Today good, tomorrow better
Tuesday 10 September - 13:59h | News & Press updates
… he was the first to witness a fire starting in the cockpit. Showing high reactivity, he took immediately measures to stop the fire, managed troubleshooting to the damaged material, allowing the crew to fulfill its mission. At the same time - thanks to his professional appearance - he mastered the panic of some passengers…
Do the right thing…
… and task responsibly
Airborne all over the world
And finally… the EATC was lucky to employ this very industrious and experienced person, who has been acting so often as a role model on reliability when it comes to the test: Whether recognizing solely a metal object in a tyre, he showed composure and managed to stop the aircraft, which was already about to lift-off, thus avoiding an accident. Or while a mission over Sarajevo in 1994, where his aircraft was hit by small arms fire – and where he assisted with great professionalism his captain, thus maintaining the humanitarian airlift and return to the unit safely. Whether it is his specifically rigor and remarkable readiness ensuring the evacuation of nationals in a hostile environment at the "Antelope"- operation in 1997 at Gabon or any other combat missions he joined at Central African Republic, the Congo or Afghanistan… he still remained a reliable but humble person with a dedicating attitude - and 7,000 flying hours on his back.
A steady pioneer
Mine is simply easy: Today good, tomorrow better!”
Words: Norbert Thomas
Pictures: Andre Auffret, EATC
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