Rod Newman

Rod was a unique and wonderful man and we will all miss him very much.  He was not only an exceptional pilot and flying instructor, but also a great mentor and friend.  I am convinced I would not have got into The RAF without his guidance and help.  Even now, and particularly after his passing, when I fly The Tutor I think of him and can vividly remember him teaching me all the aerobatic manoeuvres 45 years ago that I am still performing – together with his witty comments!  Always smiling and laughing, and seeing the funny side.  Very few people have left such an indelible mark on so many, and that is surely the most telling sign of what a great person he was.  We will all never forget him.  God bless you Rod.    

Alan Page

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