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A Set Back for North East Seaplane Flying

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A Set Back for North East Seaplane Flying

Unread postby RKittine » Wed May 09, 2018 6:17 am

Frank Reese, An instructor with a C-172 XP on Amphibs and a number of other aircraft, was injured in a crash recently that ended in the death of his student and serious though not life threatening injuries to Frank,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DuyBue ... e=youtu.be

Dick "The Dick" who had been one of the Go To Designated Examiners, gave up his examiner designation and Frank had been one of the Examiners who took up the slack.

Based at Orange County (MGJ) Airport, I would see and talk to Frank regularly. He and Sean, who worked for him had provided seaplane and tailwheel instructions for a number of years. I have taken on two of his students since the accident, but hope that Frank will be able to take them back soon.

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Re: A Set Back for North East Seaplane Flying

Unread postby RKittine » Thu May 10, 2018 6:09 pm

It appears that Frank was saved when his forward motion was cushioned by having a seat and pilot in front of him, but he hit his head on the back of the front seat and had internal hemoraging in the brain. He as in the Trama Center and in intensive car. They got the bleeding stocks and took him off the critical list and he walked out of the hospital, but them had a relax the next morning and was taken back.
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