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Old 05-03-2021, 06:02 PM
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Default Ray Hill, Southern Gentleman

Guys, I'm sad to report my good friend and RV guru Ray Hill went to be with the Lord on April 20th. He basically ran the Prattville AL airport and was a wealth of IA knowledge, experience and assistance. Post 911 Ray would help myself and my 10 F16 squadron mates who owned RVs with inspections, hangars and a great RV gathering every Fall. A true Southern Gentleman has gone West...

Prayers for his family ....

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Old 05-04-2021, 05:46 AM
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Default Rest in peace Ray Hill

We all need a Guru, and can gain from the wisdom they pass forward.
I'm sure he will be missed.
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Old 05-04-2021, 05:54 PM
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Smokey, sorry to hear the news about Ray. Good man, Ray will be missed! Rascal
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Old 05-16-2021, 11:19 AM
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There was an excellent turnout at Ray Hill's memorial service at 1A9 yesterday afternoon. As the current owner of the Wagabond that Ray built, I had the honor of participating in the missing man flight. John Castor was flight lead in his RV-9A and Dan Horton (aka DanH) flying a Legend Cub in the left wing position:

Dan also wrote a piece that featured Ray and his Wagabond in Kitplanes in 2015:

My thanks, as well as that of Ray's family, to John and Dan for their help in making this happen.
Tom Prevost
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RV-6 (DNF & sold)
Rans S-19 (built and sold)
Skybolt & Cassutt (sold)
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