Sunday, June 12, 2016

VALE Hans Stettin

It is with a great deal of sadness that I share the news of the passing of Hans Stettin. Hans pictured on the right wearing the hat was a wonderful gentleman and a life member of the Wimmera Soaring Club/Horsham Flying Club. Hans instructed for many many years and shared his love of flying and gliding with countless students. Year after year he was at the club every Saturday and Sunday. He spent many hours in the back seat of the club's numerous two seaters. he and Werner had a great passion for flying and shared ownership of 'Tango Tango' a Schemp-Hirth Nimbus 2 with a couple of other members for many years. Hans would fly first in the early afternoon and somewhere near three clock Werner would make the call over the radio; "where are you Hans". Han would invariably reply, "I am here Werner" and minutes later he would land and the would swap over. Hans would then get into a twin and do some instructing. A wonderful man who is greatly missed by many who knew him. Hans passed away on Sunday aged 90. I hope some other members will share some of their own 'Hans' stories.

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