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Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away  
User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12592 times:
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Photographers,

I regret having to inform you that Mickey Bednar, known as AirNikon on Airliners.net, passed away last week. Mike was part of our Head Screener crew and the photographer on Airliners.net with the most photos accepted - 9,999 of them.

Mike was one of the first aviation photographers I came in contact with back in 1995 or 96 before I started Airliners.net. Back then, I ran a small site called "Pictures of modern airliners" where I collected photos of airliners that I found throughout the web. As a result of getting contacted by Mike and a handful of other photographers, I started a section called "Your Photos" where photographers could send in their own work to be displayed on the site. This section is what later evolved into Airliners.net. Mickey Bednar's amazing photography and enthusiasm for the hobby played an important part in growing Airliners.net during those early years. If you search through the photo database you will find many photos by Mike among the first hundreds of photos accepted to Airliners.net.

Mickey Bednar stayed loyal to Airliners.net through all these years and was a valuable support in times of turmoil. I remember the supportive emails he sent when things were tough. Here's an example from back in 2000 when the critique on upload standards was overwhelming. His "pep talk" really meant a lot to me.

It's a big loss for Airliners.net and a big loss for the aviation photography community.

Johan


Working on the site from morning 'till night that's livin' alright (1997-2007)
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User currently offlineAlibo5NGN From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 773 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12601 times:
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Farewell Mickey.

May his good soul rest in perfect peace, Amen. May his works continue to be a testimony to what he stood for, Amen.



It takes knowledge to make a career. It takes wisdom to live a life.
User currently offlineN907CL From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 255 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12597 times:

One of the best photographers on this site that I’ve enjoyed since I started looking at this site, my condolences to his family and friends.


Brian
User currently onlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2069 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12598 times:
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If his info is up-to-date he wasn't even yet 46 years old; definitely not an age to pass away already!  Sad

But life ain't always fair!

Thanks Mike for your contribution to this site and my sincere condolences to his relatives!

Thierry



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12593 times:
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Hi all

When I heard the news this morning I was totally shocked.

The headscreeners had not heard from him in a week or so, thinking he was away on a trip. The last time I communcated with Mike was a few weeks ago when he was complaining about being stuck in a hotel room with not an airport in sight and the only thing keeping him occupied was a slow connection to Airliners.net.

I'll miss his straight to the point mails he used to send to me. We both seemed to think on the same level.

Farewell Mick and thanks for listening to my moaning mails and for hanging in with Airliners.net and all the crap that went with it.

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineGlobalpics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12581 times:

This is a tragic loss to all of us here.I miss already seeing his name in the screening section. Believe me when I say Mickey was and still is a true servant to this site and all of us. I wish I had got to speak to him.May you rest in peace Mickey you will be sorely missed.

User currently offlineEGOV From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 100 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12565 times:

Farewell to a great screeners and photographer.

He will be greatly missed.

Dimitris



Dimitris-AirTeamImages , Its All Greek To Me !!
User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12546 times:

May he rest in peace. I never met him, only know his many great pics here on Anet. Sure a loss to the site.

Georg


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12533 times:

May he rest in peace. I was just looking thru his photo's yesterday wondering when he was going to upload his 10,000th. I guess it will remain at 9,999 forever


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User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12508 times:

Wow, this is sad sad news. I remember when I first started to browse a.net I used the search engine page. His name was always top of the list along with the likes of Frank Schaefer. His images are invaluable to this site, always have been and always will be.

I know I never knew him but its a big big loss.

My thoughts go to the family.

Regards
Colin


User currently offlineEBOS From Belgium, joined Jul 2001, 520 posts, RR: 49
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12505 times:

Truely shocking news. After Frank Schaefer another top uploader passing away too early.
He will be missed as a photographer and screener.

Sven



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User currently offlineAbleToFly From Denmark, joined Nov 2006, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12492 times:

Condolences to friends and family indeed.
I've noticed AirNikon on many photos for a long time.

Will be missing his photos and nickname around the site.

