Captain Fritz Walter Alpers, the acting Chief Technical Pilot for Air Namibia, has passed away.
“Air Namibia in particular and the entire aviation fraternity in general have lost a young, hardworking and professional pilot. The African skies have lost a master, an astute serviceman, who did both Africa and Namibia proud” commented the acting Managing Director of Air Namibia, Mandi Ellaine Samson.
Since Captain Alpers joined Air Namibia in 2013, Samson emphasised that he added substantial value to the Air Namibia organisation and that, “the footprints of his selfless dedication and excellence in the execution of his duties, will never fade away from our hearts.”
Samson also said that Air Namibia will carry on with his legacy.
“This is the darkest and saddest time for each one of us at Air Namibia. We were privileged to have had an experienced pilot of his caliber and demeanour. He was loved by all as he was a happy person and a man of all seasons. Flying was his life and he did it with great techniques, passion, tenacity and great devotion. We will miss him dearly. Our hearts go to his wife, children, parents, sibilings and the entire family, at this time of bereavement”, Paul H Nakawa, Manager Corporate Communications at Air Namibia said.
At the time, Air Namibia did not have information regarding funeral arrangements.