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Silver Wings Awards

At its annual Silver Wings Awards event, the BC Aviation Council honours industry colleagues and awards scholarships to students studying aviation. We invite you to SAVE THE DATE of October 25, 2017 to attend this gala celebration with other aviation industry leaders and influencers. The evening includes an awards ceremony, fine food, entertainment, silent auction, and networking opportunities.

Awards for 2016:

Entrepreneur of the Year in Aviation
Ken Norie, President & CEO, Vancouver Island Helicopters (VIH)

For showing effective entrepreneurial leadership that has grown VIH and its other subsidiary companies to prosper into one of the largest helicopter maintenance and operations enterprises in the world.

BCAC Environmental Award in Aviation
Prince Rupert Airport

For implementation of a ground breaking sustainability project — The Rainwater Harvesting Project

Back and Bevington Air Safety Trophy
Darlene George and Simon Dennis, Nav Canada, Victoria Tower

For development of PrepAIR Seminars with the concept of information exchange to foster better relations and improve safety.

Robert S. Day Trophy
Villi Douglas, Port Hardy Airport

For his outstanding contribution, leadership and dedication to the regional air transportation system.

Wm Templeton Trophy
Port McNeill Airport

For commitment to growth and development to better serve its community.

Lifetime Achievement in Aviation
Terry Jones, Operations Manager, Advantage Helicopters

For his outstanding commitment and contributions to the development of the aviation industry.

Lifetime Achievement in Aviation
Danny Sitnam, President, Helijet International Inc.

For visionary leadership in building one of Canada’s premier airlines offering BC.’s travelling public a first class service with the highest of safety standards.


Scholarships for 2016:

  • Ernie Alexander Memorial $2,000 — Jonathan Bloomquist, Pacific Flying Club
  • Al Michaud Memorial $1,000 — Amanda Boettcher, Coastal Pacific Aviation
  • Anne & Rudy Bauer Memorial, $1,000 — Tyler Smith, Coastal Pacific Aviation
  • Barry & Jim AME Graduate, $3,000 — Stephen Forsyth, BCIT
  • BCAC Airports Ops/Mgt Training, $1,000 — Max Ellwood, BCIT
  • BCAC Career Training, $1,000 — Paawan Miglani, Air Cadets – Okanagan College
  • BCAC Flight Instructor Training, $1,000 — Adnan Valdes, Pacific Flying Club
  • Mary Swain Memorial, $1,000 — Fanny Leroy, Squamish
  • Wm Templeton Airport Ops/Mgt Training, $1,000 — Bryan Lim, BCIT
  • Michelle Ward Memorial, $2,000 — Nathan Goebel, Victoria Flying Club
  • Conair Group Commercial Aviation Training, $3,000 — Nicholas Sutherby, Pacific Flying Club
  • Mark Duncan AME Scholarship, $1,500 — Jagdeep Sandhu, University of Fraser Valley
  • Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship, $5,000 – Kurtis Scott, Pacific Flying Club


BC Aviation Council Photo Gallery

The BC Aviation Council has an online photo gallery with photos from past Silver Wings Awards events. Please feel free to view our photo gallery through the link below.

BC Aviation Council Photo Gallery 


Thank you to our 2016 Silver Wings Awards Sponsors:

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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FIRST OFFICER LEVEL – $2,500

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NAVIGATOR LEVEL – $1,250

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MARSHALLER / ENGINEER – $500

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