Monday, July 06, 2009

Remembering Bob

Two memorial events are being planned for this weekend: a paragliding club barbecue and flower drop at Kahana on Saturday, and a larger and more elaborate event at Makapuu on Sunday during which paragliders are encouraged to fly.

On Saturday at Kahana, paraglider pilots and friends will gather for a small and informal barbecue, starting as early as 10:00 AM. We'll fly if weather permits, otherwise we'll be flying the grill and the cooler. Either way, we're hoping to just spend some quality time together doing what we do best, flying, celebrating, and supporting each other. We're not planning any formal program or service - it will just be a good chance for many of us to remember Bob in our own way. Feel free to bring flowers or leis. Several pilots are camping Friday night: Jeff, Thom, Ginny, and Jim. Contact them if you'd like to join the overnight crew.

On Sunday morning at Makapuu, a larger and more formal memorial event will be held, coordinated by Bob's filmmaking friends and colleagues. Paraglider pilots are encouraged to fly if weather permits - the organizers would like as many pilots as possible to share the air in Bob's memory, starting as early as 7:30 AM. Afterwards there will be a house-warming party at Bob's house in Kalama Valley, starting at 11:00 am.

We expect Bob's family members to join us for both events. Stay tuned for details on the timing. We'll update this article as the weekend draws closer.

4 comments:

richard said...

I'll be camping! Plan to make it Fri. if not, then early sat.Anyone got an extra pair of Teva type sandals? I need around a size 10 but bring all you have so everyone can be a little "MORE LIKE BOB".

Thom said...

I am going down to the permit office again this week to renew my permit and add Jim to my permit and get him a parking permit. Any one else needs permits email your HI Id # and name & I will add you to camp site 5 & 6

JeffMc said...

Updates from Chatter Box...

Brazilian Ray: Jenifer 226-4561 is making a memorial video messages for Bob and wouild like to have friends and pilots participate. please call her if you're available to help today. mahalo

Jennifer: We'd love to record your stories and memories of Bob Johnson. Please come by 1013 Kawaiahao Street today between 3pm-6pm. The more people the better. Thanks!

Christine said...

I just checked back onto windlines after months and saw the shocking news. Bob was one of the first Hawaiian Paragliders Bill and I met when we brought our PGs back to Hawaii. I will miss him so much. I never forget the keys around his neck, his nice big smile and gentle way.
Christine