Mark Stull

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  1. Nov 17, 2011 #1

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    It's a sad day here in San Angelo, Mark Stull died on his first test flight of his new design. I saw him last week and he was putting the finishing touches on a new design with a trike wing. all i know that he lifted off and at about 50ft. the aircraft stalled and went in hard. Mark was very enthusiastic about designing, building and flying his designs as we all know. his pioneering sprit was what started the idea that we could fly even if we know the dangers. Mark was a good friend and gave me alot of advice on my flying ventures. please keep his family in your prayers. Mark you will be missed.


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    Oh, no! I am awfully sorry to hear that you have lost such a good friend. I admired the enthusiasm and "can-do" attitude he displayed here, and his willingness to share his hard-won experience. He will indeed be missed. Please give our regards to his family and let them know he helped and inspired people around the world.
     
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    I awful sorry to hear this. He himself told to avoid one type of design and bying a certified LSA instead ( Oct 26th post ).
    At least he died doing what he liked the most.
    My condolences for the loss to everyone involved.

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    I think I have moved to design bigger planes for a while, just because I tought many of the really small plane features aren't necessarily the safest.
     
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    I haven't the words to express my sorrow at hearing this news. I only knew Mark through his posts here (like most of us) and envied his positive attitude and ability to do what he loved doing. He will be missed.

    ~Bill
     
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    Unfortunately, aviation isn't without risk and it's a sad day that Mark passed away doing what he loved so much. At the same time, he was one of those who truly showed us the possibilities of experimental aviation, as witnessed by his many flying designs, very inspiring to me and no doubt to many others.
    Next to that his experience, help and advice was helpful to many for which I'm grateful.

    My thoughts are with his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
     
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    The Angels have you now Bro... Say hey for us and soar close once in a while...

    We love you...

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    Wow, another great loss to our flying community! He'll be missed.
     
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    Oh no! Mark was one of the truly inspirational personalities on this forum. We'll all miss him and posts about his unique designs. This forum will seem a bit hollow without him.

    Bruce
     
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    As I opened this thread I didn't know what the exact words were going to be, but I knew what it was going to say. I paused for a moment hoping that I was wrong.

    I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but I had been impressed by his spirit, enthusiasm, and professionalism long before joining this group. He was truly one of those rare people that made aviation better for all of us due to his passion. I'm pretty sure he had that effect on non aviation people that his life touched as well.

    He is missed.
     
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    Mark introduced me to this forum. He was always willing to share his experience with anyone. I am truly sad and will miss Mark and his new designs.

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    Sad day. His Ring Tail was inspirational.
     
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    A sad day, and a great loss to the community. Mark will be missed by far more people than ever actually met him.

    -Dana

    When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced...
    Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
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    A very appropriate tag given the circumstances.
     
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    Oh Man I miss his articals already.
     
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    No!!! I'm sitting here shocked. Mark's gone? He's been such an inspiration here - and for me personally. He got such joy out of building his airplanes and trying new ideas. I don't know what to say, beyond how very much he'll be missed here. Godspeed, Mark.
     
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    Hi, I'm Laurel Scott, a reporter with Standard-Times, and I'm working on a story about Mark Stull. Please call me at 659-8381. I need help locate the people in his life. Even if you could just give me some idea of who to contact, it would be a great help. I am trying to find out how long he has been in the area, what brought him here and where he got his interest in building and flying ultralights.
    Thank you so much for any help you can provide.
     
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    Just found this post so ignore my earlier post elsewhere.

    What a truly sad day. Mark was soo inspirational. We corresponded here and privately and I will miss his input to the forum. If there are any images of his last design, please publish them so that we can learn as what not to do.

    Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace.
     
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    Words fail me. It is difficult to believe that Mark has gone... It is just another reminder that none of us knows what the next few hours/minutes/seconds will bring. Fortunately, life seems to weather the bumps and dangers most of the time. But not always. And for Mark, this was one of the times it didn't work out as expected.

    Very sobering. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

    Take care, guys.

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    Wow. I will certainly miss his can-do, never afraid to try something attitude. I had always hoped that I'd someday have the chance to buy him a beer and thank him for the inspiration. I'll certainly keep his family in my prayers.
     

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