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User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:45 am

Hello Everyone

We have just found out that user Sunrisevalley has passed away in Canada. Sunrisevalley shared his wealth of knowledge with other a.net members and was highly respected by the a.net community.

On behalf of the a.net community we extend our condolences to his loved ones.

For those who wish to pay respect to him please add your comments below
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:01 am

Always knew that if I needed to know anything about weight restrictions and ranges, Sunrise was the man to respond. A true enthusiast and a great contributor. Hopefully we can arrange a note to his family to extend our condolences and voice appreciation for his contribution here. I suspect like many of us, his friends and family probably weren't aware of his enthusiasm for, or knowledge of, commerical aviation.
 
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:36 am

His absence on the forum has been noticeable over the last few weeks, very sad news.
 
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:52 am

I posted this in the NZ Aviation thread, but I think it is appropriate here.

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. Hov'ring 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.


Ave atque vale Sunrisevalley.

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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:30 am

Goodspeed Hugh.

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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:19 am

Obviously, I never met Hugh but I knew his alter ego - Sunrisevalley - very well.

His posts were always literate and very well informed, and he made technical stuff accessible even to me - which is not an easy thing to do.

He was a fine contributor to a.net.

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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:50 am

A very nice and unassuming fellow.....his contributions will be sorely missed here. Prayers for him and his family. :pray:

Fair winds and following seas dear friend.
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:53 am

As a professional in an airline, Hugh once PM'd me to ask if I was in fact the person he thought I was.
I responded in the affirmative and we established a professional relationship around aircraft performance, weight and range/payload. There are very few people you could trust with your 'true identity' on a public forum like this, however Hugh was one!
He informed me a few months back that he was unwell and I recently PM'd him to enquire on his health. I now know why he didn't reply with one of his typically prompt and polite messages.
I true gentlemen. I will miss him around here.
I hope you had the range to make it somewhere nice Hugh. RIP.
 
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:32 pm

Oh dear, not another one and one of the true gentlemen of A.net.
We had some fun with CASA over EDTO standards >180, he will be sorely missed!
My sympathy & condolences to his family

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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:15 am

RIP Hugh/SRV
Top fellow always helpful, polite and knowledgeable. You’ll be missed.
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:02 am

Always liked Hugh and will miss his posts and emails.

We mostly discussed aircraft performance, schedules, new destinations etc. He was quite interested in what was happening at Air NZ and said he was present at Auckland International Airport when the first Air NZ DC8 was delivered in Jul 1965.

In a 15 May 2012 email he explained his user name.
"Yes, my aka Sunrisevalley is a bit of a giveaway for those who know the district. It is a lovely valley running south from Upper Moutere, I was raised on a hop and sheep farm. Do you have Nelson/ Moutere connections?"

Hugh would sometimes refer to a 'contact' at Air NZ, who I assumed was a relative or former work colleague. Pleased to know it was you 'aotearoa'.

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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:09 am

I'll miss his excellent posts and insights. My condolences to his family and friends he will be missed and the forums won't be the same.

Paul
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:03 pm

Condolences to his family. RIP!
 
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:55 am

Very sad. I enjoyed reading his point of view. My sympathies to his loved ones. -ir
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:57 pm

I have noticed the lack of his posts of late. He was a great asset to this community he will be missed.
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:30 pm

Rest In Peace SunriseValley, thank you for the contributions you have given to the site.

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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:55 am

What a lovely man he was.

Knowledgable but never sharp. Unfailingly respectful.
 
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:29 pm

Hey all,

If we did a memorial Avatar for him and thoughts or ideas?

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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:43 am

RIP SunriseValley. He was a real treasure of this community. One of airliners.net's top minds on issues such as ESAD, ETOPS, Payload & Range curves. Condolences to his family. He will be missed.
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:46 pm

VertScopeJeff wrote:
Hey all,

If we did a memorial Avatar for him and thoughts or ideas?


He was a big fan of payload/range discussions and even had a Piano-X license.
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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:01 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
VertScopeJeff wrote:
Hey all,

If we did a memorial Avatar for him and thoughts or ideas?


He was a big fan of payload/range discussions and even had a Piano-X license.


Cool stuff, thanks for the note.

I have creative working on something.

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Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:23 am

Hi All

Jeff and Matt have done a memorial avatar for Sunrisevalley and it is something we will be doing for all members who pass away in the future.

Regards

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