AbleToFly


User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 49
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12492 times:

Bad news... That's awful. My condolances to his family, friends and loved ones. News like this pulls you right back to earth and makes you rethink about the important things in life. I did not know him well, but it's certain that he will be missed on A.net-land. His contribution to the site was enormous.

Eduard


User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12492 times:
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The most dedicated screener we ever had, Mike was a major factor in making A.net possible. While he was ever as vocal or active in the forum as other screeners this was forgiven since he was by far the most productive screener of all. The news came as a shock as Mike was still young. He will be missed by all.

Tim



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12432 times:

That's indeed shocking news.
All the best to his family and friends.

Peter



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User currently offlineTameteora From Netherlands, joined Oct 2004, 230 posts, RR: 41
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12407 times:
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This comes to me as a great shock...

Mike and I communicated regularly, almost always about aircraft and A.net of course. Mike mostly loved relics (as do I). Museums and scrapyards were a real challenge to him.

Here's what he wrote to me only a short while ago: Aad, check out the attached file from Bates City, Missouri [2M1]. I hope to get there! I LOVE GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is what he was talking about:
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Simon Gregory - Jetwash Images


This is what Mike loved most. But I guess he never made it there... Very, very tragic. A great loss.

Aad.


User currently offlineEduard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12394 times:

really sad news ..... another great contributer to A.N. and to our hobby left us to early. I didn't know him personally, but his great work on (and for) this site will let us remember him for a very long time. Thank you, AirNikon.
All my condolences to his family and friends.

Eduard M.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12381 times:

Very sad news, condolences to his friends and his family!

Patrick


User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3966 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12378 times:

Oh my... This is very sad news. I've always enjoyed looking at his photos.
My condolances to his family and friends.

As I understand he died at a young age. What happened to him if I may ask?

Kas


User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12372 times:
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wow.. that sucks.

Thank you, AirNikon for sharing your life with us.


Can somebody make sure he makes it to 10,0000 ?



World Wide Aerospace Photography
User currently offlineSpeedbird2025 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12371 times:

Very, very sad news to wake up to this morning... He truly was a great photographer and certainly dedicated a great amount of time to this website. He will be missed. May peace be with him and condolences to his family.

--Nathan


User currently offlineGhostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12358 times:

Quoting Tameteora (Reply 15):
Mike mostly loved relics (as do I). Museums and scrapyards were a real challenge to him.

Initially to me as a casual uploader AirNikon was one of just many A.Net 'names'. However, I love 'wrelics' as well and as I uploaded more and more shots from junkpiles and museums there was almost always one photographer who had got there first and beaten me, in fact whose footprints I had probably often stood upon!! Our paths never crossed but they were definitely parallel and it is sad news indeed.

 ghost 



"I chase my dreams but I never seem to arrive"
User currently offlineLindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12347 times:
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This is horrible news, a great loss to the airliners.net and the aviation enthusiast community. I only exchanged a few emails with Mike but we shared a particular interest and fondness for Southern Californian civil aviation. I always loved his photos from the 1970s and '80s most, but his more recent photos were also of interest because he traveled widely and apparently took pictures at nearly every airport he passed through. He will be very sorely missed.

Edward


User currently offlineGVerbeeck From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 245 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12325 times:

Shocking news indeed. He will be sorely missed as a great contributor and dedicated crew member. I hope he somehow makes it to 10.000...

My condolances to his family and friends.


User currently offlineAndyHunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12307 times:
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Mike will be sorely missed. We exchanged the occassional email where he always spoke sense and I had the utmost respect for him. I'm still in total shock.

