November 19, 2010

Rest in Peace (Markham, ON)


Aziz was the pilot of this plane; the picture was taken a few months ago. The 26-year-old flight instructor died last night in a crash that also killed two Seneca College students. Pictured below; Aziz (center) monitoring students in a flight simulator. Having spent some time with instructors and students of Seneca's flight program both on ground and in the air, I can say they were professional and very meticulous. This tragic event should not eclipse the thousands of flights over many years where nothing went wrong.

Globe and Mail report

Toronto Star report

Lets hope the program - the only public college offering it in Canada - will recover. I would not hesitate a second if asked to fly with them again.

May Aziz, Cynthia and Lloyd - unfortunate casualties of one of man's greatest invention - rest in peace.

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