John Smith, who was originally from Jersey, has been named as one of the two men killed in a light aircraft crash in Overbury, Worcestershire last week.
The plane crashed in a field near the village of Overbury on Monday 9th January.
It was travelling from a flight school in Coventry towards Gloucestershire Airport.
Flight instructor John Smith, and his student, and a 24-year-old man from Kuwait, both died at the scene.
Mr Smith lived in Moreton-in-Marsh and was a senior instructor at Aeros Flight Training in Coventry.
He had had learnt to fly in Jersey whilst working for Jersey Electrcity before moving to Coventry to gain his commercial pilot and instructor's qualifications.
Eveline Hawkin, a member of Jersey's Aero Club, said Mr Smith would be greatly missed.
Aeros Flight Training has also paid tribute to Mr Smith's good humour and enthusiasm.