Andrew



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25 Post contains images Davidu : A great loss to airliners.net as a crew member and photographer. He will greatly be missed by his fellow screeners Life is too short david
26 INNflight : An enormous and tragic loss for the aviation community. Since the very first day I started browsing this site's database I was stunned by the amount o
27 Linco22 : It was very nice to read that email he sent to Johan. He just captures what the hobby is about, and makes some very good points, in a perfectly obviou
28 Mirrodie : Wow, sad news and my condolenccees go out to the family. Godspeed Mick
29 Clickhappy : Well, I actually new him, as a friend, and am too upset to say anything more than he was a great guy who has "been there, done that" and I hope his le
30 Post contains images JFKTOWERFAN : I can't believe another one of our top contributers is gone. Another sad day for ANET. This is such shocking and sad news. Goodbye Mickey....Thank You
31 Post contains images Aero145 : I couldn't believe the thread title when I saw it! I was wondering what masterpiece he would come with as his 10,000th photo... I looked forward to it
32 SlamClick : Well I am shocked and saddened at this. I met Mike at his dispatcher's desk at KSNA back in the early 80s. He did a couple of big favors for me back t
33 Post contains images 2H4 : If anyone has an unsubmitted photo of his, perhaps it could be submitted on his behalf to make 10,000. What a great photographer. 2H4
34 Granite : Hi all Yes, I am pretty sure one of his friends will be able to scan one of his thousands of slides to achieve this. Regards Gary
35 Psych : I would like to add my voice to all the condolences placed in this thread. Clearly Mike's role in the site was enormous, and his death will evidently
36 Cosec59 : Very sad news indeed.My sincere condolences to his family and friends RIP.
37 FL350 : AirNikon was a mystery me to me till now and like Paul said very sad to find out who he was in this manner. Thru his dedication and love of aviation p
38 Sulman : Very sad news. What a contributor. My condolences to Mr. Bednar's family and friends.
39 Post contains images CcrlR : Vaery sad to hear about this. My condolences go out to the family and to you Johann. I liked his photos and I also talked to him by e-mail once. He ha
40 Beechcraft : What an enormous loss... Can´t think of a really good thing to write that hasn´t been written before, so just: farewell... Denis
41 Post contains images Azza40 : What a shame. My deepest thoughts go out to his family and freinds. Aaron
42 TristarYUL : i'm in shock, Mike was such a dedicated crew member,such an inspiration...but above all a great photographer! tragic loss for this site RIP Regards Er
43 Mikephotos : This is very very sad. Mike was awesome and I had the great pleasure to meet and hang with him a few years back. We had a great dinner, beers afterwar
44 Bruce : Add my condolences. How ironic that he made it to 9999. I had noticed a few weeks ago that for the first time he had passed Frank Schaeffer in number
45 Kereru : Airnikon Goodbye my friend and thanks for all your help in the past. My condolences to the family. Colin
46 Invader : What a horrible news.... He will be sorely missed, not only by his family and friends, but by the whole aviation community. There will not be many per
47 WERNAIR : I cannot belive this... it's too sad! A great person is gone. My sincere condolences to his family! Werner
48 Post contains images BA777 : Extremely sad news Henry
49 Fly-K : Very sad and shocking news... my thoughts are with his family and all of us here in the airliners.net community to which he contributed so much. We wi
50 Post contains images Jkw777 : I'm utterly shocked in hearing this very sad news. RIP Mickey, we will all be thinking of you and your family. I enjoyed your pictures very much, such
51 Acontador : My condolences to Mikes family and friends in this dark hour, may they find some comfort in that Mike is now resting in peace. His love will overcome
52 Gmonney : Wow what a shock... Mickey was someone we, as aviation photogs, could look up to. He was a great asset and was inspiring to a lot of people, we will m
53 Bruce : Quite a morbid thought, I know, but doesn't this seem like the beginning of a "10k Curse"? The top 2 photographers whose numbers were approaching 10k
54 TimdeGroot : A bit of a sick joke but the thought passed through my mind as well... Tim
55 Walter2222 : What a sad news! I had also been checking the photographers page lately, curious to see the number pass to 10000... I have never met or known Mickey p
56 BO__einG : The first pictures that I looked at while surfing the "pictures of modern airliners" back in 1996 was that of his. I still have some saved onto my har
