I am so saddened to hear of Rod’s passing. Although I was not on MASUAS, Rod was someone who always had the time to chat, counsel, help, share a drink with and generally be a top bloke. His experience and skill as a pilot and instructor helped so many and despite never flying with him he helped me a great deal. Rod was all about inclusivness even before it became a thing, and I was lucky enough to join him (and Clive Wright who was the Boss of MASUAS at the time) and other students on a sailing trip to France. He was as skilled on the waves as he was in the air and this allowed us all to gain our “Comp Crew” qualification out of the trip.
Sending my deepest condolences to you all.
Fly high Rod!