Costas J. Sivyllis (’12)

Oct. 5, 2020

Costas J. Sivyllis (’12), 30, and his wife of four days, Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, died when the Beechcraft Bonanza Sivyllis was piloting crashed in Colorado — four days after their wedding in Telluride. Sivyllis was a first officer for United Airlines, chairman of the National Education Committee for the Air Line Pilots Association International and an Embry-Riddle graduate with close ties to his alma mater.

A member of the College of Aviation Industry Advisory Board, Sivyllis delivered the convocation address to incoming students at the Daytona Beach Campus just two months before his death.

“Costas was an incredible student, flight instructor, mentor, and alumnus for the Embry-Riddle community,” says Ken Byrnes, flight department chair and assistant dean of the Daytona Beach Campus College of Aviation. “His level of passion for the aviation industry and for Embry-Riddle was unmatched and infectious to all those that he interacted with. His memory will live forever within the hearts and minds of all of us.”

An endowed memorial scholarship has been established in his name: