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    Default Last Flight Of The Helio....

    I just found out that Ron "Frenchy" Drouin passed away recently this Spring after his long battle with cancer. Although he owned several planes, he was well known for his Helio and the hundreds of successful hunters he's transported in the many years he's operated his "Circle Air" Service. He was especially known by Sheep Hunters and he knew the North East Brooks Range like it was his own back yard. Known as the cranky ole' man that wanted his plane packed a certain way, he had a heart for kids that took to the field. Sheep meat is always hard to give up.....But I always gave him some, just to see him smile.... Rest In Peace My Friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahahawai View Post
    I just found out that Ron "Frenchy" Drouin passed away recently this Spring after his long battle with cancer. Although he owned several planes, he was well known for his Helio and the hundreds of successful hunters he's transported in the many years he's operated his "Circle Air" Service. He was especially known by Sheep Hunters and he knew the North East Brooks Range like it was his own back yard. Known as the cranky ole' man that wanted his plane packed a certain way, he had a heart for kids that took to the field. Sheep meat is always hard to give up.....But I always gave him some, just to see him smile.... Rest In Peace My Friend.
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. What was/is this "Helio" you speak of...???
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. What was/is this "Helio" you speak of...???
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helio_Courier

    He is flying in the Lord's Mountains now.
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    Sorry to hear that Chuck. I enjoyed the limited time I spent with him.

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    Saw Frenchy pull off some amazing stuff in the cub, 206, and Helio. Our condolences to Dawn.

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    Hard to hunt the Brooks/ANWR and not know Frenchy - may he RIP.
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    he's probably cursing out every angel on the block by now!

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    R.I.P. It's a tough battle for too many good people.

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