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Rob Allison

Unread post by Ray W » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:34 pm

Rob or Bob Allison

ex ATC at Jan Smuts and airshow controller

Passed away today.

No details known but a memorial service will be held at Brakpan Flying Club soon. Date & time to follow
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Re: Rob Allison

Unread post by Christopher » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:52 am

Oh, I am sorry to hear that, Ray: I remember speaking with him on a daily basis, aeons ago: was he about our age? Older than us, perhaps?

RIP, Bob...
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Re: Rob Allison

Unread post by ACE MAN » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:31 am

Christopher wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:52 am
Oh, I am sorry to hear that, Ray: I remember speaking with him on a daily basis, aeons ago: was he about our age? Older than us, perhaps?

RIP, Bob...
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Unread post by Balloothebear » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:50 am

Great gliding instructor, wicked sense of humor....fly high uncle Bob.
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Unread post by Volo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:48 am

The inimitable Bob Alison was born in 1937 - 83 /84 . Gave much to our aviation community -will be missed by us in the gliding community.
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Re: Rob Allison

Unread post by tansg » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:12 pm

RIP Bob, thank you being an ally against stupidity in NASCOM all those years ago. Condolences to family and friends.
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Re: Rob Allison

Unread post by Ray W » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:09 pm

From Mark Allison, son of our friend Bob Allison : I have decided to organise an informal get together to celebrate Dad´s life this Saturday at FABB at 14:00. It will be a casual affair to swap stories over a drink as per his request
If you are able to be there, please join in!
Regards, Mark
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Re: Rob Allison

Unread post by Bearcat » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:57 pm

When I first heard Bob control at an airshow I thought I was listening to a Battle of Britain movie sound track :D
In my thoughts, his last words must surely have been "Tally Ho"
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Re: Rob Allison

Unread post by Wingnutter » Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:12 am

Did Bob run radio licence courses? As far as I recall I did my radio licence course with him back in 1989 - had some interesting stories to tell.
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Re: Rob Allison

Unread post by ACE MAN » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:54 am

Wingnutter wrote:
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Did Bob run radio licence courses? As far as I recall I did my radio licence course with him back in 1989 - had some interesting stories to tell.
Yes he did , even up until quite recently.
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