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G.Barber 04-10-2012 03:20 PM

Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
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It is with a heavy heart that I must pass some sad news on to all of the members of RCU.

Mike Buzzeo, AKA Minnflyer, passed away at his home Monday night, April 9th, 2012. While the details surrounding his unexpected death are still to be determined, his wife granted me permission to post this thread to inform all of his loyal followers of this grievous misfortune.

Minnflyer and I have been writing partners for RCU and the best of friends since January of 2009. I know that I will surely miss him, and there is a hole of un-imaginable size left in my life.

March of this year marked Mike’s 10th year with RCU, as a reviewer, moderator, and general member. I know that his advice, jokes, and sometimes off-key remarks will be missed greatly. Not only have we all lost a dear friend, but we have lost a man who was willing to share his knowledge of RC with anyone and everyone who asked.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Mike for all he did for me – he was my BEST friend, my teacher, my mentor, and a second father to me.

We’ll all miss you, Ol’ Buddy. May the winds be calm and the skies be clear wherever you are!


Though you may have read some (or all) of Minnflyer's articles and reviews, I have included a list to them in case you'd like a second look.

Articles by Mike Buzzeo (Minnfler)

Minnflyer on: A Salute to Dads
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1256[/link]

The Southern Minnesota Model Aircraft Club- Watts over Owatonna
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1275[/link]

Minnflyer on: Flutter
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1289[/link]

Minnflyer on: Fun with PVC
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1210[/link]

Minnflyer on: Takes a CLOSER look at CA Hinges!
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1180[/link]

Minnflyer on: Kit Building 101
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1196[/link]

Minnflyer's Wing Repair: Fixing a Leading Edge
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=998[/link]

Twin City Radio Controllers 33rd Annual TCRC Auction
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1092[/link]

Minnflyer on: Lets Talk Tanks
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1068[/link]


Minnflyer on: How to Build a Sanding Box.
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1059[/link]

Info By Minnflyer: Trikes vs Taildraggers
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=866[/link]

Video How to Another Look at Covering
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=726[/link]

Balancing Upside Down!
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=601[/link]


Twin City Radio Controllers 29th Annual Auction
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=489[/link]


Got Smoke?
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=455[/link]

Mike Buzzeo Soldering
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=172[/link]

Minnflyer on: How To Sheeting Repair
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=98[/link]

Minnflyer on: How to- Balancing
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=84[/link]

Minnflyer on: How to Covering
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=67[/link]

Minnflyer on: Installing CA Hinges
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=55[/link]



Reviews by Mike Buzzeo (Minnflyer)

FlyZone Focke-Wulf 190 RTF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1400[/link]

Great Planes Christen Eagle GP/EP ARF 42.5
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1383[/link]

Giant Model Products 50cc Gee Bee R-3 Fantasy Race
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1378[/link]


Great Planes Waco YMF-5D
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1366[/link]

Great Planes Escapade .61
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1345[/link]

Top Flite P-40 Warhawk
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1336[/link]

Hangar 9 Phoenix 7 Pattern 60 ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1332[/link]

FlyZone Cessna Corvalis Rx-R
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1315[/link]


Great Planes Model Distributors RealFlight G5.5
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1306[/link]

Down and Locked Retract Conversion
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1294[/link]

FlyZone Switch EP
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1288[/link]

FlyZone Select Scale Super Cub
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1282[/link]

ParkZone Sukhoi SU-26XP BNF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1276[/link]

Tactic Tactic TTX404
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1264[/link]

AeroCinema.com - totally devoted to aircraft and aerospace videos
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1278[/link]

Great Planes / Electrifly Evader EDF Jet ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1260[/link]

FlyZone Playmate
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1248[/link]

The Wings Maker Handyman EP (Pre-assembled Combo)
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1237[/link]

Traplet Publications Ltd. Futaba 10C 2.4GHZ - The User’s Guide
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1232[/link]

Great Planes Electrifly Nieuport XI ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1223[/link]

Great Planes Model Distributors RealFlight BASIC Flight Simulator
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1197[/link]

Futaba WTR 7 FASST™ Wireless Trainer System
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1203[/link]

Hangar 9 RV-8
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1178[/link]

Hangar 9 P-51D Blue Nose 60
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1174[/link]

Seagull Decathlon ARF 120
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1152[/link]

The Wings Maker DF-032 Panther EDF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1149[/link]

