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.