it is what it is.

Monday, May 21, 2007


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Anonymous Madison C said...

As an artist who is learning to fly [ Citabria, all hrs been tailwheel ] and whose parents met via National Geographic, your trip looks ideal!!

Recommended reading; " Escape From Lucania" featuring Brad Washburn and Bob Bates.

Best with the flying, beautiful pictures, etc...

fyi found this blog when another friend emailed the link.

4:05 PM

Blogger Carol said...

Absolutly breathtaking photos Shaun. I enjoyed looking at every one of them.

11:00 AM

Blogger Alex said...

Hey Shaun,

I'm an 18-year-old kid from Long Island, fresh out of High School with my Private certificate and a love of photography.

I've been kind of aimless when it comes to thinking about what I want to do with my life. I found your website, and my friend, judging by your pictures you are living exactly how I'd like to be.

If you've got the time, drop me a line. I'd love to be able to ask some questions as far as how you got to where you're at.

alex.berberich at

Thanks for any time you can spare, and keep the pictures coming - I'm a Long Island native and the closest thing we've got to a mountain is a hill about 450 MSL.


9:24 AM

Anonymous Nathalie said...

Magnifique !
I fly a SuperCub (amphib & wheel/skis) and I found all those magnificent pictures of cubs in Alaska just breathtaking. Please continue to publish them. I'll have to update my site, to show northern Quebec, which is not as dramatic landscape, but very wild and remote. And nice Atlantic salmon, too.
Nat, Montreal

8:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaun: Your pictures are outstanding! I'm rebuilding a Fairchild F-24 that I want to use for back country flying in my spare time and I've spent some time flying in some remote regions of Africa, but I've never seen anyone capture the mix of outstanding scenery and fun flying like you have. Blue skies & tailwinds!

Brad D.

5:51 PM

Blogger David said...

We love your pictures to Alaska!
We have been try 3 times and wished we could spend the whole summer up there. My husband started his flying lessons in June, a dream of his since high school. Now at 41 his finally doing it and loving it.
He would love to fly to Alaska from Mi some day.
Thanks for sharing your pictures!!
The Hansen Family

2:18 PM

Blogger polly said...

Hey nice photos. We have the same hobbies. I just flew in a rv6 up the coast from socal to Washington state. Check out my arial photos at

Thanks for posting your photos. I really enjoyed to see them.

12:33 PM

Blogger Lisa Miller said...

I love your pictures! You really capture the beauty of Alaska. It almost makes me want to move back...almost.

Keep flying and taking your amazing pictures.

I look forward to your book. :)

4:23 PM

Blogger Grant said...

Godspeed Shaun, Godspeed

6:08 PM

Blogger Hire Intelligence said...

May you always fly with the joy of the afterlife.

8:11 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you rest in peace Shaun. We'll see you soon in heaven.

9:12 PM

Blogger Ishmael said...

June 7, 2008... Rest in Peace.

Friday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. (ADT), Alaska State Troopers in Bethel were notified a Piper Super Cub aircraft had crashed approximately 17.3 miles south of the village of Quinhagak, near Jack Smiths Bay.

Troopers arrived on the scene around 10:00 p.m. and confirmed the pilot of the downed aircraft had died.

Representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and FAA are scheduled to arrive in Bethel this afternoon before traveling to the crash site to investigate the cause of the crash.

The victim of the crash is identified as Shaun Lunt, 33, of Loma Linda, California. Lunt was flying one of two Piper Super Cubs traveling together at the time of the crash. The pilot of the other Super Cub, identified as Lon “Loni” Habersetzer of Washington, had successfully landed in the area at the time the crash was reported, but then disappeared.

The two did not file a flight plan, but bought fuel in Dillingham before flying north to where the crash occurred. Their intended destination remains unknown.

9:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaun "a.k.a. #2"
I'll always remember our fun trips and weekends autocrossing. Thank you for sharing your passion for adventure with us all. Its hard to say goodbye, so until we meet again in heaven... I love you man. #1.5

11:43 PM

Blogger Hey Eng said...

I am so sorry to hear of Shaun's passing. He truly had a passion for life and flying. He will be missed.

Fly West Good Man...RIP

4:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Re. to Shaun: The death of Shaun is a great tragedy and he’ll be dearly missed. My heart and prayers reach out to his family and friends, My deepest condolence goes out to you for your loss. I did not know him, but did know of him and all that was mentioned was with the utmost respect and adoration for his character and accomplishments. Shaun: May your soul rest in peace and your spirit forever soar free on the wing of you piper chariot like many times you did hear on Earth. In Re. to Loni: My brother; I wish you strength and courage at the time of the loss of your beloved friend. Please continue to touch those around you with the spectacular craft that you’ve mastered, and continue on with a conscience light of sadness and free of guilt. Shaun was lucky to have a friend like you who had enough consideration to be a great teacher and show enough care to be there until the end. You’ve paid your respect simply by standing with him and I’m sure it was an honor for Shaun to have flown by your side. My deepest condolence goes out to you for your loss.