Great Planes Reactor Biplane .61 GP/EP
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1145[/link]

Top Flite P-47D Thunderbolt ARF

[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1134[/link]


Top Flite Cessna 182 - Skyline ARF w/Flight Report
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1118[/link]

The Wings Maker Wingman I
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1108[/link]

Cermark Lil Banchee X 3D
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1083[/link]

Top Flite AT-6 Texan 60 ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1061[/link]

AeroPerfect MU-9000X USB
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1030[/link]

Top Flite P-51D Mustang - 60 ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1025[/link]

Futuba 10C Transmitter
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1027[/link]

Great Planes Extra 330S GP/EP Sport 3D ARF 79.5
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1022[/link]

Hangar 9 Sundowner-50
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1009[/link]

FlyZone Diablo EDF Jet Trainer RTF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1004[/link]

Cox EP 380 Trainer ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=979[/link]

Green Model USA/Maxford Gee Bee Y Scale 40
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=969[/link]

Great Planes Synapse EDF RxR
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=927[/link]

Goldberg Skylark 70 ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=915[/link]

Great Planes Seawind EP ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=917[/link]

Goldberg Protege - 40/60
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=901[/link]

Propwash Video Productions Crash Action #1 DVD
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=905[/link]


Red Plane Snap Stand
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=899[/link]

Top Flite Cessna 310
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=870[/link]

Futaba 6EX w/2.4GHz FASSTSystem
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=841[/link]

Hangar 9 F-22 Raptor PTS
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=839[/link]

Hangar 9 Sopwith Camel
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=810[/link]

Hangar 9 F6F Hellcat 60 ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=773[/link]

NitroModels P-38 Lightning
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=765[/link]

Great Planes Super Skybolt ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=750[/link]

Hangar 9 P-47 D Thunderbolt 150 Razorback
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=734[/link]

Great Planes Seawind Amphibian
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=723[/link]

Seagull Edge 540 .60
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=706[/link]

Hangar 9 P-51 Mustang PTS
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=692[/link]

World Models Ultimate 120R
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=592[/link]

Skyshark RC Christian Eagle
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=573[/link]

Great Planes Giant Big Stik
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=566[/link]

Experimental Aircraft Models Zodiac XL ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=543[/link]

Vmar Extra 300L
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=512[/link]

Hangar 9 Miss America
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=444[/link]

Seagull Decathlon - .40
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=415[/link]

Goldberg Eagle 400
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=450[/link]

Modelfly Beaver on Floats
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=425[/link]

Seagull Space Walker II - 46
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=379[/link]

Hangar 9 Funtana S 3D .60-.90 ARF
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=373[/link]

Great Planes P-38 Profile
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=352[/link]

Hot Bodies Dragon 40
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=280[/link]

Model Tech Magic Extra ARF - 40
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=240[/link]

Hangar 9 46% TOC Ultimate 10-300
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=276[/link]

Eagle Tree Systems, LLC Flight Data Recorder
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=253[/link]

Evolution Engines Trainer Power System 46
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=153[/link]

Midwest Products Co. Aerobat
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=164[/link]

Lanier RC Mariner 40
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=154[/link]

Giant Scale Planes Spitfire MK2 108
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=117[/link]

Pacific Aeromodel Gee Bee
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=132[/link]

Hitec Electron 6
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=52[/link]

RCKen 04-10-2012 04:46 PM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Geoff called me this morning with this news and I still can't come to the realization that my dear friend is gone. Mike and I have been here with RCU almost from the start, and we became friends almost instantly when we met. While Mike and I had a few things that we disagreed with each other on, we both worked well together and I know I could always count on him to be there for me. The hobby has suffered a great loss with Mike's passing and I have lost a dear friend. Mike always had a great way of getting information across to people that I always admired. <div>
</div><div>I hope that wherever Mike is now he has windless days at the field and that his batteries are always charged''</div><div>
</div><div>Rest in peace my dear friend. I will miss you always!!!!</div><div>
</div><div>Ken</div>

tommygun32 04-10-2012 11:10 PM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
My deepest condolences to the RCU Team & Mike's family and friends.

Mike, you leave an amazing legacy. Rest in Peace.

TomCrump 04-11-2012 01:42 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Mike will be missed by all of us. While I never personally met him, I grew to respect his opinions on many aspects of our hobby.

