Rsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5028 times:
Sad news for the Australian aviation community today.
Pip Borrman has died moments after tafeoff from Shepparton Aerodrome
Pip was performing for a photo shoot in his new aircraft in preparation for the Avalon Airshow. It is believed his aircraft suffered mechanical failure
There is a memory i will never forget it would have been roughly 8 years ago, we were standing on a private airstrip just outside of Yarra Glen, Pip was headed for a display in the area in his edge 540, Pip spotted us on the airfield and gave us our own personal display, his full airshow routine.
When i heard on the radio this afternoon that an aerobatic aircraft had gone down at shep i had a bad feeling, and tonight the news has confirmed it.
Kukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4993 times:
I saw him displaying at Richmond when I was in Australia back in October 2006 (and heard him as well -- he did his own commentary). That was a special occasion for me thanks in part to him. Very sad news.
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