Obituary of Danie John Kuys

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Danie Kuys, a great innovator in the South African aviation industry. Danie passed away on the 5 January at the young age of 51 after a three-year battle with cancer that he fought with optimism, courage and an inspiring determination to live.

Danie was a founder partner in Simuflight, responsible for the electronic and software development that has been at the heart of every Simuflight flight simulator for the past 20 years. His electrical and electronic engineering genius benefitted all students passing through Simuflight for simulator training to develop and grow their careers and realise their professional dreams and aspirations.

He was a much-loved husband, father, son and business partner respected for being humble and generous and for being the consummate professional.

He leaved behind his wife of 24 years, a son of 20 and a daughter of 18. Danie’s passing is a great loss to the aviation industry and he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Danie in that big simulator in the sky.

  • Alfredo Schulz

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