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BSBD Dave Brown :(

 


iluvtofly  (C License)

Oct 26, 2011, 5:14 AM
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This was posted on the "Dave Brown is Missing" facebook page this morning. FrownFrown

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Our family confirms the finding of the remains of our son, brother, cousin, and nephew in Moab. We are devastated by our loss of such a gifted young man. Special thanks to Moabs Chief of Police, Mike Navarre, and his staff for their tending to us and Dave as a missing person. We also thank the volunteers at Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs, Daves many friends far and wide, and Ryan Shaw and his students at Paradrenalin for their extraordinary efforts in searching for Dave. Daves loved ones had not heard from him since June 29. On October 23 a hiker found remains in the mountains surrounding Moab. On October 26 Chief Mike confirmed that the remains belong to Dave. We treasure the concern and best wishes of so many young people that were touched by Daves smile and sense of adventure. Private family funeral arrangements are in process. Please respect our need to grieve our loss within our immediate family. Blue skies, Dave. You are so loved and your incredible zest for life will be missed.


colin  (D 3782)

Oct 26, 2011, 5:24 AM
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RIP Dave :(


jceman  (D 19212)

Oct 26, 2011, 6:00 AM
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Lynn and I miss Dave.

He was always a friend and a lot of fun to jump with - whether at Sebastian, the Keys, WFFC or anywhere, his smile always brightened our days.

Fly free, friend.


Skyrad  (B License)

Oct 26, 2011, 7:12 AM
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I'm very saddened to hear about Dave's passing. A larger than life guy, we jumped together on my FS1 jump (the only time I ever saw him on his belly!) My condolences to those closest to him.

Fly free Dr Dave

BSBDFrown


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flygirltricia  (D 22283)

Oct 26, 2011, 7:53 AM
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My condolences to family and friends of Dave. May he rest in peace and forever fly free.


Krip  (Student)

Oct 26, 2011, 9:29 AM
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In reply to:
My condolences to family and friends of Dave. May he rest in peace and forever fly free.

+1

Will meet you on the other side leave a light on.

R.


craigbey  (C 31991)

Oct 26, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Blue Skies, Dave. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and experience so generously. You gave the term SkyGod a good name.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Oct 26, 2011, 11:13 AM
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I, for one, am glad we finally got closure on this. I liked Dave and we used to spend a lot of time together on the road. He definitely had his demons, but he was a truly nice guy and he influenced a ton of people.

BSBD,

Chuck


pyke  (D 26387)

Oct 26, 2011, 11:56 AM
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I will never forget watching Team Mandrin in the tunnel when I shared some of their time. There was such skill, such drive, and it all seemed effortless. Dave Brown could fly with the very best of them, and possibly out fly many of those!

Very sad indeed, but to echo SM1...I'm glad for his family's sake they have closure.

BSBD db!


freeatlast  (C 33030)

Oct 26, 2011, 12:03 PM
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Dave was simply an awesome guy and an amazing skydiver who was always willing to help a newbie out...

Fly Free Dave...


highfly  (F 19377)

Oct 26, 2011, 12:20 PM
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RIP Dave.
You have had a lasting impression on my life with that one skydive back in 2002 at Seb.


Fly free friend.

FrownFrown


eman  (D 25194)

Oct 26, 2011, 2:48 PM
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The sport lost a GREAT free flyer ! He was always coaching at Rantoul. Thats where he became Asswipe Rodriguez. Fly free my brother. Rip it up !!


kd5xb  (Student)

Oct 26, 2011, 3:14 PM
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I just drove through Moab a few days ago, and Dave was in my thoughts the whole time I was within 30 or 40 miles of there. I never met him, but I was sure trying to think of some way to find him. At least the mystery is solved, albeit not anywhere close to the way we all wanted.


Skyrad  (B License)

Oct 27, 2011, 7:43 AM
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You missed out, he was a great guy.


weegegirl  (D License)

Oct 27, 2011, 9:47 AM
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Dave Brown was that guy.... infectious smile, big heart, full of life and love. I only knew him on the surface, but he had a certain glee to him that spread to everyone he interacted with.

Thanks for the jumps DB. Especially my very memorable 800th. One of my favorites and one of the best videos I have in my collection.

Fly free.


Snowwhite

Oct 29, 2011, 5:50 PM
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I am so glad for his family, that they finally have closure. I am so sad for all of us that it is THIS closure....Unsure


SimonBones  (D 28573)

Oct 31, 2011, 10:20 AM
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Dave Brown was a friend and freeflying mentor to me. It was through Dave that I was introduced to the girl who has been my partner, team mate, and best friend for the last 5 years. We both flocked to Jumptown Mass for Dave's monthly free freefly coaching and load organizing back in 2006. I learned a lot from him. It was there that I saw 4 way VFS for my first time as he would play video of what Team Mandrin was doing on the big projector. It was mind blowing and many watched speechless. It's crazy to see how far VFS has evolved in the last 5 years from the days when guys like Dave where pioneering it.

Yesterday at the USPA Nationals, a group of us competing in VFS 4way came together for a Dave Brown memorial jump. We built a big 'D' on our heads and folded it in to a 'B' for the second point. The video was shot by Ty Losey of Arsenal and I hope it gets posted online soon. Thanks to everyone who was on the jump and thanks to Ty for getting the jump organized and filmed.

I will never forget Dave Brown and the impact he had on me and in this sport. I'm excited to dig up the video of some of the coach jumps we did together back then and some of the cool freefly jumps he organized. I won't forget how much he challenged me! I'm sad that I won't see him anymore going to Florida for the winter holiday boogies and I'm even going to miss that hilariously hideous mustache he started wearing. Oh yeah, and several people were proudly rocking a fake DB mustache on his memorial jump.

BSBD Dave.


hparrish  (D 25090)

Nov 1, 2011, 2:23 PM
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Well stated Simon.

Dave Brown was one of the funniest and most fun people I've met in this sport. And very gracious with his knowledge and time. I'm glad I got to meet and hang out with him.

BSBD.......Dave Brown Frown


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LIEBRICH401  (D 1662)

Nov 9, 2011, 8:41 AM
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simon, is the memorial jump video anywhere around yet? thanks man and god bless


SimonBones  (D 28573)

Nov 9, 2011, 3:50 PM
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I got an email from Amy C on Monday saying she would grab Ty's camera and get the video on facebook or something since Ty doesn't do the facebook thing. I wish I would have thought to get a copy of it, but I had to catch a flight home.


LIEBRICH401  (D 1662)

Jan 24, 2012, 5:21 PM
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In reply to:
simon, is the memorial jump video anywhere around yet? thanks man and god bless

does anyone know where to find the dave brown tribute tee shirts???


wildWilly  (B License)

Mar 22, 2012, 6:37 PM
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Dave was a great guy. For a few years he came home to Canada to organize the Canadian head down record back in 06, 07. He always had a smile on his face and a word of encouragement for everyone involved in the attempts. It was never beyond him to instigate some shenanigans, Like paying Max to jump blindfolded and pull left handed
http://www.youtube.com/...G267c20dAUAAAAAAAGAA
You will be missed but never forgotten.
BSBD Dave


hparrish  (D 25090)

Mar 29, 2012, 6:40 PM
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Good Stuff !!!



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