Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rest in Peace

I wrote a while back about Gihak Bae and his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Gi, a gifted flight instructor and a gentle human being, passed away this morning at 2:20 a.m. at age 43.

Words fail me. You will be missed, Gi.

3 comments:

Brad Koehn said...

You have my sympathies. My dad died of pancreatic cancer in 1979 at age 44. While progress has been made in the battle against cancer, pancreatic cancer has a staggering mortality rate to this day.

Greg said...

What a life Gi led. His simplicity and grace will be missed. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting his family today at a nice memorial...er...celebration of his life, today at CAl-Air at HWD, put on by Keith and Susie Amaro, owners of Cal-Air and really fine folks. Gi was my instructor in the G-1000 172, and he touched my life. almost 100 of his friends, family, and students were in attendance, and it was very emotional to see the impact he had on so many lives. He's wheels-up now, on his way to fairer weather and longer runways, but he will not be forgotten. Big thanks to Keith And Susie for honoring Gi's life and allowing us to gather in his memory. Sincerely, Greg Paolino

IFR Pilot said...

John, first time I've stopped by in several days. Please accept my belated condolences for your loss.