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    I received word today that Eddie Sigman passed away as a result of a plane crash on February 1st. He had purchased a Rans S12 and was excited about a new adventure in flying. Information which is not confirmed indicates that he may have had a medical issue while flying. He is and always will be a very special friend.
    David Craft

  • #2
    Oh no -- New Mexico, RAF Eddie?
    That's horrible.


    • #3
      Condolences to the family.

      Eddie Sigman ...

      Then Select "About".


      • #4
        Sad news indeed.

        I like Eddie a lot and will miss him.

        I learned a lot from him.

        Thank you for sharing the news David.
        Regards, Vance Breese Gyroplane CFI


        • #5
          I am so sorry to hear this. I've always enjoyed his writings here, and wish we could have met.


          • #6
            Did not see anything about this on the news out of Albuquerque.


            • #7
              Did a little searching and came up with this. Involves a Rans 12 but pilot not named. Saturday, February 9, 2019
              Rans S-12XL, N536RH: Accident occurred February 01, 2019 in Socorro, New Mexico
              Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

              Crashed due to unknown circumstances into parked helicopter, hit a light pole and landed in a parking lot.


              Date: 01-FEB-19
              Time: 20:55:00Z
              Regis#: N536RH
              Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
              Aircraft Model: RANS S 12XL
              Event Type: ACCIDENT
              Highest Injury: SERIOUS
              Aircraft Missing: No
              Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
              Activity: UNKNOWN
              Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
              Operation: 91
              City: SOCORRO
              State: NEW MEXICO
              Posted by Kathryn on Saturday, February 09


              • #8
                Tried to post an FAA report on an accident at Socorro, NM on the 1st of Feb but the forum would not let me. So If you do a google search on airplane crash in Socorro NM on Feb 1, 2019 you should be able to find a little info about it. The crash involved a Rans 12 The N number is listed in one of the articles that has a repeat of an FAA preliminary report.


                • #9
                  The registration Number for the Rans 12 shows pending for Eddie.


                  • #10
                    What a shame.
                    I liked Eddie's posts.
                    He was a positive thinker and will be missed.
                    Don't worry Eddie, We will ALL be seeing you soon !!
                    R.I.P Brother
                    Life,The leading cause of Death

                    Live and Learn--OR--Die and be an example



                    • #11
                      I just got news of this today! RIP Eddie ...whooop it up with Jim & Kent, ChrisL & ChrisB & Steve ... & all those rotor heads who went home too soon for their loved ones here! you are ALL missed! ...Thanks for the legacy!
                      Chris T.
                      3Rs - Rotors rock & rule!

                      "Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape." Buck B.

                      Time flies if you can but only the slowest.

                      PRA# 4212
                      EAA# 1126845


                      • #12
                        I am very sorry to hear of this. My prayers for family and friends and the departed soul. RIP Eddie.


                        • #13
                          I am sorry to hear today of this sad news.
                          My condolences to his family and friends.


                          PP - ASEL complex (C172RG, Piper 180, C206, RV-7A), SP - Gyro (Calidus, RAF, Sport Copter II, M912), soloed in gliders

                          When an honest but mistaken man learns of his error, he either ceases to be mistaken -- or he ceases to be honest."


                          • #14
                            I will miss his always positive advice, but am confident he is still "flying without wings". My condolences to his family and all those that knew him.
                            CFI-ASMEL-IA, A&P
                            @ 6450' MSL in W. Colo.


                            • #15
                              Thanks to you all. Since 2011 Eddie has flown hours and hours in his gyrocopter until he sold It recently. He spent hours communicating with the pilots.Because of this forum he was in touch with many gyrocopter pilots from all corners of the world. He loved flying with and above the birds. No doubt he is still flying without wings as another pilot said. Rest in peace Eddie. His loving wife of many years, Mil
                              Best Regards,
                              Eddie Sigman,Polvadera,nm
                              (575) 835-4921