Jump to content


Photo

A sad day for all of us!


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 Luftritter

Luftritter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 924 posts

Posted 30 September 2016 - 08:44 PM

I just found out that Scott Owens (BH_Osten) has died of a massive heart attack.  He was a member or Black Haze from WAY back in the RB3D days, and if you'll check the historical stats for FiF, you'll see his name in there many, many times.  Scott, along with Dutch, established Black Haze in Rise of Flight.  Only because of both of their personal involvements, I joined Black Haze as my first squadron after flying as a free agent for a long time in Rise of Flight.  Back when my old squadron, Lafayette Escadrille (LE) was disappearing in RB3D, these guys took me in as an ally and we flew with and battled against JG1 to the best of our abilities.  It was always great to be a part of that team, and later in RoF as a member of their sqaudron, when so many new names appeared, the original guys were almost forgotten.  I swear to you, never an angry word directed at another every came out of Scott's mouth; and that's a record few of us can equal.  THAT is how I remember him!

 

Here is my reply to the message I got:

 

OMG so hard to believe!  A tear is in my eyes.  He always sounded like he was 20-something on comms;  he was honestly one of the nicest people I've ever flown with, and I've done that since way back in the RB3D days when the BH guys took me in as an ally when the rest of my squadron was disappearing.

 
This is really a loss to the WWI flight sim community. Scott was an awesome guy and one of the few I was on a first-name basis with.  God be with him!
 
 
This is very unexpected news, please join me in remembering Scott, if you had the honor of flying and talking with him.  S! Scott!!  from your old friends!  

  • HotleadColdfeet likes this

#2 Klaiber

Klaiber

    Advanced Member

  • Administrators
  • 8,365 posts

Posted 30 September 2016 - 09:51 PM

This is really awful news, Luft...

 

I didn't know Osten very well, but I definitely remember talking with him on TeamSpeak.  Both about FIF and ROF in general.  He was a great guy, who I always enjoyed flying with.

 

Please let me know if the Black Haze plan on doing anything to eulogize him.  JG1 would be more than happy to help plan or coordinate any memorial event.  A missing man formation, for example, would be a great tribute.

 

And I hope that someone is in contact Osten's family.  They should know how much he meant to all of us.  My prayers and heartfelt condolences.


Klaiber_tiny_R.png?dl=0
Klaiber_tiny_O.png?dl=0
Klaiber_tiny_FS.png?dl=0

Hals - und Beinbruch!


#3 GenMarkof007

GenMarkof007

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 250 posts

Posted 30 September 2016 - 10:06 PM

Very sad news!

Knowing how few BH pilots are flying anymore.

My condolences to Scott family and all BH squadron pilots (and to our close friends BH_Dudley and BH_Loopy).

 

Salute Scott!



#4 Luftritter

Luftritter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 924 posts

Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:14 PM

My post on the BH forum asking if there is any contact information:

 

Post:

 

Same as what's been posted here, but asking if there's any contact information.  I think Klaiber's suggestion is excellent.



#5 FourSpeed

FourSpeed

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 35 posts
  • LocationAZ, USA

Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:48 PM

Sad News indeed.

 

He last flew on Wargrounds on 08/28/2016 during The Metz Offensive. 

 

S!

 

 

 

4


  • Luftritter likes this

#6 Ricky Recon

Ricky Recon

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 103 posts
  • LocationAtlanta GA

Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:55 PM

Fair winds and following seas.
  • Luftritter likes this

=======================================================================================================================================================================29yqs2h.jpg


#7 Luftritter

Luftritter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 924 posts

Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:56 PM

Mein Gott!  That was just yesterday, it seems!   :(

 

Thanks, FS!



#8 Lipfert

Lipfert

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 533 posts

Posted 01 October 2016 - 01:08 AM

Very sad to hear of this passing.

 

S!


Lipfert_R_tiny_zpsjujzwj97.png

Lipfert_O_tiny_zpsshk6tmmi.png

Lipfert_FS_tiny_zpsnazun7vs.png


#9 Snaggle

Snaggle

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 560 posts
  • LocationSmyrna, Tennessee

Posted 01 October 2016 - 01:44 AM

Aweful news! I spent a wonderful day with him at the 100 th rendezvous n Ohio 2 years ago!
  • Luftritter likes this

S!

