Owen Heckrath

A place to remember our fallen friends, colleagues and aviators that shared our passions for the skies.

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
cage
10000 and still climbing
10000 and still climbing
Posts: 10345
Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:47 am
Closest Airfield: FAGC
Location: ..for the grass 35
Has liked: 19 times
Been liked: 412 times

Owen Heckrath

Unread post by cage » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:50 am

Many of you will know of Owen, or SaraLima as he was known here.
Owen sadly lost his battle wit cancer last night.
We used to chat regularly and share jokes, his humour and wisdom will be missed.
User avatar
Whirly
10000 and still climbing
10000 and still climbing
Posts: 12834
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 3:25 pm
Closest Airfield: Ermelo
Location: Mpumalanga
Has liked: 107 times
Been liked: 638 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by Whirly » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:57 am

What a loss, sorry to hear! :cry:

RIP Owen.

Whirly.
Not every home needs a dog but every dog needs a home.
User avatar
Fransw
Fife Thousand feet
Fife Thousand feet
Posts: 5927
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:22 pm
Closest Airfield: Pretoria
Location: Pretoria
Has liked: 441 times
Been liked: 185 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by Fransw » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:52 am

Ai, this is sad!

RIP SaraLima..
User avatar
87Juliet
Fower Tousand
Fower Tousand
Posts: 4720
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:53 pm
Closest Airfield: FACT
Location: Helderberg Basin
Has liked: 90 times
Been liked: 85 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by 87Juliet » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:37 am

RIP Owen! Thanks for your input here!
Jacques Taljard: Zero-Ate-Two Niner-4-Wun Seven-Zero-Sex-Too
User avatar
V5 - LEO
Seven Thousand
Seven Thousand
Posts: 7278
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:18 pm
Closest Airfield: FYWH
Location: Namibia
Has liked: 305 times
Been liked: 319 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by V5 - LEO » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:06 pm

cage wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:50 am
Many of you will know of Owen, or SaraLima as he was known here.
Owen sadly lost his battle wit cancer last night.
We used to chat regularly and share jokes, his humour and wisdom will be missed.
...nooo Nick, same here, I was about to send him a snippet, yeesh my week just got kakker, gonna miss you friend and mentor to my laaitie! RIP Sara Lima

PS, he loved his Stoney ginger beer
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by V5 - LEO on Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
In God I trust. The masses are never right, the minority are sometimes right, but the truth is always right.
“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.” — Philip Wylie
Bearcat
thirty thousand
thirty thousand
Posts: 34045
Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 11:51 pm
Closest Airfield: Grand Central
Location: JHB
Has liked: 303 times
Been liked: 1664 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:21 pm

RIP Owen,
We never got to meet, but from your posts you sure did have a life time of aviation experiences
User avatar
Roger
Seven Thousand
Seven Thousand
Posts: 7903
Joined: Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:46 pm
Closest Airfield: FAPE
Location: Port Elizabeth
Has liked: 124 times
Been liked: 276 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by Roger » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:39 pm

Will miss his level headed contributions. RIP Owen.
Don’t take things for granted… Tomorrow is not promised.
User avatar
Ray W
10000 and still climbing
10000 and still climbing
Posts: 17673
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:17 pm
Closest Airfield: OR Tambo
Location: Atlasville.
Has liked: 1320 times
Been liked: 434 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by Ray W » Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:29 am

RIP Owen.
Old age & treachery will triumph over youth & skill
User avatar
HJK 414
Six Tousand
Six Tousand
Posts: 6409
Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:34 pm
Closest Airfield: ALC - DUS
Location: Spain / Germany
Has liked: 247 times
Been liked: 713 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by HJK 414 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:09 am

Owen,

An aviator that spent his life doing what he loved.
A last poem for you - and thank you for the friendship.


Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds -- and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of -- wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high un-tresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.



:cry: ....... May you RIP


JK
These users liked the author HJK 414 for the post (total 2):
V5 - LEOTFD
User avatar
Darren
1k poster
1k poster
Posts: 1526
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:56 pm
Closest Airfield: FAOR
Location: JHB
Has liked: 242 times
Been liked: 239 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by Darren » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:16 am

Tragic. Owen was one of the good ones.

RIP.
User avatar
jimdavis
10000 and still climbing
10000 and still climbing
Posts: 16870
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:46 am
Closest Airfield: FAGG
Location: Wilderness
Has liked: 892 times
Been liked: 1096 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by jimdavis » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:57 pm

What a real enthusiast.

Rest in peace Owen.

jim
"PPL Manual"
"Flight Tests"
"So Others May Live"
"Flying in Africa" Vol 1
"Flying in Africa" Vol 2
Look inside these books, or buy them at: www.jimdavis.co.za.
User avatar
V5 - LEO
Seven Thousand
Seven Thousand
Posts: 7278
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:18 pm
Closest Airfield: FYWH
Location: Namibia
Has liked: 305 times
Been liked: 319 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by V5 - LEO » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:27 am

.....oi mate, today would be B-day time, miss your chats.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
In God I trust. The masses are never right, the minority are sometimes right, but the truth is always right.
“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.” — Philip Wylie
User avatar
transitionlevel
Lining Up
Posts: 113
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:11 pm
Closest Airfield: FALA
Location: Krugersdorp
Has liked: 49 times
Been liked: 9 times

Re: Owen Heckrath

Unread post by transitionlevel » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:27 pm

RIP Oom Owen!

Return to “We will remember them”