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The BC Aviation Council hosts annual events, recognizing accomplishments in our industry, and furthering growth and opportunities for aviation across the province. BCAC also promotes industry events for our members.

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BCAC Membership Dinner: With Guest Speaker Michael Benson

Helijet Hangar, Richmond, BC

Starts: Nov 23, 2017 at 5:30pm
Ends: Nov 23, 2017 at 8:30pm
posted 12 days ago.

Join us for a casual members get-together with great food, an interesting guest speaker, and beautiful aircraft at the Helijet Hangar, 5911 Airport Road South, Richmond.

Member dinners were held regularly a number of years ago and we are re-establishing that concept on November 23rd.  Come out and join your colleagues in this networking event with good food, cash bar, a great venue, and guest speaker presenting on topic close to all in the aviation industry in B.C.

Tickets are limited, get yours today!

Guest Speaker:   Michael Benson, Provincial Air Tanker Program, BC Wildfire Service

 

Michael Benson is the Superintendent of the Provincial Airtanker Program with the BC Wildfire Service in Kamloops, British Columbia. In this role Mike is responsible for the provision of province-wide aerial fire control capability utilizing teams of tactical birddog aircraft and fixed-wing tankers to protect BC’s assets and infrastructure. Mike is the British Columbia representative to the Wildfire National Aviation Working Group that sets to build aviation capacity and consistency at a national level.

Since starting his career with government as a wildland fire fighter many years ago, Mike has taken on several different roles including International Cooperation Specialist, Air Attack Officer, and the Superintendent of Aviation Management. Having applied his skill-sets supporting other agencies across Canada, the US, Australia, Mexico, Greece and Argentina; he has gained an appreciation for the challenges facing fire management agencies around the world.

Mike’s conversation with the BCAC will focus on some of the challenges and success of the benchmark 2017 wildfire season through the lens of the airtanker program.

Event Details

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Doors open at 5:30 PM

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Parking

  • Parking is available at the Helijet Hangar or on the street (Airport Road South)

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  • Beer and Wine available, cash bar
  • Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.

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