JG1_Snaggle_J4

 

                            FIF2017winter.png?dl=0

FIFXXV_ribbon.jpg?dl=0BS-2016-ribbon_croped_resize_2.png?dl=0FIFXXIV_ribbon.jpg?dl=0

campaignBA6-3.png?dl=0FIFXXIIIb_ribbon.jpg?dl=0FIFXXIIIa_ribbon.jpg?dl=0

FIFXXIIb_ribbon.jpg?dl=0FIFXXIIa_ribbon.jpg?dl=0FIFXXIb_ribbon.jpg?dl=0

FIFXXIa_ribbon.jpg?dl=0FIFXX_ribbon2.jpg?dl=0campaignBA4-2.png?dl=0

BAIIIcampribfl.png?dl=0BAIIIcamprib.png?dl=0arras_victory_zps00336022%20-%20Copy.jpg

 


#10 HotleadColdfeet

HotleadColdfeet

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 607 posts
  • LocationSouth Dakota, United States

Posted 01 October 2016 - 04:36 AM

That is sad! :( My deepest sympathies to his family and to those who knew him. His legacy is an inspiration to me. 

 

S!


  • Luftritter likes this

"Flying fighter aircraft in a war zone is an experience of hours and hours of routine, punctuated by moments of stark terror." - Unknown
ROF%20sig%201%20copy_zpsdkecs3xw.jpg


#11 Britchot

Britchot

    Advanced Member

  • Administrators
  • 3,414 posts
  • LocationLancaster, CA

Posted 01 October 2016 - 05:37 AM

My condolences to BH_Osten's family and friends. 


Britchot_R_tiny.png?dl=0

Britchot_O_tiny.png?dl=0

Britchot_FS_tiny.png?dl=0

   "Es ist noch ein Meister vom Himmel gefallen."


#12 III./JG1(kampf)_Loch

III./JG1(kampf)_Loch

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 35 posts

Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:38 AM

bad to read things like this :(

Salute!



#13 Rotermann

Rotermann

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 318 posts
  • LocationNew Jersey

Posted 01 October 2016 - 02:12 PM

My condolences to family and friends. Sad news

Rotermann_R_tiny.png?dl=0


#14 Butzzell

Butzzell

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,542 posts

Posted 01 October 2016 - 02:24 PM

S! All

 

Very sad indeed.

 

Scott was a really great guy with a positive attitude.

 

I had the pleasure of meeting him along with many other great people at Rhinebeck back in 2000.

 

He is on the left, Ronin in the middle and Flozie on the right.  That was back in the Lone Wulfe days

 

lw_zps8whkkwjv.jpg?t=1475245193


  • HotleadColdfeet likes this

Sig_zpsz8ppuwug.png


#15 BH_Razwald

BH_Razwald

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts

Posted 02 October 2016 - 02:02 AM

Thanks for that post. I didn't know him as long as some of you guys but its nice to put a face to the voice.

 

As far as that voice one of the friendliest voices I've heard. Never heard him swear or complain about anything. All he ever wanted to know was what was going on and how can I help.


  • HotleadColdfeet likes this

#16 Luftritter

Luftritter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 924 posts

Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:03 PM

Here is a link to Scott's obituary, where you can post a memory, etc.

 

http://www.conejomou.../#!/TributeWall

 

I posted one under my old BH pilot name.


  • Snaggle likes this

#17 Maushake

Maushake

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 532 posts

Posted 03 October 2016 - 04:43 PM

How very sad.  He was certainly one of the very great (and long-standing) names in the flight sim community, and always a real gentleman.

 

S!

 

Maus


  • Luftritter likes this

maus_JointSig.png?dl=0


#18 Klaiber

Klaiber

    Advanced Member

  • Administrators
  • 8,365 posts

Posted 27 October 2016 - 02:06 PM

Hi All,

 

Rotermann has created a video of BH_Osten's online memorial, which was held on 15 October 2016.

 

Unfortunately, there is no recording of the eulogies spoken on TeamSpeak.  But I think the video clearly shows how much Osten meant to a lot of us here.

 

RIP Scott.  You are missed.

 


  • Britchot, Hess, Luftritter and 3 others like this

Klaiber_tiny_R.png?dl=0
Klaiber_tiny_O.png?dl=0
Klaiber_tiny_FS.png?dl=0

Hals - und Beinbruch!


#19 Luftritter

Luftritter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 924 posts

Posted 27 October 2016 - 04:05 PM

Great job, Red!  Thanks so much!



#20 Rotermann

Rotermann

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 318 posts
  • LocationNew Jersey

Posted 27 October 2016 - 04:38 PM

No problem, I'm glad I had the film to be able to put something together to share with the community.
  • Snaggle and HotleadColdfeet like this

Rotermann_R_tiny.png?dl=0





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users