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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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