I have dreaded this moment since my first skydive – the death of a friend. I am saddened beyond words can describe.
I feel privileged to have known you Eli … I will never forget you flying circles around me (literally) – what an amazing flyer!!! My thoughts are with your Sarah, Alonzo, the little ones and the entire family.
It is with great sadness that I found out about this terrible news today.
Dear Eli, We will never forget when you visited us in Sweden. Your amazing coaching, your laugther, your smile, your unreal party tricks, your god given flying, your professionalism… You where part of what took us to the next level. And for that we will always be greatful….
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
Metting Eli was a honour. I was in awe of meeting the flyboyz. First video I ever watched on my first day ever at a dropzone. These guys gave me the vision of my dream. Metting them and hanging with them and learning from them was the most special moments of my skydiving to date. Watching them on my first day to sitting on a couch with them a couple of years later was an amazing moment for me from new Zealand a country far away from those amazing videos they made for the world. We lost who I would call one of the top five inspirations this sport has had.
For his friends out there, I am so sorry for your loss. This will undoubtebly be one of the hardest losses the sport has and will ever take.
To his family, you don't need us in these forums to tell you how great Eli was, you guys loved and shared his love with him.
I don't prey, buy you guys will be in my thoughts for a long time to come and Eli will always be remembered by me as pop star and the dream of the sport I breath. This is a devestating loss. Eli is the guy who put 'cool' into skydiving.
Blue Skies Eli. Thank you for the Flyboyz. Thank you for the dream.