The airport family has lost one of the very best. We will miss you John, wheels up good flight. Don Zoubek
Thursday, November 30, 2017
My memories of John were as his friend and neighbor at Mustang Pointe. It began with my first exploratory visit to the hangar development on a quiet weekend day with seemingly no one around. At the far end of the parking lot there was a propped open door on the last hangar. I went to have a look. I was nearly speechless for a moment seeing a hangar out the pages of an aviation magazine. I was received by John with a welcoming smile and invitation in to see #7. Little did I realize that would be the -
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beginning for me at Mustang Pointe and would be fortunate to go on and become the owner of #6. That was 5 years ago and those years went by way too fast and I will cherish the many wonderful memories as John's neighbor and friend. Memories of stopping into each other's hangars to say hello and check on what the latest was. Of the offers to go for a flight or fly to breakfast. One of those being aerobatic and getting to see my camera suspended and floating in the air in front of me!
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Of my current C-172 project and John always ready to offer a hand or lend a tool. Memories of his hectic schedule and the sights and sounds of turbines and pistons coming and going. The pride and love he had for his planes, meticulously keeping everyone to perfection. Of Quentin meeting his parents with hangar door open and ready, welcoming them back from a journey or trip.
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I am grateful for those memories and find some comfort knowing we can share our memories of John and hope, someday, those memories will bring less sadness and more joy. Thank you John for your friendship. You will be so very much missed! David Labrie