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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 06:17 PM UTC

It is with a heavy heart I bring you the news that member and contributor Burl Burlingame past away on 14 March 2019. (At far left in the photo above). Burl was a long time member of IPMS and Kitmaker Network espcially on the Aeroscale page. The last time I saw him was at the 2013 IPMS Nationals. He was gracious and gave me a copy of his book "I'll fly to Hawaii". It is a history of aviation activity in the Hawaiian Islands his beloved home.

Burl was a writer and newspaper man by trade but was at the fore front of WWI brass photoetch. Checking my collection I found I have 5 of his 1/48 Spandau sets that were in the IPMS Nationals Goodie Bags for 1984. He and I had done some work on the 6th Aero Sqn in preperation for publishing in a historical journal.

Burl's knowlege on between the wars Silver Wings aircraft was impressive. Some of his work can be found on our Aeroscale search engine. His water diorama of the S-38 Interisland Transport was a real joy.

Good bye and Aloha Burl
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:41 PM UTC
Sad news indeed, and a loss to our community here with that knowledge base gone.

Condolences to his family and friends.

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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 12:57 AM UTC
Sad news indeed.

Condolences to his family and friends.
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Joined: June 11, 2003
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 07:09 AM UTC
Hi there

That is very sad news. I picked up plenty of tips which I still use from Burl's posts.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:51 AM UTC
Sad news indeed. I once met him at Honolulu's only full service Hobby Shop back in 1990 (the one down by the stadium at that time). When I met him, I didn't get his first name, and I remember him saying "same as my last name--just leave of the "ingame"! Rest in Peace Burl.
VR, Russ