Marty at AirVenture 2009.For many years Marty was my
I met Marty in 1970 through a mutual friend while attending a well known electronics school in
. Marty married his loving wife Kathie
and remained in Chicago .
Although I moved away from Chicago ,
we keep in touch over the years. During the mid 80’s, we began to share our
mutual aviation interest … and attended the EAA air show at Chicago . This began, what turned out to be, a
much looked forward to annual pilgrimage to Oshkosh to attend AirVenture. Oshkosh
Marty admiring the wonderful crafstsmanship that went into this bird. After the show, we discovered this Skyraider won the grand champion award.
Marty was raised on a farm in
When at Oshkosh, even a rainy day couldn't keep the smile off Marty's face.
Marty looked forward to every new DOG Aviation Blog posting so he could closely follow the progress of the RV-12 project and as he so eloquently said, “live vicariously through me”. I was ever so hopeful Marty would be able to contribute to the building of the DOG Aviation RV-12 … setting a rivet, drilling a hole … anything. Sadly, that was not to be because travel quickly became difficult, then unfeasible and lastly impossible.
Marty Dippel 1951-2015 We will miss you Marty.