Dan Leslie passed away

GyroRon

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I don't have much for details other than he passed away.

I met Dan when I was new to gyros back in 2001, he was always very friendly and knowledgeable. He brought gyros to the masses via his TV shows. He also was a flight instructor. Any of the old timers will remember him. RIP Dan

 

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My condolences. May he RIP
 

Doug Riley

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Wow. I was stunned to realize how many of the people in that video who are no longer with us. Dr. B., Bill Parsons, Dave Prater, Gary Goldsberry and now Dan himself.

Time waits for no one. Don't postpone all your fun. RIP Dan Leslie.
 

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Wow. I was stunned to realize how many of the people in that video who are no longer with us. Dr. B., Bill Parsons, Dave Prater, Gary Goldsberry and now Dan himself.

Time waits for no one. Don't postpone all your fun. RIP Dan Leslie.
Sad about Dan always very cooperative and helpful. Helped PRA and remastered my SnoBird Aircraft video. Dan will be missed.

Doug, The other day I was thinking about all the gyro guys that have left us. When I joined the Greater Midwest Rotorcraft Club (Chapter 18), I was the youngest member, now I am the oldest member by time in the club and one of the few left over 70 yo. Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana! Groucho Marx
 

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Commiserations to family and friends.

He came across well in the video and it was most interesting to see how active the sport was in earlier times.

As Doug says, seize the time, it passes by quick, hadn’t heard the Groucho one Tommy.

Did go to Wing Commander Wallace’s last lecture to the Royal Aeronautical Society in London in 2013, he past a few months later. Another great character.
 

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I went to Bensen Days one year without a gyro. Dan jumped right in and said "here, take my keys" and gave me the use of his tandem two-place. How great a guy is that !!! You will be missed.
 

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scottessex

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Dan was at our first fly-in here in Georgia, He was a great guy for sure and he will be missed for sure. Condolences to the family.
 

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Dan was truly a great guy. I used to record all of his shows so I could keep them for a while and watch them often,... this was when I was just getting started in gyros so I found his shows really interesting. I met him several times at fly-ins,.. I'm glad I did.
 

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This is such sad news! Another great loss of knowledge and friendships to our very small community.
Please express, to his family, our love for Dan and what he meant to us.
 
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