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  • Neptunus Lex

    Posted by Jonathan on March 7th, 2012 (All posts by )

    Carroll LeFon, who blogged under the pseudonym Neptunus Lex, was killed in a plane crash.

    David Foster first told me about Lex and I have read Lex’s blog on and off for years. He was one of the best bloggers and was obviously a first-class person in many ways, as well as being a highly talented writer. My sympathies to his family. Alav hashalom.

     

    7 Responses to “Neptunus Lex”

    1. Jason Says:

      I’ve been reading Capt LeFon’s blog since 2004-2005. I’m a strange twist it’s how I found Chicagoboyz. On another note, he was an inspiration to me to finally go out and get my commercial pilot’s license.

    2. Bill Brandt Says:

      More on him & the accident:

      http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/capt-carroll-lefon-neptunus-lex-killed-in-crash/

      He had over 4,000 hours in Naval aviation – primarily the F18.

      He was a top pilot IMHO.

      He was killed flying an F-21 Israili-built Kfir single-seat fighter at NAS Fallon at around 0915 yesterday morning.

      I am wondering if he was a civilian contractor for the TopGun program, which moved to Fallon from NAS Miramar (in San Diego)?

    3. Jason Says:

      He was flying Kfir N404AX for ATAC: http://www.atacusa.com/
      As was working for the Top Gun school at Fallon.

    4. Anonymous Says:

      This is terrible news.

      Out of all Lex’s wonderful posts, one of my favorites…and one that is particularly appropriate for this day…is this personalized and hyperlinked version of Tennyson’s Ulysses, which he created to mark his retirement from the Navy.

    5. david foster Says:

      Anonymous, just above, was me.

    6. Jonathan Says:

      Terrible news in a terrible week.

    7. Lexington Green Says:

      Rest in peace.