No one quicker to offer help.  He will be greatly missed.


Sincere condolences to Sue and Matt.


Bob Wasson
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Steve Edwards on 11, September 2017, 05:07:20 PM


Very very sad news, what a lovely person he was.. :(


Sadly missed
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Philturton on 11, September 2017, 09:03:44 PM
RIP Steve 😢😢
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Mike Watters on 11, September 2017, 09:56:19 PM
Steve was a superb aeromodeller, who I admired how well he built and finished models. One not to hold back or share his knowledge. All round nice guy.


Thanks for your help Steve.
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: Stuart Mellor on 13, September 2017, 08:34:45 PM
Details of Steve's funeral: Thursday 21st of September at 1 o'clock at Rose Hill crematorium, Cantley, Doncaster
Title: Re: Our friend Steve Dunning
Post by: JohnD on 03, October 2017, 07:28:01 PM
Just heard this very sad news. 
My condolences to his family and friends.  RIP, Steve

John Dodd