57 AC888YOW : I am saddened by this news. My condolences go out to those closest to him. May he rest well.
58 AAGOLD : This was indeed sad news to awaken to this morning ... the loss of another great Anet photographer and contributor. While I never met him personallly
59 LIPH : He's now in the best place for all of us : spending our lives with eyes up looking for the right moment for capture that moment, that plane, that 1/10
60 RG828 : My sincerest condolences to the Bednar family, always sad to hear about the passing away of one of this site´s troops. Its somehow odd that until tod
61 Schreiner : Sad, I thank him for all he leaves here on A.net. All the best to his family and friends. S
62 Fiveholer : Wow, just got home from work and popped in. Shocking news! I never met the man but I have viewed numerous of his photos and the site lost a truly grea
63 Eadster : A great loss. My thoughts are with his family and friends. I hope someone has permission to upload a 10,000th shot. Martin
64 SkyvanMan : A huge loss for the aviation community. Condolenses (sp) to his family.
65 Silver1SWA : Wow, I am saddened by this. I have loved his photos since I first found out about airliners.net back in 1998 or so. When I think of the early days of
66 Gerardo : AirNikon, one of those names, almost written in stone, which I would always run into, since I browsed the internet for aviation photos. AirNikon was j
67 Post contains images Dazed767 : Terrible terrible news and right around the holidays too He was very helpful to me in my early days also when I had a question or just chat about SoCa
68 Clickhappy : Did AirNikon have any in the queue at the time, I wonder? No. And I hope his slides are in safe hands, there is a lot of history there, would be a sha
69 Post contains images Halcyon : He was one of the first photographers that I ever came to respect. His work was amazing...I stumbled across an old photo a few weeks ago and was going
70 Ghost77 : So sad! AirNikon was my true inspiration when I got involved and started on this hobby back when I was 12 years old. I also had the chance to have fee
71 Post contains images Scottieprecord : I too had been waiting for his 10,000th photo... Many of his shots are what inspired me to really dig deep into this hobby. I was just about to post a
72 GlennStewart : I don't think anything could have shocked me this morning more than this terrible news. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting Mike, but a
73 Cadet57 : Dam.. I just saw this. Such a loss. I remember coming here in 1999 and his were some of the first shots I saw. An excellent photog. A great guy it see
74 Post contains images JumboJim747 : I cant say any more then that about how i feel. Goodbye to a great photog
75 Mygind66 : All my condolences to the family. Too many good people have died recently, F. Schaeffer, Lassi Tolvanen and now AirNikon.... Very sad.. Enrique
76 Chrisair : Like everyone else, I'm speechless. We chatted a few weeks ago before he came out to Tucson. He was trying to buy some of my Nikon flashes for a ridic
77 NIKV69 : Very sad. Much too young to die. Condolences to his family and may he find a good spotting location up in Heaven so he can shoot away. I have loved hi
78 BoeingOnFinal : This is very sad news. He have some great photos, and some great dedication to this site. My condolences to his family and close ones.
79 Post contains links and images 2H4 : Great idea, Scottie. Here's a LINK to the album, if anyone would like to see. I love this one: View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon 2H4
80 Post contains images A388 : Mickey's photos were one the first photos I came across back in the '90s when I discovered airliners.net, just like it was the case with Frank Schaefe
81 A388 : Very nice album! I love the PSA photo and the UA 747SP as it reminds me of the time I went to SFO on vacation in 1984 with all the '80s airlines in th
82 Post contains links Jorge1812 : His motto http://www1.airliners.net/discussions/profile.main?username=Airnikon Don't get married, don't have kids, and you will have more money than y
83 10boomer : What a terrible loss, I have admired his work since the first time I found A.net. He will be imortalized by the phenominal body of work that he leaves
84 ATCT : I will miss Mickey "AirNikon". He was always there to help me with photography problems. He's one of the first Photographers I could name as a young a
85 Jetmatt777 : A Very Sad Loss for Airliners.net, he made a great contribution to this site, He will be missed, let his name be remembered on this site forever. You
