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R.I.P. 1PL-Rahon

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S!

 

While still being in a deep shock, I wanted to let you know that our brother, 1PL-Rahon, has passed away today.
He was a member of 1.Pułk Lotniczy from March 2008, CO of virtual helicopter unit in the DCS and cooperated with the virtual "Biało - Czerwone Iskry" aerobatic team.
During his service in the 1.PL, he was a Training Officer and one of the most dedicated members of the unit.

Rest in Peace, Marcin. You will be missed!

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Condolences to the 1PL.  Enjoyed flying with Rahon on and off through the years and different flight sims.

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Very sorry to hear this Lucas, I flew with him on numerous occasions in ROF. 

 

 

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Sorry to hear, Lucas. My sympathies to his family and to the 1PL.

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55 minutes ago, US103_Talbot said:

3 years younger than me!

 

Same...

 

And far too young 😔

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RIP

Going West - Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon

Just as I came
Into the empty, westward--facing room,
A sudden gust blew wide
The tall window; at once
A shock of sudden light, vibrating like a flame,
Entered, as if it were the wind's bright spirit
Stealing to me upon some secret quest.
The wonder of the West
Burst open: under dark and rushing cloud
That rained illumined drops, it glorified
Each corner where so dazzlingly it struck:
The shadows cowered, the brilliance overflowed.
As suddenly, all faded.
Wet, wild air blew in
At the idly--swinging door
Stormily crumpled fallen shreds of leaves,
Dried scarlet and burnt yellow and ashy brown:
They fluttered in like fears and blew across the floor
And I, to the heart invaded,
Felt as that wild light palpitated through me
And died in a moment down,
Exalted by a visionary fear
That from the light more than the shadow fell;
A divination of splendid spirits near,
Of glorious parting and of great farewell.

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Sad to hear this Lucas,

Sincere condolences to his close ones and 1 PL.

I 'll let follow the message to the former AB1 chaps;

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I'm sorry for your unit's loss Lucas... and sad to see our community shrink.  It was a pleasure flying with him.

*salute*

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Rest In Peace.  Prayers for family and friends.

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This is so sad! 😟 😢 My sympathies to you his squadmates and to his family. My prayers are with you.


Blue skies Rahon. Salute! 

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Very sorry to hear this! Have always enjoyed flying with the 1PL pilots. My condolences to friends and family.

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This is very sad,  I'm sorry for your loss and all who knew and loved him. I'm happy to remember flying with him. S! Rahon! 

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Saddest news. All the more so as he was too young. Nobody should go so young.

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Rahon was always the one with unique style, flying the plane that suit him rather that plane that makes conventional sense (like me) and making it work(unlike me). Just like in last Bloody April, when we've run into swarm of Nieuports and Pups in area contested by 1PL with solitary Strutter among them, you already knew where Rahon was.

Of people I occasionally flew with without knowing them that well, he was one of most pleasant and friendly, dropping onto TS with him was most natural thing. 

Having learned his real name and looking at his facebook, I can't believe that guy like him was dead so early. He seemed damn perfect. In addition to all sim activity Lucas mentioned, he was apparently flying at aeroclub and in progress of making very detailed 3d model of Bristol Fighter. I mean, I look at this guys profile and I think, I wish I had accomplished half of these things when I was his age. So absurd, so unfair.

I took liberty of converting the photo Lucas posted to BoX cockpit photo. In my opinion, Bristol cockpit is where Rahon belongs. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NhBhKUNAHQckSiwHTJ6phkwwWhGtZuL-/view?usp=sharing

 

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R.I.P., my condolences to his family and friends

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7 hours ago, J2_Trupobaw said:

Rahon was always the one with unique style, flying the plane that suit him rather that plane that makes conventional sense (like me) and making it work(unlike me). Just like in last Bloody April, when we've run into swarm of Nieuports and Pups in area contested by 1PL with solitary Strutter among them, you already knew where Rahon was.

Of people I occasionally flew with without knowing them that well, he was one of most pleasant and friendly, dropping onto TS with him was most natural thing. 

Having learned his real name and looking at his facebook, I can't believe that guy like him was dead so early. He seemed damn perfect. In addition to all sim activity Lucas mentioned, he was apparently flying at aeroclub and in progress of making very detailed 3d model of Bristol Fighter. I mean, I look at this guys profile and I think, I wish I had accomplished half of these things when I was his age. So absurd, so unfair.

I took liberty of converting the photo Lucas posted to BoX cockpit photo. In my opinion, Bristol cockpit is where Rahon belongs. 

 

 

Bristol was Rahon's all time favourite WW1 plane. Another was P38 Lightning. However, his 'love' was the Mi-24 Hind and he was waiting for the dedicated DCS module for this helicopter.
He was a very talented person. When he joined our unit, we were developing own mod on the Targetware engine. As he wanted Bristol in game, he sat down, learned a 3d soft and... just made it in two versions (RR Falcon and Hisso). I made the textures, animations, fm and the plane was ready. Next he made Breguet 14 and Ilya Muromets :)
He also made paint schemes for the 1.PL while we were flying in RoF, by carefully checking the ground colors from the textures and then applied them onto planes.
The current Bristol Fighter project was supposed to apply a great improvement on the old 2009 model. Rahon reworked almost whole geometry and then started working on textures and gauges.  His wish was to import Bristol into DCS engine as a free module which was supposed to be used during the virtual airshow in 2020 hosted by the Polish community of the DCS.

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Great pilot and great friend. Flew with him quite a bit in ROF.

 

 

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.

"Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God."

 

"High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

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He discovers himself on an old airfield.
He thinks he was there before,
but rain has washed out the lettering of a sign.
A single biplane, all struts and wires,
stands in the long grass and wildflowers.
He pulls himself into the narrow cockpit
although his muscles are stiff
and sits like an egg in a nest of canvas.
He sees that the machine gun has rusted.
The glass over the instruments
has broken, and the red arrows are gone
from his gas gauge and his altimeter.
When he looks up, his propeller is turning,
although no one was there to snap it.
He lets out the throttle. The engine catches
and the propeller spins into the wind.
He bumps over holes in the grass,
and he remembers to pull back on the stick.
He rises from the land in a high bounce
which gets higher, and suddenly he is flying again.
He feels the old fear, and rising over the fields
the old gratitude. In the distance, circling
in a beam of late sun like birds migrating,
there are the wings of a thousand biplanes.
He banks and flies to join them.

THE OLD PILOT'S DEATH
by
Donald Hall

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Very sad to hear this.

I havent been active for quite some time, however in old RoF times I flew with the 1.PL guys many times.

Condolances to all.

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S!

We would like to thank you for all your condolences, prayers, poetry and art!

Yestreday, there was Marcin's funeral. Two community wreaths were successfully dropped. This was one of the thoughest 'missions' we ever had.

Thank you again for being such a great community!

 

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My deepest condolences for your loss. 😔 Wishing all of 1PL strength in this time of great sadness. 

 

Godspeed, Rahon.

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Very sad news, Lucas.  It's always difficult to lose a close friend and a well respected member of the community.

 

Blue Skies & Fair Winds, Rahon.  R. I. P.

 

 

Regards,

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