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Tony Smallwood RIP. 1941 - 2013.

 

Tony Smallwood was a founding member of Nok Flying Club and Nok Airfield.

 

 

 
 

 

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Tony Smallwood earlier this morning - 14th October 2013.

He flew his last solo flight today after a noble one year battle against cancer.

For those of you who knew him personally, he remained a true gentleman right to the end, never losing his sense of humor despite enduring some horrific pain during his final hours.

As well as a distinguished flying career, Tony was one of the early pioneers,  advancing General Aviation in Thailand, who relentlessly encouraged a more sensible attitude for us small aircraft pilots.

Aviation has lost a formidable aviator and teacher, and we have lost a very dear friend, who was instrumental in guiding many members through our flying careers right up to the end.

The funeral was held at Wat Fa Ham Temple, Charoenraj Road near Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai, 16th-18th October 2013.

Blue skies and tailwinds Tony.  Gone but not forgotten our friend.