86 Lfutia : Indeed a very sad loss to Airliners.net. My condolences to him and his family. May he live on, watching us from the sky knowing that he is smiling dow
87 Hawaiian717 : I actually remember seeing his photos from before Airliners.net existed, on AOL's aviation photos section. I've been aware and enjoying his work for y
88 San747 : How sad to hear! I was always a fan of his works, and he really did commit himself to aviation photography- look at many of his shots. He is a lot of
89 Mr Spaceman : Hi there. I want to express my deepest sympathy to Mickey Bednar's family & friends who are going through a very sad time right now. My thoughts & pra
90 Shep : Last time I talked with him - via email - he was pumped up about a trip he was taking to shoot planes and trains - about six weeks ago. He was excited
91 GuitrThree : I've got a feeling that those "Google Earth" shots are going to get a lot better, now that he's "upstairs" taking photos. Thanks for the photos. RIP.
92 AirMalta : Very sad news which in my field were I work I dont have any word to express my feelings may he rest in peace... Malcolm
93 YYZatcboy : Farewell... and Many more Happy landings.
94 LemonKitty : Mickey..You will be missed!!! LK
95 Bruce : This brings up a very good point, especially for photographers who have very large collections - which includes some photographers here as well as pe
96 Granite : Message from Craig Murray: "I'm shocked and deeply saddened with the passing of Mickey (AirNikon). Having lost my spotting mate, Frank Schaefer, two a
97 Dee-see-eit : My sympathies and thoughts to all the a.net community, family and friends of Mike. During my time as a screener here his comments and opinions have al
98 AirbusfanYYZ : A big loss to Airliners.net, even bigger one for his family. My condolences to his family. Rest In Peace... Kaz
99 FYODOR : Long, true and good way has finished... Rest In Peace...
100 MIAMIx707 : Indeed he did, I once emailed him back in 2001 as I used to always check the latest Miami airports uploads and found a batch of photos he took in Opa
101 Clickhappy : AVIONFOTO was not one person. AVIONFOTO was something like Air Team Images, before Derek was born. AVIONFOTO was the brainchild of Jay Selman, who is
102 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : Interesting, I've met some of the famous then  [Edited 2006-12-06 18:14:54]
103 VivaGunners : Very sad news. From what I heard he was a great person, not just a great photographer, but life isn't always fair, is it? Thank you very much for all
104 Clickhappy : I wanted to add one more fact...Mike screened more pictures than any other screener in the history of A.net, and I am guessing it will be a long time,
105 Post contains links LemonKitty : And..Don't forget folks...Mickey also loved trains and bikini contests!!! Here is a link to his famous bikini contest website!!! You go Mick!!!! LK ht
106 AC_B777 : God Bless Mike. May you rest in perfect peace.
107 OD720 : Very sad news indeed. With the quality of his work, he will be remembered for a very long time, maybe for some generations to come. But I don't think
108 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : Very sad to hear this news. I've never had the pleasure of talking to Mickey, but I've enjoyed his amazing contribution to this fine site. He was tru
109 B727 : Well, He has earned his wings and is above, in heaven, he will be missed. Thanks for the many photos, my he rest in peace. B727 Glenn
110 Goodbye : When I joined A.net almost 6 years ago, his photos were some of the first I saw, and since then I have always loved his pics. Will be very sadly misse
111 APP : Just returned from holiday to this sad news, My thoughts are with his family and friends. His photo's are inspirational and he will be sorely missed b
112 Chukcha : My condolences to his friends and family. Rest in peace...
113 Post contains links BA : This is very sad news. I remember when I first visited Airliners.net back in 1999, I viewed many of his photos. About 6 years ago, I remember emailing
114 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : I remember his website, especially the section about the 4 holers not in the boneyard Too bad the links don't work anymore. that's another photographe
115 Tappan : Mickey, loved your photos...never knew your real name.. Peace be to his family and to his extended family here at a.net... Johan, sorry for your loss.
116 Post contains images KPDX : Awww thats sad and unexpected! I admired his photo's, I wonder how/why he passed away so young. RIP Mickey KPDX
117 SlamClick : Is it just at my end or are most of the links on that page broken? That was a special website. Through it I got back in touch with a long-lost inlaw,
