I'just read about in the Liverpool Airport-General Aviation section about Martin Keen,RIP,it states he passed away last Tuesday last,I knew Martin very well through me working at the airport,my condolences go out to his family,he will be sadly missed. Frank.
Was told about this the other day. Couldn’t say nothing due to being close friends of the family an respected their wishes of not saying. Martin spent a lot of time with my family, especially my grandad as he took him to the football matches. He gave me my first job in LFS/Keenair after being there since I was 5 years old. I have had many flights with him over the years and last seen him at Cosford with his beloved Auster. Him and my dad had the share together in G-AXGP and for that I thank him for the memories because my dad would never of flew as much or with me as much as we got to.
I will always remember the very first flight he took me on. G-LFSC outbound LPL to Anglesey. We flew to Mona with my dad in the left hand seat and my grandad with me in the back. It was a lovely day going for breakfast, nice flight there until we got over the threshold and Martin decided to stall the plane on landing which made it a very heavy one. We all had a laugh about it (even as a kid I learnt most stuff to do with aviation fast). He took me on a round trip to Old Warden and back in G-BRUJ along with G-BBRV, G-AXGP, G-ASHS and G-BBBO for a fly-in weekend, this was one weekend non of us will ever forget singing Auld Lang Syne in the middle of the bar in the middle of the summer. Fun times!
For those of you who knew Martin, will know he was such a caring, nice, down to earth guy who would always love to talk about flying, football and old times.
He will be sorely missed in the airport but along with Jim, his legend will live on.
I heard the very sad news about Martin from a fellow aviator who , like me gained my PPL at LFS , as you all know Martin was a highly experienced aviator and I think that the vintage aircraft that he flew were the true joy to him although any type of flying gave him great pleasure . I was involved in the Argus and the Chipmunk with him along with other group members. I recently had the pleasure of having a couple of “jollies” with him in the Auster and the Maule as well as the Boxing Day formation flight last year . My sincere condolences to Janet , Thomas and the Keen family at this very sad time , RIP Martin