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Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:10 am

Dear community,

we have to inform you with great sadness that our good friend and head moderator Hercules (SA7700) passed away suddenly yesterday... 

He has been a member since 2003 and he was well known, well respected.

As part of the crew he was always reaching out to the users and was of assistance for everybody.

He was a good friend to many of us.

What he did for the site and for many other users will never be forgotten.

We all do sincerly appreciate what he did for us.

Our condolences to his family!

May you rest in peace, Hercules.
 
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:16 am

RIP fellow a.netter.
 
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Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:20 am

   my condolences

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:45 am

Hercules will be missed.. A real loss for the Anet community.

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:17 am

That is truly devastating news, and my condolences go out to his family.

Hercules was indeed a true credit to this website, and the community will definitely be poorer for his passing.

Godspeed.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:47 am

Hercules was a dear friend to me. He always had a kind word to say and always ready to lend a hand.

Airliners.net will not be the same without him. Rest in peace Hercules, you will never be forgotten.

My condolences to his friends and family.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:51 am

Was a real shock to read a post from another Moderator on Facebook sending his RIP.

Hercules was a real down to earth person who really cared about people. If you got on his bad side or sent him a not so nice e-mail he would still remain calm and be nice back to you. When I first became a Moderator in 2012 he was an amazing help. Always available to advice and assistance. He really enjoyed looking at my recent holiday photos on facebook and was really looking forward to seeing the underwater photos I had taken while swimming with sharks/stingrays. I managed to upload them last night but sadly that was too late.

Hercules, you've been an amazing help and an amazing mentor to me and the other new Moderators. We'll certainly miss your funny e-mails. Even when life was getting hard for you, you were still making us laugh and smile. I remember our e-mails from last week when you accidently deleted one of my posts and I posted sarcastic/funny objecting replies and you happily replied with more funny e-mails which I'm sure made us both laugh. RIP mate and now you can enjoy any tropical holiday you want and watch us from above as we fly around. Even though I never got to meet you, you'll always be missed :'(
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:07 pm

Rest In Peace Hercules.

My Condolences to his friends and family everywhere.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:09 pm

I am very sorry to hear this. R.I.P.
 
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:22 pm

Very sorry to hear this.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:23 pm

Although I've never known him personally, I have interacted with him on many occasions in my time as a fellow crew member. Hercules was the nicest, kindest, most down to earth person who was always ready to help. I have been truly honoured to have known him, albeit only on a professional level.

Hercules will be sadly missed. My condolences go out to his family.

Rest in peace  
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:10 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Thread starter):
Dear community,

we have to inform you with great sadness that our good friend and head moderator Hercules (SA7700) passed away suddenly yesterday...

He has been a member since 2003 and he was well known, well respected.

As part of the crew he was always reaching out to the users and was of assistance for everybody.
.

Well this is very sad news.
It is never good news to hear that someone leaves this world so suddenly.

RIPSA7700
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:58 pm

Wow. I'm shocked to read this. He was always so insightful and always there on a.net! RIP Hercules!

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:28 pm

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:49 pm

I was stunned when I heard the news. Hercules was one of those people that truly meant everything he said. He was a genuine person and loved the community here. His kindness no matter what the situation was beyond respectable. If something was going on in your life he would check in, just to make sure it is all going just okay. I was telling the other crew members most people think the internet doesn't provide a personal touch, but Hercules is proof that isn't true.

Hercules was a great man, a great mod, and a great friend.

RIP my friend

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:47 pm

Condolences to his family and friends. Never had any personal interaction with him, but he did delete 11 of my forum posts.  

Rest in peace.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:51 pm

That's terrible news - the man was a true gentleman, unfailingly polite and helpful in all communications. He was open in his approach and welcomed constructive feedback, was engaging and thoughtful. He is a true loss to this community. Farewell Hercules - you'll be missed.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:39 pm

So sad. And I, too, feel his loss.

I don't know what else to say other than RIP.  
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:16 pm

I am shocked and speechless. We had chats almost every day on FB. Hercules was a very nice, kind and motivated person.

He did something very special for me back in 2010 in this site. He was an excellent moderator and truly cared for the members here.

I will really miss him.
 
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:28 pm

I will miss him. I'm so sorry for the loss of such a great member of the a.net community. Thoughts go out to him and all affected.
 
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:32 pm

This is really very sad. I don't post on here much but Hercules was a great contributor to this site and helped me out when I first joined. He will be sorely missed, best wishes to his family and friends.

May he rest in peace.

[Edited 2014-04-15 12:35:59]
 
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:04 pm

RIP Hercules. I am glad to have had the chance to have worked with you on Airliners.net, it will not be the same without you.

My thoughts are with your family.

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:07 pm

Wow. That is terrible.

How old was he?  

RIP Hercules.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:28 pm

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 22):
How old was he?

He was 39. Too soon.
 
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:38 pm

Very sorry to hear that.

