Author Topic: Bill Michie  (Read 938 times)

Offline Garry Peacock

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Bill Michie
« on: 09, January 2019, 06:11:59 pm »
With huge sadness, I have just been informed that Bill passed away this morning.
Bill has been suffering with motor neurone  disease the last 18 or so months.


I havn't any other details at the moment.


Garry

Offline Alan Wild

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Re: Bill Michie
« Reply #1 on: 09, January 2019, 06:35:05 pm »
Sad news indeed.
Free now,Bill, R.I.P my friend.

Offline Clive Whitwood

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Re: Bill Michie
« Reply #2 on: 09, January 2019, 07:31:51 pm »

Sad news indeed.
I well remember Bill losing his Hanno pipe at our comp at Warboys in an adjacent field.
He found it on a subsequent visit despite the crops.
At least he was lucky then.
RIP

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Re: Bill Michie
« Reply #3 on: 09, January 2019, 07:59:22 pm »

What dreadful news. What a great bloke.


Offline Kevin Caton

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Re: Bill Michie
« Reply #4 on: 09, January 2019, 08:54:10 pm »
So sad to hear this - what a great guy. I first met Bill at the 2001 World Champs in Ireland and on the trip home he got me a visit to the flight deck ride on a 737 (just ten days before they were stopped) right the way through to landing at Stansted - a fantastic experience.

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Re: Bill Michie
« Reply #5 on: 09, January 2019, 11:28:03 pm »
I first met Bill at the first GB World Cup at Ashford in 2011.  I was just cutting my teeth on my first step into aerobatics at SebArt Cup with a Wot 4.  When I started to run NPODs Bill was always very generous with his time to help with mentoring.  He was there again for the Clubman Events and was a great supporter of the East Anglia Area Examiner Workshops.  Bill had the ability to fly a deliberately bad A and B and then follow up with how it should be done.  His sense of humour added to the enjoyment of attending these events. 


Sadly, I never managed to get as much coaching from him for the Aerobatic C but what input I did get was like gold dust.


It was tragic that someone with so much to give to aerobatics has been taken away from us by this cruel disease. 


I wish his wife and family my sincerest condolences.


Peter

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Re: Bill Michie
« Reply #6 on: 10, January 2019, 01:33:00 pm »
Terrible news, he will be greatly missed.

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Re: Bill Michie
« Reply #7 on: 10, January 2019, 05:39:52 pm »
Very sad a good friend