The pilot and military blogger Neptunus Lex crashed yesterday, and unfortunately he didn’t make it. He died while working his retirement job, flying an Israeli Kfir as an “enemy” while providing younger pilots with DACT (dissimilar air combat training) out at Fallon.
I always enjoyed reading his insights, his raconteurism, and his beautiful moments of poetry.
AW1 Tim’s Blog has reminiscences and a list of others leaving theirs.
Rest in peace, Carroll “Lex” LeFon.
May flights of angels escort you into Paradise.
Faure’s “In Paradisum” setting has a kind of “riding off into the sunset” feel that seems appropriate, though I love the standard chant version best.