The first of the funerals for those who died in the Glasgow helicopter crash is due to take place today.
The helicopter pilot, captain David Traill, 51, was one of nine people killed when the aircraft crashed on to the roof of the Clutha bar in the city on Friday November 29.
His funeral will be held at Glasgow University.
Mr Traill's company previously described him as one of its most experienced pilots and "the epitome of the consummate professional".
He was a former RAF pilot and instructor who served in both Gulf wars, Bond Air Services said.
"His untimely death has been deeply felt by his family, friends and colleagues who mourn his passing with a sense of intense loss and sorrow,'' the firm said.
The pilot, originally from Falkirk, had a career that spanned 26 years. His role as a civilian pilot for both the Glasgow-based Scottish Air Ambulance and Police Scotland was said to have brought him a great deal of happiness and job satisfaction.
Bond added: "As a former RAF pilot and instructor, Dave had 20 years of service flying the Chinook in places as varied as Norway and Bosnia. He served his country in both Gulf wars and formed part of the Chinook 2007 display team before joining Bond Air Services as a commercial pilot in 2008.
''Dave Traill was an esteemed colleague, a legend amongst his peers and above all, everyone's friend. Never short of a witty comeback, it went hand in hand with his dry sense of humour.
''Taken from us too early, he leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness and friendship. We will miss him.''
The other crew members who died in the incident were police constables Kirsty Nelis, 36, and Tony Collins, 43.
Six people died inside the pub where live music was being played at the time. They were Robert Jenkins, 61, Mark O'Prey, 44, Colin Gibson, 33, John McGarrigle, 57, Gary Arthur, 48, and Samuel McGhee, 56.