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Famed ND pilot Bob Odegaard killed during practice for Valley City air show
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead ^ | September 7, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 09/07/2012 7:56:12 PM PDT by EveningStar

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Famed North Dakota pilot Bob Odegaard was killed during a practice run for the air show planned for Saturday at the Barnes County Municipal Airport here, authorities say.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: airshow; aviation; bobodegaard; northdakota; obituary; planecrash; supercorsair

1 posted on 09/07/2012 7:56:19 PM PDT by EveningStar
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2 posted on 09/07/2012 7:57:55 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: All
His website
3 posted on 09/07/2012 8:05:16 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Very sad - he was among the greatest.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 8:10:13 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: EveningStar
Only 3 things can kill a really good pilot...In order of likelihood

1. Mechanical failure

2. Pilot error

3. A jealous husband

RIP BOB!...this ones for you...

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth.
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings,
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind swept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind i’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee Jr.

5 posted on 09/07/2012 8:12:44 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: EveningStar

I am very sorry to hear this bad news.Prayers for his family.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 8:14:26 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: EveningStar; Army Air Corps
Sounds like this is the plane he went down in.....
7 posted on 09/07/2012 8:32:51 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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After looking at the wreckage at the crash site & the planes on his website, it looks more like he went down in his P-51.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 8:41:56 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: EveningStar

Wow-— I know a Robert Odegaard—a dentist up near Seattle.
Wonder if there’s any family relation? RIP pilot man.


9 posted on 09/07/2012 9:03:41 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: nuconvert

I’m not so sure.

If you look at the main gear, it is hinged very near the leading edge, and appears to retract aft. I believe it may be the Corsair. The rest of it appears to smashed up to tell. Sad, those 4360 powered Corsairs almost seem cursed.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 9:11:54 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: M-cubed
Only 3 things can kill a really good pilot...In order of likelihood 1. Mechanical failure 2. Pilot error 3. A jealous husband

It is better to "buy the farm" doing something you love than many other ways of checking out.

11 posted on 09/07/2012 9:59:14 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: EveningStar

Just shook his hand at Oshkosh, I can’t remember an Oshkosh I went to he wasn’t there, and my first was 1975.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 10:27:44 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: nuconvert

It was the Corsair

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48948801/ns/local_news-fargo_nd/#.UEr4XbLN-So


13 posted on 09/08/2012 12:49:57 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: EveningStar
Same thing happened just last week, not three miles from my house.

His name was Glenn Smith, and he was from Texas.
14 posted on 09/08/2012 2:28:42 AM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 5:01:32 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Ron C.

I knew Bob from a previous life and he was truly one of the best. He could not only fly any antique plane, he could build them as well. He was a big supporter of the air museum at West Fargo and, as I recall, helped rebuild some of the planes exhinited there.


16 posted on 09/08/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: EveningStar

RIP


17 posted on 09/08/2012 4:46:15 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: EveningStar

I was looking forward to seeing him at Reno this week.

Rest in peace, Bob.

Sad to see the big Corsair go down, too.


18 posted on 09/10/2012 10:50:41 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: nuconvert

After looking at the pics in the article, looks like it was the blue Super Corsair that crashed. A twin to the pic you posted only blue.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 10:56:28 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: nuconvert

It was NX5577N in which he went down... The blue one... He retored both the red NX5588N and the blue one one. Sad...


20 posted on 09/10/2012 11:16:39 PM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3 --- Peritus Expello Formidine)
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To: Raven6; hattend

Thanks. I hadn’t realized that he restored a blue one.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 2:22:53 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
The Corsair was the first aircraft I ever really "fell in love with" so to speak. But even though I had studied the F4U-1 with its P-W R-2800 radial, I was not aware of the F1-G and F2-G Super Corsair variants made by Goodyear Aircraft with their huge four-row R-4360, 28 cyclinder, 3,250H.P. engine until I read up on these racers. The aircraft that went down was built in 1945.

It's always hard when we lose pilots of this caliber. I've lost a friend that I considered to be one of the most professional pilots around... For some reason I've had a harder time accepting his death than any others. Don't know why... I just have. Maybe I've just had a hard time believing that an AeroCommander that had just passed its annuals and its airworthiness certification just "came apart" at 27,000AGL.

22 posted on 09/11/2012 10:27:38 AM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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