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#851 2007-09-08 08:54 GMT-5 hours    
It appears that Commander David Burdine, the pilot of the MiG-17 that flew at the 2007 Wichita Air Festival flown out of Colonel James Jabara Airport, was killed on 3 September 2007 when his Yak-52 crashed shortly after takeoff from Lake in the Hills airport. I must admit, I was completely devastated, as I saw him perform not a week or so prior to his death. What a loss to the aviation community this airshow season has been.

Any chance I can get my photos of him flying his MiG-17 dedicated to him? He made me glad I even bothered to go to the airshow in the first place. If not for him, it'd have been a waste of time IMO.

RIP sir, and many thanks for the great times and the memories. You will be sorely missed!

Jaysen F. Snow
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#852 2007-09-08 14:09 GMT-5 hours    
Wow, what a terrible year this has been for air shows. God bless him. I hope this was the last incident for a long, long time.

Would you like to change the remarks in your photos, Jaysen?

-Ray

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#853 2007-09-08 16:08 GMT-5 hours    
Man, you're not kidding...the absolute worst airshow year I can remember thus far. Jim LeRoy, the P-51s, now this. Granted it wasn't at an airshow, but the fact remains it's been a very bad year for the airshow scene indeed.

If it's possible Ray, yeah I'd like to edit my remarks given what's happened.

Jaysen F. Snow
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