JOIN BCAC AT THE SILVER WINGS AWARDS TOMORROW

Oct 25, 2016

The B.C. Aviation Council (BCAC) celebrates the 2016 winners of both its industry awards and the aviation related scholarships at its annual Silver Wings Awards gala on October 26, 2016

BCAC has been honoring its industry colleagues in this fashion since 1961 and in so doing, continues to highlight the many achievements of its members.  Students in aviation studies continue to benefit from the annual scholarships presented, this year totaling $23,500.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2016 SILVER WINGS AWARDS

Don’t miss the silent auction!

BCAC’s silent auction at the Silver Wings Awards Gala  raises money for the scholarship fund. This year we have one of the best silent auctions yet. Take a look at a sample of what will be available to bid on tomorrow night.

  • One hour local scenic flight for two on a Piper Warrior aircraft (photo)
  • YPK thrill-seekers package
  • Flying with the Fraser Blues Demonstration Team at one of their fly pasts
  • Air Canada flight for two
  • Pacific Coastal tickets
  • Abbotsford Airshow VIP package
  • West Coast Helicopters flight for five
  • Golf passes to Quilchena Golf Course and Big Sky Golf Club
  • & many more

Industry Award Winners

  • Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year – Ken Norie, President and CEO of the Vancouver Island Helicopters (VIH) Aviation Group of Companies, 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.
  • William Templeton Award – Port McNeill Airport, for commitment to growth and development to better serve its community.
  • BCAC Environmental Award – Prince Rupert Airport, for implementation of a ground breaking sustainability project – The Rainwater Harvesting Project.
  • Robert S. Day Trophy – Villi Douglas, Port Hardy Airport, for his outstanding contribution, leadership and dedication to the regional air transportation system.
  • Back and Bevington Air Safety Award – Darlene George and Simon Dennis, Nav Canada, Victoria Tower, for development of the PrepAIR seminars with the concept of information exchange to foster better relations and improve safety.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Terry Jones, Operations Manager, Advantage Helicopters, for his outstanding commitment and contributions to the development of the aviation industry.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Danny Sitnam, President, Helijet International Inc., for visionary leadership in building one of Canada’s premier airlines offering B.C.’s travelling public a first class service with the highest of safety standards.

Aviation Scholarship Winners

  • Anderson Family Flight Training – $5,000 – Kurtis Scott – Pacific Flying Club
  • Al Michaud Memorial Bursary – $1,000 – Amanda Boettcher, Coastal Pacific Aviation
  • Barry & Jim Aviation Maintenance Graduate Bursary – $3,000 – Stephen Forsyth, BCIT
  • BCAC Airports Committee Airport Operations/Management Training Bursary – $1,000 – Max Ellwood, BCIT
  • BC Aviation Council Flight Instructor Training Bursary – $1,000 – Adnan Valdes, Pacific Flying Club
  • BC Aviation Council “Career” Training Bursary – $1,000 – Paawan Miglani, Air Cadets, Okanagan College
  • Anne and Rudi Bauer Memorial Bursary (Private Pilot) – $1,000 – Tyler Smith, Coastal Pacific Aviation
  • William Templeton Airport Operations Management Training Bursary – $1,000 – Bryan Lim, BCIT
  • Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang, Ernie Alexander Memorial Bursary – $2,000 – Jonathan Bloomquist, Pacific Flying Club
  • Mary Swain Memorial Aviation Training Bursary (Female Student) – $1,000 – Fanny Leroy, Squamish
  • Michelle Ward Memorial Bursary (Commercial Pilot) – $2,000 – Nathan Goebel, Victoria Flying Club
  • The Conair Group Commercial Aviation Training Bursary – $3,000 – Nicholas Sutherby, Pacific Flying Club
  • Mark Duncan Bursary – AME Program – $1,500 – Jagdeep Sandhu, University of Fraser Valley

Thank you to all our sponsors!

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