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  • It is with very great sadness that I relate the following information.

    One of the earliest members of the New Wings family, Robert (Michael) "ChiefRedCloud" Smith took his "final flight" on April 8, 2018 at the age of 71.

    I remember Chief very fondly from my very first days in Rise of Flight and New Wings. He always had a kind word to say to (or about) everyone, and was always a calming voice of reason and wisdom, in the game, in Teamspeak, and in all the forums he participated in. With New Wings, he was the fellow who did much of the graphics work and news postings on our site, and he always enjoyed chatting with community members and posting videos of the various events the community was involved in.

    I had the honor and pleasure of chatting with Chief numerous times over the years, and I honestly cannot think of a kinder, gentler person than he.

    He will be very sorely missed at New Wings, and without a doubt, in all of the communities he was a part of. On behalf of myself and New Wings, my sincerest condolences go out to his wife, family, and friends.

    Farewell, Godspeed, Fair skies and tail winds, Chief.

    4 ~S!~

    PS> Here's a link to the ATAG forum where more details can be read --> ATAG Forum

    PPS> Thx to ArthurSmedley for giving me a head's up on the situation -- while very sad, it's also very much appreciated -- Thanks.

  • This is very sad indeed!

    I have very fond memories of ChiefRedCloud on the ROF forums when I was first starting out. He always had something encouraging to post. I remember one time when I had written my first "how-to" thread and some trolls were trying to drag it down, he private messaged me. "Don't let them rattle you. Keep it up," he said. I'll never forget him for that.

    Salute and blue skies Chief! You will be missed!
    - Hotlead

  • I have been away from the RoF community for a few years now. I thought to wander over, and was saddened by this. Chief and I had some great talks offline, online in game, and on the old forum. What a great, wonderful, unselfish gentleman he was.

    God speed and blue skies Chief!


  • Hi, Dixieflyer,

    Chief was one of the gentle souls in the RoF community. I witnessed his calming abilities around the forums on numerous occasions. Yes, he has been and will continue to be missed around these parts.


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