Thank you Sara for the pic

MEA pilot Joseph Ayat has passed away few days ago after a long fight with cancer. For those of you who don’t know, he was the pilot who got laid off by MEA after 30 years of service because he was undergoing cancer treatment. The incident prompted the majority of MEA pilots to stage a 48-hour strike.

This is definitely not the way he would have wanted his career to end. I hope MEA or the Lebanese Pilots Association will organize a small ceremony in his honor.

Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

PS: I couldn’t find any picture of Pilot Joseph Ayat online. If anyone has a picture please email it to