With great sadness we learned that Ir. J. Leyds, Honourary Member and Founder of the VSV 'Leonardo da Vinci', has passed away.

Ir. J. Leyds was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 25th of April 1919 and he passed away on the 19th of June 2015 in the neighborhood of Milton, Ontario, Canada. Ir. J. Leyds was the first President of the VSV 'Leonardo da Vinci' and he considered himself the Grandfather of the VSV. After emigrating to Canada he was a member of the team that designed and began development of the most advanced fighter aircraft of its time - the Avro CF105 Arrow. Following his career at Avro he lent his expertise to such renowned companies as Atomic Energy Canada and Spar Aerospace. He is survived by his 5 children. His unique insight and forward thinking will be missed.

Five years ago, J. Leyds recorded a video in honour of the 300th General Members Assembly of the VSV 'Leonardo da Vinci'. In this video, our Founding Father shared his ideas on how to be a good student. Furthermore, we have an old interview in which J. Leyds explains about his time in Delft. We would like to share his inspiring messages with you in the following manner:

An interesting interview (Dutch) about the war, the founding of the VSV and Ir. Leyds' emigration to Canada.
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