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Oct 18, 2006, 09:29 PM
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Dave Kellogg April 5, 1948 - October 18, 2006 RIP

Dave Kellogg

April 5, 1948 - October 18, 2006

To All my friends it is with a heavy heart that I have to report that our friend Dave Kellogg pasted away today at 11:15.

His health Had been deteriorating over the last week and it appears that he had a stroke this morning according to hospice.

Oranator meet Dave’s brother (Steve) today and talked for a good long while we spoke of Dave and told a few stories that the other didn’t know about he is a really nice guy.

Dave’s wishes were to be cremated and while talking to Dave’s brother I asked if some of his ashes could be spread at the beach and he thought that would be a good idea, he also liked that we wanted to place a in memorial to Dave at the beach.

No memorial is planed at this time.

I will keep everyone informed about the dedication memorial that will be held at

DAVES BEACH AKA Little beach Carlsbad

For those who did not know DAVE he was a Factory Pilot for NCFM and a Pioneer in the RC Hobbie for many many years.
Last edited by Louied; Oct 18, 2006 at 09:35 PM.
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Oct 18, 2006, 09:38 PM
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This is sad news for us all. Dave was a truly great guy, willing and eager to share his passion for sloping with any and all. He will be truly missed.

Oct 18, 2006, 09:44 PM
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Dave was a great guy, I could always go to him for advice.. Once, when I was a newbie I went to the beach, it was blowing REALLY hard (Maybe 30 mph +) and I had a whole bunch of reflex in the Raider I had gotten for Christmas. First launch turned in to a quick little knock-back straight in to his van Dave was cool enough to help me strap a little bit of lead on my plane, and get the trims to where he thought they should be. Success! I was able to fly around for maybe ten minutes, until I had accidentally flipped it inverted and ended up in the hotel parking lot across the street. Dave was always there to help, and had an incredible amount of patience when it came to new people wanting to learn how to fly. I'll try and get some airtime for him this weekend, and do a victory roll in his honor. I'll miss ya Dave!

Oct 18, 2006, 09:45 PM
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Dave was Mr. hobie hawk, I first met Dave when I was 13, I had just got my first hawk and he wanted to check it out, flew with him at torrey and sorrento valley for many years, one of the good guy's

Pray for him and his family

Oct 18, 2006, 09:57 PM
Fun ain't cheap!
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Sorry to hear about Dave, Louied. John Thayer had told me that he was critically ill, and to expect this news soon. Let us know when the memorial will be, with deepest thoughts and concern,
Godspeed and good lift Dave!
Oct 19, 2006, 12:50 AM
Where's the wind?
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Thats sad news. I really enjoyed talking with Dave at Carlsbad last Christmas. He was very friendly and talked up a storm. Talking and flying with Dave was one of the highlights of my CA slope safari.

He'll be missed.

Oct 19, 2006, 12:56 AM
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That's really sad news!! I knew Dave from flying NCFM planes at Little Beach! Every time I stopped in down there he's say--"Hey--got anything to drive"?? And he'd let me fly his planes!! Fun/ great guy--he will be missed!!!! One of the truly nice people in soaring has gone to better slopes!!!
Via con Dios!
Oct 19, 2006, 01:28 AM
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Keep us posted Louie. Dave is an Icon and is already missed.
Oct 19, 2006, 01:39 AM
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I never met Dave, but I can tell by the posts here that he was indeed a gentleman among men. Hope he's where the good winds are blowing.
Oct 19, 2006, 02:07 AM
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He let me fly his Weasel once. He even said that my inverted passes were "As pretty as I have ever seen". He was truly a gentleman at the slope. If you ever saw me fly you would know how big that was of him to say.

Dave you will be missed.
Oct 19, 2006, 02:28 AM
Slope Stud
Dave Kellogg was a good and dear friend, I had the pleasure of flying with him for about 6 years and he and I were very close for about 2 then I started getting into electrics and didn't see each other as much.

I could always count on Dave to give me a good wind report for the upcoming days and how the wind was blowing from the day before.

I had a party at my house about a month ago to make sure locals here could see Dave and he could visit with them, it was a great success.
At this party the general consensus was that we the locals would from now on refer to "little Beach" "Carlsbad" as DAVE'S BEACH and we talked about putting in the cement just inside the fence where Dave always parked a small plaque to honor Dave.

I went to see Dave one last time today before hospice came for him and when I came home I wrote the above e-mail to his friends and thought what I would suggest to write on the small bronze memorial.

In loving memory to our dear friend
Dave Kellogg
5 April 1948 - 18 October 2006
Who will forever soar in our hearts

I miss my friend,
Oran Bloodsworth
Oct 19, 2006, 04:31 AM
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This is very sad. I didn't know dave very well, but I flew with him enough to know that he was one of the nicest and most helpful people I have met in this hobby.

Oct 19, 2006, 06:48 AM
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DAVE'S BEACH --- Memorial Day Weekend 2005

Visited your slope for the first time while my wife and I were on our way down to La Jolla a day or so after the 2005 Cajon PSS Festival.

So sorry for your loss, guys.

Oct 19, 2006, 08:28 AM
Der Haifisch!! R.I.P.
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I met Dave when I first started flying, and he was always giving out good advice... A genuine nice guy, who loved flying... and loved being around other fliers... My condolences to his friends and family...

Oct 19, 2006, 09:42 AM
Just Toss It !!!
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Dave was the quintessential slope buddy.
He greeted you with a broad smile and was always ready to help.
And he had a knack for helping those who didn't realize they needed help!
Nobody was better at maidening your contraption or trimming it.
A constant source of inspiration and support, he was the best sounding board for your crazy ideas.
Never heard him speak ill of anyone and never saw him lose his smile.
Learned everything I know about flying slopers from him.
Spent the last 4 years flying with him almost everyday, but could never figure out what he meant by “Just give it a touch of down in the turn…….”
Oh well ……I guess I have to wait for that one.

I miss my friend.


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