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George Johnson

 

 

Unfortunately, my friend George Johnson is not here to welcome you to the AMCv.  There is no easy way to say this.  George passed away just before Christmas, 2016.  He was buried at Ft. Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma.  He was 77.  He was a good man, a good neighbor, and a good friend. 

Captain George Johnson, AMC0002, was one of three AMCv Founders.  His contribution to the AMCv was immeasurable. He had an analytical sense of what was good, and bad, about most things.  And, if you got his opinion on something, you knew two things: it was what he believed, and it was not going to change.  I depended on his depth of simulator knowledge, and his analytical mind to clarify my own thoughts on how this website should be designed. 

He looked forward to logging his first flight on the website.  Every time I saw him, he would ask about my progress, and I would give him an update.  When I finally had the website functional, I set him up with an account.  But by then, George was very ill, and not able to fly. 

George was an aviator at heart.  He had flown Microsoft Flight Simulator since the first version; and he had flown most of the simulators that predated FS.  He also flew radio controlled airplanes for a number of years. 

George served his country as a C-130 loadmaster in the Air Force, and he finished his military career in the U.S. Army. 

He shared some amazing stories with me about his experiences on C-130s. 

He loved flying his C-130J, and his C-17 Globemaster III, but his favorite aircraft was his 737.  George religiously flew a 737 for almost 17 years. 

I will miss our visits on his front porch. 

 

Best Regards,

Monty Roberts