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#1 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:03 AM

Just a quick note to welcome back Bill Brummond.
I got an email from him this morning letting me know he is now back working on "Las Vegas" the show he took his fall on.

It was nearly two years ago, and hundreds of hours of rehab and truck loads of dedication later he is flying the rig full time again.

Congrats and bravo to you Bill.
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#2 Fred Davis

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:53 AM

Just a quick note to welcome back Bill Brummond.
I got an email from him this morning letting me know he is now back working on "Las Vegas" the show he took his fall on.

It was nearly two years ago, and hundreds of hours of rehab and truck loads of dedication later he is flying the rig full time again.

Congrats and bravo to you Bill.

Glad to hear he's rehabbed (sic) to the point he's working. BRAVO!

Edited by Fred Davis, 09 May 2007 - 11:54 AM.

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#3 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:01 PM

Bill,

Way to go. You are an inspiration to us all.
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#4 Bud Kremp S.O.C.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:12 PM

Shit yeah Bill!!! Welcome Back!!!

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#5 WillArnot

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:54 AM

Bill, I don't know you, but that is an exceptional achievement. I am very glad to hear you are flying full time again, and I look forward to shaking your hand. As Alec said, you have given much inspiration in your dedication and perseverance.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:39 PM

Hi Bill,

I don't know you nor do I play you on TV.

But I wish you all the best!

God Speed!!!
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#7 PeterAbraham

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 07:59 PM

As one might expect, I have a terrific feeling about Bill's remarkable effort. Bill, after all of these years I am So glad we got to meet and I'm quite grateful you spent the time and effort up at Arrowhead Lake lending your thoughts and guidance to the students.

The drive we feel is frequently difficult to articulate sometimes. It's huge- this craft, this art, this addiction, passion, career, what-have-you. Being a part of it is a rare gift, and I for one am happy that Bill is stepping back into the flow of things, bringing considerable skills with him.

Fly long.

Best to all,

Peter Abraham
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#8 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:13 AM

Congrats Bill!

We should take his accident as a reminder that SAFETY should come FIRST.
Every time and Anywhere.

After all it's just a movie.

Jens
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#9 MarkKaravite

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:34 AM

Hey Bill,

A wise man once said, "A Hard Man is Good to Find". Actually, I saw it on a pillow, but it applies here. As an operator who has had 2 seperate 1 year injury hiatus in my 20 years of operating, I feel your pain (literally).

What I think you will find, is that the rehab & training habits you endured to get back to this point will actually benefit you as your career progresses (a nice way of saying, as you get older). Chris Chelios of the Red Wings is playing playoff hockey at 45, and looking like a 25 year old. This is not because of good genes, it's because of hard work & training. If we stay in shape, there is no reason that we can't operate into our 50's.

Injuries tend to nag us over the years, but that nagging is a great reminder to get your ass into the gym and become stronger. I destroyed my right knee 13 years ago, and to this day I can feel it. It only nags if I haven't worked out in a couple days. Pain is a great motivator, and I don't think my legs would be nearly as strong as they are today if I hadn't blown out my knee.

You don't know what you have until someone take's it away. While I was on crutches for 7 weeks, I would have dreams I was operating, only to wake up not able to walk. We have the best job on the set, and you should be proud to have made it through your ordeal. How cool is it that your back on the same gig as before?

Way to go!

Mark Karavite
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#10 Charles Papert

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 12:52 PM

Bill is one of the "silent legends" of this business--for years he's been quietly turning out world-class shots without much fanfare. I've been a fan since I had to follow his footsteps on various shows that he had done the pilot for and realized I had to step up or else! Really, really glad that he is back in the saddle and making it happen. Congrats Bill!
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