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    Default Another good guy is gone.

    What a sad thing. Rest peacefully. You'll be missed.

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    website not available Who was he?

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    Craig Michael Elg passed away from cancer, January 29th, 2015 surrounded by family, at his home on Thunderridge Airpark in Morristown, Arizona. He was 53 years old.

    Craig was born on October 1st, 1961 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Dorothy (Elg )Chmiel and Rodney Elg. He married Sarah Gilman in 1983 and was blessed with two children, Whitney Elg-Salsman and Nicholas Elg.

    Craig was an accomplished pilot, aircraft mechanic, inspector and business owner. Most of his adult life was spent in Alaska where he owned and operated Regal Air Flying Service and later Emerald Air Service and Homer Floatplane Lodge.

    Craig’s greatest love was flying all types of aircraft from RC models to Learjets. He also loved to build and refurbish airplanes. He supported EAA, AOPA and the NRDC. He was a loving husband, father and son.

    Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Wickenburg Funeral Home at 187 N. Adams St.
    A Funeral Mass will be set at a later date in Alaska.

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    Craig was instrumental in cordinating a rescue of my son about 10 years ago I will forever be in debt to him. Flew with him many times. Craig was soft spoken and a **** good pilot. Rest in Peace Craig.

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    I could not believe it when I heard the news. Over the last two years I have spent some time talking to him out in the sticks while we waited for our clients. He was a fount of knowledge which I tried to absorb as much as I could, he was always willing to give me hints and techniques. He was 'good people' and I will miss him.
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    Real shame, nice guy God rest his soul.

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    Much too young to go. A salute to another pilot gone west . . .

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    Prayers for the fallen and his family.
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    I talked with him quite a few times this last summer. I did not know he was ill.
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    It came on quick from what I've heard, only a few months since they found it. Very sad.

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    Craig picked me up one day. I had a broken leg and had to get loaded into the back of the 185 and flown to town to get to Providence. Dang that hurt. He did all he could to make it tolerable. I went, I got X-rays and a cast. Afterwards wifey took me to McDonalds for a bite and then decided we needed to get back to the creek for a lodge wife's birthday party so we went back to Regal and had Craig fly us back out. Fresh plaster and Percodan. What a weekend. What a guy. Life is good but sometimes it isn't fair. Our loss.

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    Very sad and he will be missed. Flew with him many times and always enjoyed our conversations.
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    It must have been a very fast illness, because in late fall I talked with him and he was buying half the property where I beach my plane along the lake. He was planning on building a hangar along side his lodge. Three months later, he had gone west. Since he was younger than myself, it kinda hits home....
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    Craig landing at Crosswind last summer
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    Nice video of a nice guy.
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