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Old 09-06-2020, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My next look at 1:400 brands covers one of the smallest - Black Box:

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Old 09-06-2020, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Air California N464GB and the PSA.
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I have the 4 B737's.
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As stated in the article, Ed Odum was the founder of Black Box Models. However his full time job was being a captain for Southwest. He lived not to far from me here in Orlando. One night he was operating a razor scooter in front of his home with his kids and as a car approached he moved over to make room but he sideswiped a parked vehicle, he fell and hit his head. He got up and continued on. One hour later while standing in his kitchen he dropped dead. This was in 2004. I attended his funeral and it was a strange sight seeing dozens of SW pilots and flight attendants in uniform at a church. He was well liked and left behind a wife and 2 young children.
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As stated in the article, Ed Odum was the founder of Black Box Models. However his full time job was being a captain for Southwest. He lived not to far from me here in Orlando. One night he was operating a razor scooter in front of his home with his kids and as a car approached he moved over to make room but he sideswiped a parked vehicle, he fell and hit his head. He got up and continued on. One hour later while standing in his kitchen he dropped dead. This was in 2004. I attended his funeral and it was a strange sight seeing dozens of SW pilots and flight attendants in uniform at a church. He was well liked and left behind a wife and 2 young children.
I was unaware of this and am very sorry to hear it. If it's ok I will update the piece with your text.
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I see no problem..
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As stated in the article, Ed Odum was the founder of Black Box Models. However his full time job was being a captain for Southwest. He lived not to far from me here in Orlando. One night he was operating a razor scooter in front of his home with his kids and as a car approached he moved over to make room but he sideswiped a parked vehicle, he fell and hit his head. He got up and continued on. One hour later while standing in his kitchen he dropped dead. This was in 2004. I attended his funeral and it was a strange sight seeing dozens of SW pilots and flight attendants in uniform at a church. He was well liked and left behind a wife and 2 young children.
Damn that's a tragic story.
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As stated in the article, Ed Odum was the founder of Black Box Models. However his full time job was being a captain for Southwest. He lived not to far from me here in Orlando. One night he was operating a razor scooter in front of his home with his kids and as a car approached he moved over to make room but he sideswiped a parked vehicle, he fell and hit his head. He got up and continued on. One hour later while standing in his kitchen he dropped dead. This was in 2004. I attended his funeral and it was a strange sight seeing dozens of SW pilots and flight attendants in uniform at a church. He was well liked and left behind a wife and 2 young children.
Wow, that's incredibly bad luck.

I must admit I did assume Black Box was just an offshoot of Gemini to get round licensing or something, didn't realise it was a seperate business. And it's taken til now to twig the orange coloured boxes too.

Suffice to say, I only have one of these in my collection, the BA/Braniff Concorde.
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As stated in the article, Ed Odum was the founder of Black Box Models. However his full time job was being a captain for Southwest. He lived not to far from me here in Orlando. One night he was operating a razor scooter in front of his home with his kids and as a car approached he moved over to make room but he sideswiped a parked vehicle, he fell and hit his head. He got up and continued on. One hour later while standing in his kitchen he dropped dead. This was in 2004. I attended his funeral and it was a strange sight seeing dozens of SW pilots and flight attendants in uniform at a church. He was well liked and left behind a wife and 2 young children.
Thanks for writing that!! He was well liked, and visited my home in Seattle many times. He enjoyed my wife's cooking! I hope he is resting in peace!
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Forgot he passed away so long ago.
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As stated in the article, Ed Odum was the founder of Black Box Models. However his full time job was being a captain for Southwest. He lived not to far from me here in Orlando. One night he was operating a razor scooter in front of his home with his kids and as a car approached he moved over to make room but he sideswiped a parked vehicle, he fell and hit his head. He got up and continued on. One hour later while standing in his kitchen he dropped dead. This was in 2004. I attended his funeral and it was a strange sight seeing dozens of SW pilots and flight attendants in uniform at a church. He was well liked and left behind a wife and 2 young children.
A sad story indeed. Thanks for sharing.
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