Another lifetime airboater has passed on...

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Another lifetime airboater has passed on...

Post by rick » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:14 am

Found out that JC Stanley had a heart attack & passed away yesterday.

JC had been building aircraft engines in Central Florida for many years and was a wealth of knowledge...probably knew more about Continental engines than anyone. He built me an AV 170 for my first airboat 30 years ago.

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Prayers to his family.

R.I.P. JC, you're gonna be missed.

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Post by shakyrick » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:24 am

Prayers go out to the Stanley family got the bad news last night

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Post by bentonquick » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:25 am

REST IN PEACE! :old_glory: :rebel:

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Post by Bad2Bone » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:29 am

Our hearts and prayers are with the Stanley family.
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Post by scrambletown » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:36 am

wow RICK,
sorry to hear that I have a 520 he built for me.
still going strong after 10 years,
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Post by swampdragon » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:36 am

Prayers sent to the family.

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Post by AirHog » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:58 am

Hard to believe..... I was over at his place just a few weeks ago getting parts.

He was going fishing..... And looked OK to me. Guess you never know.

Prayers go out to Ben and the Stanley family.....

JC changed air boating and made it possible for many....

RIP....JC

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Post by Olf Art » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:06 pm

So sorry to hear this. We always wish that quality people would be with us for years longer than we were given with them. Prayers sent for the family. RIP J.C.
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Post by gobblerD » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:15 pm

Man, Sorry to hear this. Prayers for his family.

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Post by Champ18ft » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:28 pm

Sorry to hear RIP JC :salute:
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Post by Stossel Boats » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:35 pm

he was always friendly
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Post by BUSHHOG85 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:57 pm

prayers sent he will be missed. :rebel:
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Post by bonecollector » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:25 pm

Sad news he was a great guy I bought his 8 cyl panther years ago and had a few engines built he was always glad to help. R.I.P. JC
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Post by Sniper » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:32 am

Wow I hate to hear that, for as long as I have been around Airboat I have all ways heard he was the man to go to if you wanted a Continental engine built, the Airboating community has truly lost a good man RIP
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Post by Dirty » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:39 am

Prayers to the Stanley Family!
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Post by budman6023 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:18 am

Sorry to here that J C left us he will be missed . He was a good man . Me and him used to do some heads up racing togeather sometimes I would win sometimes he would but we always shaked hands . going to miss him

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Post by Eric Kimmel » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:23 am

Prayers

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Post by John C » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:36 am

prayers sent to the family. May he rest in Peace

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Post by Hambone79 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:49 am

Prayers sent to family ....RIP

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Post by peaceriverJF » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:37 am

Prayers sent. Jeff Sherry and Wednesday.
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Post by glades cat » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:57 am

Prayers for the family.
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Post by Stuffer Steve » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:54 pm

Prayers sent to the Stanley family. RIP JC
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Post by southernman13 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:58 pm

Sad day fosho prayers sent. He'd been at it for a long long time. Never really knew him but knew of him and met him back in the 70's. Was very well thought of RIP JC

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Re: Another lifetime airboater has passed on...

Post by catblaster » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:50 am

J.C. and I went to apprenticeship school at LU 803 back in the early 70's ...remember him well RIP JC

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Re: Another lifetime airboater has passed on...

Post by Joe863 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:08 pm

R.I.P JC

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