Sleep well...
 
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:08 am

I've only got a few months on the crew, but Hercules was always very kind and generous with his time in all my interactions with me. He will be sorely missed by the community, the crew and me.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:59 am

My regards to his family and friends.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:43 am

Dear Hercules,

We chatted almost everyday and through the years you gave me a good insight into the great person and friend you were to many, including me. I remember how much work you did back in 2010 to help me with those glitches at a.net It was a lot of work and you undertook it all in your free time.

You were a big part of why this community stands above many other forums and your grace and elegance when communicating with members was always appreciated. I hope you will remain an example to follow.

Wherever you are my friend I wish you warmth and peace. I will never forget you.

My condolences to his family in this difficult time.

[Edited 2014-04-15 22:50:22]
 
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:43 am

This is a shock to read! So sorry to hear about this! I used to get messages from him frequently.
Condolences to his family & friends. May he rest in peace.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:13 am

I still cannot believe Hercules is no longer with us. He was a great guy and was always happy to offer help and advice. It certainly will not be the same without him. Condolences to the rest of his family and friends at this sad and difficult time.

RIP SA7700

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:58 pm

Thank you for your selfless service, Sir.

RIP SA7700

2014

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:12 pm

 

I looked into my e-mail folder and counted three postings that were removed and re-attached by him to the new thread. MH370.

I never knew him well. And now it is too late to know hi well...


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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:10 pm

Very sad news indeed. He helped me out a few times with Regs I had not taken down on my flights. Always ready to help.

RIP and thoughts with his Family.
 
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:18 pm

It's very sad to hear this, RIP  
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:25 pm

Very sad news. Sympathies to family and friends.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:03 pm

I am saddened to hear of his passing, his work is still seen now with the "This or That" thread on Non Aviation. I send my thoughts and sympathies to his family, friends, and those who knew him.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:48 pm

Such a shock to read. I'm very sad for his passing away.

I remember our thread discussions about SA. His knowledge and understanding, as well as his humility would put most of us in this forum to shame.

As AR385 said, he went too soon.

Godspeed, Hercules.

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:56 pm

Life is short. Too short. Hercules was only 39. We lost him way too soon.

Hercules invited me to South Africa. I've always wanted to visit South Africa and, well, to know someone there whom I can crash with, that would have been great! I've been a member of Airliners.net since literally my first days as a college-aged airport rampie and have had the privilege of serving as a forum moderator now for the past few years. Both as a member and later as a crew member he and I have had great conversations about all kinds of stuff.

I'm really at a loss for words about all of this.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:24 pm

How sad   Like others have said, I never interacted with him directly, but I was very familiar with him on the boards.

Condolences to his family. 39 is far too young.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:36 pm

Not happy with how he moderated, but we all have the same interest, but 39 is far too young to be dying, RIP  
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:39 pm

It's always sad to loose a member of A-Net family. RIP Hercules   
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:06 am

May Hercules RIP.. As one reads through the many posts, you can tell and see how well respected he was here ( and I am sure elsewhere too. ) The best way to honor Hercules is to always be nice and treat others how he did, so his spirit will live on throughout the rest of the world. Godspeed Hercules.
 
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:31 am

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 41):
s one reads through the many posts, you can tell and see how well respected he was here ( and I am sure elsewhere too. ) The best way to honor Hercules is to always be nice and treat others how he did, so his spirit will live on throughout the rest of the world. Godspeed Hercules.

You know I sat here and read through these posts and it was really cool to see all the nice comments. The moderator team all worked with him on a daily basis, so we had direct contact with him regularly and were able to witness how much of a great person he was. But to see members saw the same thing is really awesome. I absolutely agree. If we all treated each other how Hercules treated people the world would be a much nicer place.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:05 am

Very shocked to hear this unfortunate news, may he rest in peace.  

My condolences to his family and friends.
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:26 am

My goodness, so sorry to hear. Always sad to see someone lost so young. Worked with him as a fellow moderator and he was such a nice guy. RIP
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:27 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Thread starter):
we have to inform you with great sadness that our good friend and head moderator Hercules (SA7700) passed away suddenly yesterday...

What can I say. Just totally shocked at this news. I want to say something special but I'm lost for words.

Sleep tight Hercules and condolences to all his family.

        
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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:45 pm

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:42 pm

This is very sad news. Condolences to his family, friends and everyone here on airliners.net. Rest in peace Hercules, SA7700.

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:52 am

What sad news. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends and may he rest in peace.

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RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:58 am

I have only just seen this awful news.

Only a couple of weeks ago I had a nice chat with Hercules on Facebook.

He was always such a good friend to me on a.net, during my time as a moderator, and in particular when I posted a long post in non-av back in 2006 about my father's death, he gave me huge support and friendship.

I am so saddened by this and I feel so much for his family who I know have had other similar devastating losses.

Rest In Peace my friend Hercules.

Your friend forever,

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