And while airplanes were his passion, the people involved with aviation were special to him. “It’s just a neat neighborhood. The people you meet are for the most part great, great people. As long as they see that you have a genuine passion for what you’re doing they’ll do anything they can to feed that passion because they suffer from the same malady and unfortunately we’re not looking for a cure. I’m looking for a cure for something else, but not for that,” Hansen said. Despite a valiant battle, unfortunately there was no cure for his cancer.