In Memoriam

Dr. Panagiotis Kefalas


SFTE Member and 2000 Empire TPS FTE graduate Dr. Panagiotis Kefalas was retrieved from the Gulf of Patras, Greece, on 19 January after ditching his airplane. The recently-retired Colonel from the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) and only one of two TPS FTE graduates from the HAF, was a Research Associate at the University of Patras, while the Sonerai airplane he was flying was also used as a test bed for various small research projects. In the photo below he is wearing his SFTE patch on his right arm. He was 47 years old and is survived by his wife and two children. Provided by Dr. Panos Vitsas