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RIP Mike Mangold

Karl Spackler

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Mike Mangold (Red Bull) died flying an L-39 today at Apple Valley Airport (KAPV). I never met him personally but I would taxi past his hangarwhen I was flying out of Midfield Aviation and see his airplanes. He served his country as an F-4 Rhino driver and inspired thousands during his 25 year aerobatic and air racing career. 

CAVU Mike. 
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Very sad news, when pilots like this die it always has me question if us weekenders should even be flying. I still remember being in shock with Renaud Ecalle died, how this happens is beyond me.


Here is a free program tribute to Renaud Ecalle, such an amazing pilot:



WAC 2009 Program with in Cockpit:


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