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RIP: Barry Blaisdell, Prolific FS Designer
Oct 09 2012 04:40 PM | This article has been viewed 5632 times.
submitted by: n4gix
submitted by: n4gix
|More sad news to report: Barry passed away on Wednesday 3rd October after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease.|
From an early age Barry’s life was aviation. He joined the Air National Guard as a cadet and as soon as he was able he joined the US Air Force. He flew F-100 Super Sabres and F-105 Thunderchiefs on combat missions in Vietnam. He was invalided out of the USAF after being severely wounded when his F-105 was destroyed by a SAM missile. After recuperation he applied to join the US Army as a helicopter pilot and returned to Vietnam.
When his flying career was ended by a heart attack he took up virtual aviation as a hobby and started to design aircraft for FS5. Barry founded Premier Aircraft Design in 1995 and led the team until 2008
Barry leaves a widow, Carol, and a son Todd. Our deepest condolences go out to them at this sad time.