Mar 18, 2023

Vale John Chapman Saturday 18th March 2023


Its with great sadness to hear on the passing on John Chapman, in the United Kingdom today, Saturday 18th March 2023. John was an avid aviation enthusiast travelling the world extensively over decades in pursuit of chasing airliners & military aircraft, noting their serials & registration details. 

John had & visited many aviation museums worldwide & was a current member of the Aircraft Enthusiasts Group of Western Australia spanning 30 years. 

I had the opportunity on travelling with John on many overseas spotting trips, & he was always very prepared & well organised, spotting from dawn to dusk on many occasions. 

John was also an author having co-written Warbirds Worldwide Directory with Geoff Goodall in 1989, John was also an excellent aviation photographer with his decades of experience.

Photo 'above' shows AEGWA members Richard Siudak, Duncan Watkinson, Stuart McCarthy, Greg Wood, Merv Prime & John Chapman at Royal Aero Club West Australia, October 2011 enjoying lunch prior to Stuart re-locating to Tasmania on 11th November 2011.

Sadly the world has now lost another true gentleman 'Rest in Peace' & thank you for many treasurable memories, sincere sympathies to your family.

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