Alive In Pictures
I have to admit that I haven’t been
aware of the great story of this globe in the background of our picture.
Thanks for sharing this story. I now judge this picture and the background
piece of art as much more valuable!
Best regards and all the best!
Thank you Geoffrey, what a great story.
Thanks for sharing this prestigious background information. Will respectfully
keep this in mind.
Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG)
Geoffrey Arend picking up on our new board
and pointing out the historic significance of the background. Challenge
Thank you Geoffrey Arend for pointing out
the historic detail about our group picture!
Belongs To The Ages
Oh, this is heartbreaking. Geoffrey, you
and I have spoken many times about that TIACA meeting in London, as well
as my general regard for Chris.
He was a lovely man as eager to discuss
rare books as air cargo. He had no transactional reason to be as generous
with his time as he was but my being a Beatles fan, I wanted every detail
he could recall of John Lennon’s famous appearance at Foyle’s
and from there we bonded.
A consummate gentleman of unusual grace.
This world feels less interesting already for his absence.
Michael Webber, Webber Air Cargo
have very fond memories of working for Chris Foyle back in the late
80's and 90's. He called me one evening and asked if I could be
at his office at 3am the next morning and if I could, all would
be explained when I got there. "oh and pack a suitcase"
3am the next day I had a short meeting
with Chris, then he handed me a bag of $$ and told me the taxi was
downstairs waiting to take me to LHR so I could to catch a commercial
over to VIE. That day started a long relationship for me and the
AN124 and off I went on the first of many long haul trips.
Not only did he introduce me to the
delights of the AN124, IL76, AN22 etc, I was his Ops Supervisor
during the start up phase of easyJet, Airworld, Air Scandic, Sabre
He was incredibly supportive towards
me when I resigned from Air Foyle after the loss of my Mother in
1995. Only he and my immediate boss Tony Sanders were truly supportive
of my decision to quit a very well paid job and to go and find peace
A true gentleman, there are three
words that sum up Chris Foyle:
Bloody Nice Bloke.
Andy Farmer, AF Aviation, Ltd.
terribly sad news. Chris was one of the aviation industry's great
entrepreneurs. His flair, charisma and wonderful life stories and
experiences made him such enjoyable company, and he was always so
generous in offering advice and encouragement. A lovely man, a true
gentleman and a very sad loss. He
will have inspired so many people in the world of aviation and business
Jamie Roche, Jamie Roche Public Relations
Chris. Thanks your industry achievements! Many may have forgotten
already, but Air Foyle was instrumental in getting easyJet off the
ground. In its first years of operation the Orange airline operated
under the AOCs of Air Foyle and GB Airways (ironically, later absorbed
by EZY). Wise move by stelios haji-ioannou at the time.
Stijn Vandermoere, Airline Pilot- easyJet
was a great guy and character of the Air Cargo business.
was always kind to me in the early days of my career and passionate
about the cargo and logistics business.
the famous Foyle's bookshops also allowed him to meet a range of interesting
people leading to some great stories.
Chris and condolences to his family at this sad time.
Richard Greener, Head of Cargo, AerCap Cargo