You could always rely on Mike's answers to our questions. He had the experience to back up what he said. His willingness to provide information was unmatched, and he provide it in a well written, no BS manner.

My thoughts are with his family and friends.

TimBle 04-11-2012 01:54 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Sincere condolences to His family and friends. This is indeed a shock. I appreciated his posts and reviews as he always gave a very balanced view on any topic.<div>RIP</div>

bingo field 04-11-2012 02:06 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
I used to talk to him "off to the side" here on RCU, to me, he was a cornerstone for this place. I will miss his contributions, as will the staff of RCU. My condolences to his family, also.

Kaos Rulz 04-11-2012 02:36 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
What a terrible shock to hear of Mike's passing. He was always energetic and full of spirit with his batteries always fully charged. He's a long pole in this RCU tent that will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family and friends, of whom he has a lot. Mike- Rest in Peace.

pettit 04-11-2012 02:44 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
I have known Mike for many years and we always enjoyed rattling each others cages at flying events, talking about cameras, writing styles and other R/C related topics.

All I can say is that we will all miss him.

Mike, please save a place at the table for me....



BarracudaHockey 04-11-2012 03:38 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
What a tremendous loss to the community as a whole and to me as a personal friend.

Fair winds my friend.

scale only 4 me 04-11-2012 03:59 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
We all were indeed blessed to have him with us for the short time we did,,

Peace be with his Family and Friends

Red Scholefield 04-11-2012 04:18 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Sad indeed, so young. Mike will be missed by all.

Minnreefer 04-11-2012 04:20 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Mike was very helpful in getting me into this hobby, I have meet with him several times and always a great guy. He will be missed and I will never be able to look at an ultra sport without thinking of him.

Jonathan

exeter_acres 04-11-2012 04:27 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Wow...How truly sad

Prayers to family

TFF 04-11-2012 04:35 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
My condolences to his family and friends.
He will be missed.

beau0090_99 04-11-2012 04:49 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
I was shocked to here this news. I really will miss him. I last saw him at our annual auction and I wish I had spent more time talking to him, as he always had something interesting to tell me. His talents were far more varied than a lot of us thought. He was a genuine nice guy who was always willing to help people out. We need more like him.
Curtis

flyinwalenda 04-11-2012 04:56 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
RIP Mike. I never knew you but have read your articles and you gave a lot to the community. Prayers to his family as well.
Re-reading Mikes Father's Day article I assume Mike's Father is still living and if so I can only imagine how hard this will be for him to bear loosing another son.

Mustangman40 04-11-2012 05:20 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
This is truly sad news, my prayers are with his family.. I never met Mike but he has helped me any time I asked and for that I am grateful, he will be missed by many...

Mike, may the sky's be mild and open. Thank you for your unselfishness and willingness to help others, it is the truest test of a man and the purest way to show the type of person you are. R.I.P my friend..http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...msn/crying.gif

Jimbo

redbiscuits 04-11-2012 05:22 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Very sorry to hear this, Godbless him and his family.

drdoom 04-11-2012 05:27 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Their are people in the hobby and than their people who teach and enjoy the hobby. Thanks Mike for the help. You will be truly missed.

bikerbc 04-11-2012 05:30 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
I was shocked to hear this news. I thought it was some kind of sick joke at first..My prayers go out to Mikes family..RIP Mike and thanks for all your help..Mike was truly a special person who gave selflessly..I know he was close to his Dad ..I hope his Dad is okay..It must be very hard...

Meesh 04-11-2012 05:37 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Much, much too young to have passed.

My condolences to his family.

Bob

landeck 04-11-2012 05:44 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
I was shocked when I heard the news of Mike's passing. He always had a good answer and was able to explain things with both words and pictures in a way that was easy to understand. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

Mike, may you now fly with good weather all the time.

Bruce

GerKonig 04-11-2012 06:08 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Sad news indeed. My condolences to his family and friends. And I do not know if he had a big family, but I am sure he had many friends.


Gerry

Burc 04-11-2012 06:08 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
Mike was a friend and a mentor to me. I will miss him dearly. May he fly in clear blue skies and rest in peace...

JohnMcGowan 04-11-2012 06:33 AM

RE: Minnflyer (AKA Mike Buzzeo) has unexpectedly passed away
 
How sad to hear this. May God give him and his family peace and security during this time of his passing.
John


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