118 AndyEastMids : What a very sad day for aviation photography. Mickey, we'll all miss you in various ways, be it through your screening, your pictures, your correspond
119 Post contains links Aeromoe : For those who never met AirNikon and would like to put a face to the name, I've just started posting some images on a personal page dedicated to AirNi
120 Dehowie : Another great loss to our small community. Two amazing photographers passing in a short period of time really makes you make a major reality check as
121 Post contains images Granite : Hi Moe Thanks for posting that. I had a look through some of my screener mails from Mike for funny comments and came across this one when I moaned at
122 Post contains images AirbusA346 : RIP Mickey. Tom.
123 Post contains images KaiGywer : Even though I never had any contact with you (unless you screened some of my pics), you are one of the top photographers on this site Kai
124 Scooter : Wow. Just wow. AirNikon was the guy who inspired me to start taking pictures back in '99. He has been a great influence on me, and he will always be r
125 Norfolkjohn : There is little I can add to what has already been said about this tragic loss. In common with many of those that have already posted messages of cond
126 Jajo : I've looked through almost all AirNikons pictures. He was a fantastic photographer and it feels sad not to see any more pictures from him. Rest in pea
127 Post contains images DRAIGONAIR : Sad to hear this... And how ironic he has 9,999 photos in database. Regards and condolence to his family.. Nick
128 JayDavis : I never met the man either, but he did have some incredible images. After reading through all of these posts though, I still do not see any mention of
129 StealthZ : You know, I think I am with Jay on this, 9,999 .. leave it at that, a reminder that Mickey left us before his time!
130 Post contains images I530j : Wow RIP Mickey your photos will be missed. And the ones already in will be greatly appreciated. I loved all of your photos, maybe you can teach god ho
131 Philhyde : Aeromoe, thanks for posting that link. Very nice to put a face with the name I've respected for years.
132 Aeromoe : "After reading through all of these posts though, I still do not see any mention of how he died? Was it sudden, was he sick for a long time and just d
133 Kereru : Speaking here personally I agree it would be a fitting reminder of his early departure. He was a great help to many people in many ways with many of
134 Brian_ga : I loved to look at AirNikon's photos also. It is a sad loss for his family and for the Airliners.net family also. May he rest in peace. Brian_ga
135 A388 : Thanks for posting the link Moe. It is nice to be able to put a face to someone familiar. It is very sad to see such a great photographer and person p
136 Digital-cavu : What an incredible loss. Everytime I would find a great picture, I'd look to see who took it. And not surprisingly, his name was on so many. Del
137 Bigphilnyc : I really couldn't believe this when I heard. I hadn't been online in a few days and spoke to some people who told me, and it just made no sense to me.
138 Aeromoe : All - as tough as it's been on so many people this past week, it has been my distinct pleasure and honor to be able to post some photos of Mickey for
139 Superfly : Very sad to hear this. We are all greatful for his wonderful contributions to this site. R.I.P. AirNikon
140 113312 : Very sad news indeed. His photos formed a backbone and baseline for the collection in this website. He was clearly dedicated to our hobby and our addi
141 Post contains images Apuneger : Sad news indeed. I've never had the opportunity to meet Mickey, but like many others I've always admired his work and his passion for aviation photogr
142 S.p.a.s. : Sad loss indeed... Worse is that with so many as***les around in our hobby, just the good and nice people seem to leave us earlier than expected. RIP
143 Skyhawk62507 : Damn... I only had one correspondence with AirNikon, when I asked his permission to use one of his photos on aero-news.net. He was very gracious in gr
144 Post contains links Tappan : All should check out the very beautiful tribute to Mickey from his friend Philhyde...I know the link has already been posted, but here it is again for
145 Post contains images TACAA320 : Really nice and deserved tribute. May his sole rest in peace.
146 Ukair : Sorry to hear the sad news, about the 9,999 issue I would like to see a poll for his last published photo, just my two cents worth.
147 Tim : Johan et al, RIP to AirNikon.
148 Airdentist : May GOD's light shine on you and heart felt condolences are extended to your family and friends.
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