Marian was a wonderful man, and I was looking forward to flying with him in North Carolina this year or next - and ganging up on his brother, Pyotr, to teach him to fly. We will all miss him.
It was a joy to see Marion take off in his motor glider and the return after hours flying.
I will miss you Rest In Peace Marion
I first met Marion in the late 80’s - early 90’s, when he was flying a Pawnee, protecting crops south of Montreal. My first impression was of a skillful professional pilot, meticulous in everything that he did, who was a great conversationalist that took interest in everyone he met.
After many decades, my initial impression of Marion had never wavered. Marion was the consummate professional and a joy to be around as his passion for aviation, and for life in general, was infectious.
Rest In Peace Marion.
My condolences to his family; he was a good man.
Marian was truly a legend, a giant in the aviation community, a mentor to many, and larger than life.
I am privileged to have known him.
I first met Marian when he visited his brother Piotr in North Carolina, on his way to a soaring contest in South Carolina. In an instant we became good friends since we had so much in common such as the love of flying, aircraft maintenance and knowing Piotr. Marian was selfless in offering advice and even shared a secret or two about soaring. I will miss him greatly. One thing I know for sure is Marian won't have to wait to get his wings, he brought his own.