Costas Sivyllis Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Costas Sivyllis Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Costas Sivyllis.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
There aren’t many people that you meet who completely change your life, but Costas Sivyllis was one of them for me. His smile was contagious. His attitude was infectious. And his passion and work ethic were inspiring in every sense of the word. He made it cool to do the right thing the right way for the right reason and individually helped more people in this industry than anyone else I know.
The Friday nights at the tree. The golf cart rides around the creek to the cemetery or “bridge of no hope.” The evenings in his living room watching the Patriots. The yearly Sun N Fun airshows under Justin’s 182’s wing. The lunches at hooters. The dinners at hijackers. And the countless times seeing him on campus were amazing, but one memory with Costas really stands out to me as the best.
One afternoon I took him flying for the first time in my family’s Beechcraft Sierra. As we were fueling the airplane he told me about this amazing woman, Lindsey who he had just started dating, and how she was different than any other girl he’d dated. (And let me tell you what. LindseyWAS different than any other woman in the world.) We took to the skies, and the smile never left Costas’ face as we cruised around the coast of Florida, admiring the intracoastal and blue waters of the ocean as he flew through the steep turns and stalls that he missed doing so much.
Then it was time for landing. Now the Sierra was an absolute pain in the neck to land. It took me about 6 months to finally get consistent at landing it somewhat softly, and none of my other friends really ever came close to learning how to land it smoothly, but sure enough Costas came in on the approach, and after not flying anything smaller than a 757 in God knows how long… absolutely greased it.
“Beginner’s luck,” I thought to myself. He took it around the pattern once more. Greased it again.
“You mind if I do one more to reset my currency?” he asked.
“Be my guest,” I said, almost frustrated with how well he was doing.
Greased it AGAIN.
Costas was probably the most naturally gifted pilot I have ever had the privilege of flying with. When he put on his seatbelt, he strapped the airplane to himself and told it exactly what he wanted it to do in a way not many people can.
I owe so much in my life and career to him, and don’t know if I ever really had the chance to formally tell him what he meant to me. He bought me dinner after being hired at Riddle, brought over drinks when I passed my PSA interview, sat with my family during my college graduation. I cannot imagine future major life events because he was always one of the first person I called to share good news.
He was an incredible man. An incredible pilot. An incredible mentor. And an incredible friend.
Devastating news this morning. Costas Sivyllis was the biggest advocate for pilots and careers in aviation I’ve ever met. My deepest condolences and prayers are with the Sivyllis and Vogelaar families and everyone who knew and loved them.
Devastating news this morning. Costas Sivyllis was the biggest advocate for pilots and careers in aviation I’ve ever met. My deepest condolences and prayers are with the Sivyllis and Vogelaar families and everyone who knew and loved them. https://t.co/7PQ8ZvZZGz @ERAU_Alumni
— Alicia Smyth (@alicia_smyth_) October 6, 2020
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.