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R.I.P Peter "Pip" Borrman  
User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4549 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.

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User currently offlineKukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4514 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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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Sad news. Hopefully we'll be spared the 'died doing what he loved' posts..I love flying, but I can't imagine anything worse than dying in a crash.


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User currently offlineVHECA From Australia, joined May 2007, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

RIP Pip Borrman.

I remember watching a number of his performances and listening to his commentaries. A great pilot and a great personality.

A missed person in the amateur and professional circles of Aviation in Australia.

Amongst the clouds for eternity!

VHECA



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