In Re. to the Assoc. Press/Authorities: What a botch job! I won’t even say thank you for correcting your reports and articles because you’re the ones who bunged them up in the first place. If you truly wish to do your nation a service, get all the facts straight before you plunge to a misconstrued scenario, falsely contrived with absent and incomplete information. Then, do what’s easiest: Report the truth. Loni called 911, he reported the crash immediately. He is a professional; he is an “Extreme Pilot”: This is why his airplane was landed while Trooper craft left the scene and pilot did not possess the skill to neither land on the terrain nor confront the weather conditions. Loni stayed for hours, helpless to contain the massive blaze and without the equipment to salvage the wreckage, while authorities took leisurely time to return. Yet, had the audacity to imply a malicious abandonment or some kind of guilt-ridden retreat. Is the obvious not so clear? Extreme Flying is not without its gravest of consequences, nor is it for the faint of heart. It is a dangerous and risky sport. And, all who involve themselves are required to head the powers of Mother Nature and all her glory.However, humans have been blessed with a number of opportunities, among these choice, freedom and pleasure. Give Shaun credit for being a successful human: Don’t paint him a victim. He chose to embrace extreme flying as his sport. He was fortunate enough to be one of the lucky few who had the freedom to engage in such an art. And within this skill, he got to experience an insurmountable pleasure. He had the honor of passing from one great plain to another in an instant, with a most respected and esteemed friend right by his side. When you are able to accomplish such a feat in your life, tell me: Who then has the right to misspeak on your behalf?

10:48 PM

Blogger Justin said...

R.I.P. Sean.

10:39 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a pleasure having the opportunity to meet you! Godspeed and R.I.P.

Redlands CA

3:56 PM

Blogger I have an idea... said...

This morning I was skimming through our local newspaper when something caught my eye in a small article. Shaun Lunt. Killed in plane crash. I knew Shaun only from his photos and a single email, but I mourn his too-soon passing.

"Best time spent in Alaska? Time spent with God. He is Good. And the best things in life pale in comparison." Shaun Lunt, died June 6, 2008 in Alaska.

5:46 PM

Anonymous Ron said...

Shaun, you were not here nearly long enough, but you have touched so many in time that you were! You are going to be missed so much. I just cannot believe that you are gone. I look forward to one day walking on those streets of gold with you!!


5:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

People...please read down below before you post

Shaun was killed this past weekend in Alaska flying his airplane

RIP my friend Shaun Lunt

7:19 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an amazing person! He truly reflected God back to everyone around him. If only half of us did this think of how much better the world would be. He has passed that torch... its our job to honor him by honoring God as he did by helping others and being there with a contagious smile.

10:18 PM

Blogger doctorbarefoot said...

I knew Shaun through the medical community in Loma LInda. During my time as a third and fourth year medical student, Shaun was kind enough to take time to talk about his hobbies and life outside of medicine. If anyone from Shaun's family reads this, please know that your son was a kind and generous person in his work at the VA hospital. He was very well liked and appreciated, and I would like to say my deep thanks for his example of quiet reverence and respect.

11:18 PM

Anonymous Cassy Simpson said...

RIP Shaun.

My Nana Sherry and Grandpa Freeman will take care of you. We love and will miss you. Our thougts and prayers are with you and the family.

Cassy, Jeremy, Lisa, George & Kaila

10:10 PM

Anonymous Laura said...

Dear Lunt Family,

My heart pours out to you. From one mother to another, your son is your world. I was impressed and touched with what Sean wrote about a picture of you on mothers day. 'She's still got it!'. I hope my son thinks just as well of me some day (he's only 10 months); and that I look just as good! Heaven will be a very happy reunion. Praying for God to give you all enough strength to face the days ahead. My family has shed many tears this week and will never be the same through his influence & friendship.

Laura R

11:13 PM

Anonymous Rud Venter said...

As a keen nature photographer and bush-pilot (Africa) Shaun has been a great inspiration and motivation to me.

He will be missed by me, but his photos and adventures will always live in my memory.

One day soon I hope to fly in Alaska and I will be thinking of him when I do.

Fly high Shaun !


5:09 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was lucky enough to follow his Alaska trip last year. With his wonderful photography I felt as I were there, and was looking forward to his next. He is a great talent that will be missed.


11:44 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace in heaven!

3:54 PM

Blogger down-under Diaz said...

My heart is heavy. Thanks for reminding me how to live my life

12:56 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss you so much, son! It's been a little over 2 1/2 years since you left this world so unexpectedly. Barely an hour goes by without me thinking or being reminded of you in some way.

Thanks for the memories.


1:48 PM

Anonymous Dan said...

Our son flies the same plane (Super Cub) in Alaska as a Wildlife Trooper. We shared many happy times flying together and did a cross country trip from SC to WA and back across the Canadian Rockies one summer in our Cessna 172. Reading through these blogs, I can only imagine your heartache, but it has stoked a fire in my heart to live my life for God. Shaun continues to impact people for eternity which is forever. Your loss is only Heaven's gain.

5:36 PM

Blogger HondoTX said...

When I was returning from Deadhorse (Jun 2011) I was somewhere west of Tok when I saw what could have been a Super Cub with Micky Mouse tires rolling toward The Highway from the left. As I approached I expected it to stop but it just pulled in front of me, turned left, and it was balls-to-the-wall and he was gone. I immediatly thought of you and Shaun. Good Luck - Dave

4:06 PM


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