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USMCFLYR 03-26-2014 07:02 AM

Jim 'Fang' Maroney
 
Fair winds and following seas Marine.

The pilot of a de Havilland DHC-1 that crashed Sunday in Cherokee National Forest has been identified as a veteran airshow performer, Jim "Fang" Maroney, 59, of Brookfield, Fla.

Veteran airshow pilot Jim 'Fang' Maroney dead after crashing 'Chipmunk' aircraft in Cherokee National Forest - The Daily Times: News

KCSO releases video of plane crash wreckage

badflaps 03-26-2014 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by USMCFLYR (Post 1610429)
Fair winds and following seas Marine.

The pilot of a de Havilland DHC-1 that crashed Sunday in Cherokee National Forest has been identified as a veteran airshow performer, Jim "Fang" Maroney, 59, of Brookfield, Fla.

Veteran airshow pilot Jim 'Fang' Maroney dead after crashing 'Chipmunk' aircraft in Cherokee National Forest - The Daily Times: News

KCSO releases video of plane crash wreckage

I fly out of TN44. I get the pucker factor over flying that area, there is just no place to put down, except maybe Lake Fontana.

JDREsquire1224 04-11-2014 06:20 PM

Great aviator, better man.

F224 04-20-2014 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by JDREsquire1224 (Post 1621741)
Great aviator, better man.

Yes he was. He flew my Stearman with me a couple of times, once in Minnesota and once at Bozeman. We both were NWA pilots together, close in seniority.

He was number 23 that I have seen killed in the last 37 years. More than 3/4 of them military or airshow guys.

Timbo 04-21-2014 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by F224 (Post 1627042)
Yes he was. He flew my Stearman with me a couple of times, once in Minnesota and once at Bozeman. We both were NWA pilots together, close in seniority.

He was number 23 that I have seen killed in the last 37 years. More than 3/4 of them military or airshow guys.

That's exactly why I quit flying acro, too many friends dying when out practicing. Anybody know why he crashed? The way it reads, he was just going from point A to B, not doing any acro.

sdmack55 04-05-2015 11:32 AM

Missed greatly...
 
Great friend, great aviator, always asked to do the airshow brief because of his detail and planning skills. Deep loss and missed dearly. He said that morning he was only going mid-way to the show because of WX. He continued on....


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