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Matt Molnar Passing. Aviation Fan/photog/advocate  
User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1314 posts, RR: 25
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2842 times:
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On Friday, I was stunned by the untimely passing of Matt Molnar. A guy who worked hard in making aviation photography a "legitimate" hobby. He touched the lives of many aviation photographers by helping get the message out. As the shuttle program was winding down, I got to interact with Matt. He will be missed and his passing leaves a void.

Undoubtedly, he will be missed most by his family and close friends. His very close friend,Phil, wrote this touching piece.


http://www.nycaviation.com/2013/01/a...-and-a-better-friend/#.UQX3yS7oQ79



Rest in Peace Matt!


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User currently offlineDL747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Never met Matt, but he was an aviation photography icon. He helped put us on the map. RIP to Matt and I wish his family and girlfriend the best. So sad, gone at 33.


Just like the shirt says, Boeing Builds It Better!
User currently offlinebigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Thank you very much for posting that. This all takes me back to when Paulo Emanuele passed away some years ago.

Matt helped make NYCAviation what it was today, and I jut could never have done it without him. His contributions to aviation enthusiasm are seen through so many that have reached out with support and love in these horrible times.

Thank you again.

-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10096 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/ny...thusiast-matthew-molnar.html?_r=2&

Condolences to you, Phil, and to all others affected by this.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Phil my condolences to you and to the NYC Aviation community.

Here with the PHX Spotters community, I didn't personally know him but the other admins did, but I've for sure known of him and what he's done to impact the aviation community. Know that he will be greatly missed.

We as enthusiasts/photographers/professionals are a strong, unique band of brothers and sisters, and this strength will lead us through these difficult times. I personally have been touched by how close we all come together in times of tragedy and this is no different.

RIP Matt. Keep flying in the heavens.



我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

I've only met a few of the NYC enthusiasts and from what I've read, Matt was a great guy. I have however, used the website many times and have found it invaluable while taking pictures at Kennedy. I never knew the man behind the scenes, but I'd like to thank Matt for touching my life in that way. My shooting experiences have been much more enjoyable because of his hard work and love for the hobby.


Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineeggohoek From Hungary, joined Nov 2005, 55 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2556 times:
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Sad news, I don't know who was he, but he had Hungarian surname.
Molnar = Miller


User currently offlinemegatop412 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Matt's passing leaves us in the NYC area with a big hole in our hearts. I only got to meet him at a few spotting events around JFK and wish I could have gotten to know him better, as his tech wizardry and dedication to aviation were evident to all. To be taken away at such a young age when one has so much to look forward to(and so many who care about them) is perhaps the cruelest twist of fate. As PHX787 has mentioned, I am confident our communal strength will help us through this tragedy.

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