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Scott Hersha 08-13-2019 06:47 AM

Jon Thocker Tribute
A group of us at KHAO purchased a memorial brick for Jon to go under the Brown Arch at Oshkosh. Last month at Airventure, we dedicated that brick and gave Jon a Gone West toast. A large group of Jon’s close friends, fellow airshow pilots, and RV and Redline colleagues participated in the toast. Ken made the toast in Jon’s memory.

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Lycosaurus 08-13-2019 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by Scott Hersha (Post 1366217)
... we dedicated that brick and gave Jon a Gone West toast...

In July 2018 I flew with my friend in his RV9A to Cold Lake, Alberta, and we had the privilege to see Jon perform his routine as a Redline member. Saw him again at Ohskosh the following week.

I just realized he had passed away just a couple of months after the show. My condolences to friends and family.

Brantel 08-13-2019 03:40 PM

Thanks for organizing the tribute Scott! Sorry we missed the toast but we definitely found the tile and reflected on Jon and his friendship!

Steve Melton 08-13-2019 07:42 PM

I miss that guy. RIP

ronschreck 08-14-2019 05:22 AM

Lots of good memories of my times with Jon. A true friend who is surely missed.

sailvi767 08-14-2019 05:36 AM

When I bought my first RV John provided hours of assistance and advice. Can?t say enough good about him.

fl-mike 08-14-2019 07:08 AM

Great guy and greatly missed.

mike newall 08-14-2019 11:06 AM

I don't know who has the original Vimeo thing that Jon and another did many years ago.

To the soundtrack of Angels and Airwaves.

Red plane and Blue plane messing about.

Isn't a finer tribute and if it can be resurrected and posted on Youtube or Vimeo, a lot of Guys and Gals will be enthused and inspired.


algrajek 08-14-2019 02:43 PM

I was in London at the time, and me and my Co pilot had a toast right along with you guys!!! What a great tribute, and I LOVE the brick.

tahoebob 08-15-2019 01:15 PM

I loved the joy of aviation that he shared with his daughter in his "Haley-batics" videos.

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