I was very sorry to hear that Norman had passed away last week. I bumped into him 3 years ago today, when he arrived at Turweston shortly after me and went haring off to LX Avionics to discuss his broken radio.
Apparently he'd phoned Chris in the tower to advise his non-radio arrival and was in a desperate rush to fix the issue so he could fly out the same day to resume his round the world trip, crossing Russia with Ketch.
Anyone who can wrestle an MTO for 20,000 miles deserve immense respect.
That's me standing next to ROXY in the pic, while Norman was doing his roadrunner impression to LX.