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BCAC Five Year Strategic Plan
It is our pleasure to introduce the BCAC Strategic Plan for 2013-2017. Aviation is critical to enabling and growing the BC economy. The aviation sector supports British Columbians in their everyday lives. It is the job of the BCAC, in partnership with members, stakeholders, and our community, to positively influence the well-being of British Columbia’s aviation sector. It is only by innovating and finding new ways to work together will we see a visible, connected, and thriving aviation and aerospace industry in BC.
This Strategic Plan is a high-level overview of how we will focus the efforts of BCAC over the next five years to achieve this vision.
The BCAC welcome individuals and organizations, including aviation executives, pilots, airport managers, suppliers to the industry, aviation enthusiasts, and students.
Welcome New Members:
Amanda Winters, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang
BC Aviation Council Scholarship Nominations Now Open
BC Aviation Council is pleased to have three new scholarships added to the list offered this year. Applications are accepted until May 31, 2015 and awarded at the annual Silver Wings Awards in October.
New Affiliation Agreement Signed
BC Aviation Council signs affiliation with Quarter Century in Aviation Club.
The Quarter Century in Aviation Club was formed in 1952 in Vancouver to provide a venue where people of all areas of aviation could meet old friends and create new ones and share their experiences and stories.
The BCAC Airport’s annual spring workshop is being planned for April 29 and 30th in Kelowna. Early-bird pricing for registration ends April 7th.
EARLY-BIRD DRAW–Register for early-bird rate (by Apr. 7) and your name will go into draw for round trip for two (excludes seaplane service) between two of following points: Anahim Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Campbell River, Comox, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Masset, Port Hardy, Powell River, Trail, Vancouver, Victoria Intl, and Williams Lake (connections may be necessary).
VENUE: Delta Grand Okanagan — book hotel room before April 7th to receive group rate of $129.00 per night. Call toll free 1-800-465-4651 and quote “BC Aviation Council” or use on-line booking
DISCOUNT FLIGHTS: Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal Airlines offer workshop registrants discount fares to the April event in Kelowna. You must register for Airports Workshop first to take advantage of this offer. See routing details on workshop registration page.
BC Aviation Council’s AGM will take place at conclusion of the workshop on April 30th.
Anderson Family Scholarship — Nominations now accepted for 2015, closing March 31st.
The John Anderson family of North Vancouver BC has agreed with the BCAC to fund a $5,000 scholarship, awarded in June each year to a young aspiring pilot. This Award, called the “Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship”, will be administered by the BCAC.
We are pleased to announce the winner for 2014 is Sean Flynn of Surrey, taking training at Pacific Flying Club in Delta. Congratulations Sean!
Annual Silver Wings Awards Event a Great Success!
The annual Silver Wings Awards was held 30 October at the Vancouver Convention Centre West and saw some 280 in attendance. BCAC members, guests, award and scholarship winners all enjoyed the networking opportunities, live entertainment, great food and the chance to bid on some great silent auction items from travel to golf packages. The emcee, CBC personality Johanna Wagstaffe, opened the awards by introducing the Honourable Mike de Jong, BC Minister of Finance whose address included a welcome on behalf of the Premier and Province of BC. The 2014 industry award and scholarship winners were ‘piped’ in to the ceremony and received an enthusiastic welcome applause from the audience. Award winners received recognition for their varied contributions to the industry with presentation of annual trophies, and aviation students received a number of scholarships to further their aviation studies in fields of pilot training, airport management, and aviation maintenance. A new scholarship was introduced this year, the Mary Swain Memorial, awarded to Rachel Lichti, and Tony Swain was on hand to meet the recipient.
This years winners:
Post Accident Life Cycle Workshop Sold Out on October 30th!