The Monaco Air League announces “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Christopher Foyle, OBE, President and founder of the Air League of Monaco, after a long illness.
Our sympathy and condolences go out to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed. When Christopher re-located to the South of France and wanted to bring a part of the Air League of the UK (of which he had been Chairman) with him, Prince Philip (then Patron) said that he didn’t think he’d find much flying in Monaco! He was to be proved wrong and later praised the Monaco Association for the energy and enthusiasm of it’s members. Indeed, with the generous help and support of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (easyJet in its early years during the 90’s was provided AOC aviation services by Air Foyle); Thierry Boutsen of Boutsen Aviation; François Gautier of Blueberry Aviation and other Patrons and members, – latterly the Patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, – through dogged perseverance, good-natured bonhomie and sheer hard work, the Air League of Monaco has grown into an Association with around 400 members, over half of them juniors! The Association will continue to function and grow to enable members to come together to celebrate all things aeronautical and to help young people passionate about aviation to follow their dreams and succeed. The Committee will re-convene in the near future to decide on the successor arrangements and in the meantime all inquiries about Air League Monaco should be addressed to Susan Webb email@example.com”
Sir Stelios’ personal tribute “With this donation to the Leukaemia Care charity in memory of Chris Foyle we are sending our most sincere condolences to his wife Cathy, his three daughters and all his family and friends.
I first met Chris Foyle in Luton airport UK when as a young man I was starting easyJet in the mid 90’s. At that time his Air Foyle provided the expert AOC aviation services to my then fledgling airline.
I am grateful for that and moreover I am glad that we reconnected again some years later when Chris moved to Monaco and we started together an aviation charity called Air League Monaco.
Chris was a great entrepreneur, a very generous and kind man and he will be remembered fondly by his many friends in the aviation world and beyond!
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Creator and owner of the easy family of brands https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wrcfoyle”