Hard to even comprehend I'm writing this, but the sad reality is two days ago we've lost Eric, who has been my instructor, in a tragic accident.

He was an amazing instructor, always patient, knowledgable and positive. Always available for good advice or just to have a drink and chat.

My heart goes out to his family and friends. He'll be missed by a lot of people, including me.

Eric and myself in front of OO-G83, after my first solo-flight, August 14, 2019 at EBZH
Eric and myself after my first solo-flight in OO-G83, August 14, 2019 at EBZH

The accident itself, is said to be a Stall-Spin shortly after a go-around. At low altitude Eric seemed to have lost control - for some reason - of his bright yellow Colibri F-PAMD.

When flying, he often reminded me of something that applies not only to flying:

Relax ... and don't forget to enjoy