Monthly Archives: November 2011

British Columbia Aviation Council 2011 Conference and Silver Wings Banquet

Congratulations to the British Columbia Aviation Council for another successful Silver Wings Awards Banquet! 

As always, the highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Council’s annual industry awards and aviation student scholarships.  Industry award recipients included Pulselite Canada, the CHC Safety and Quality Summit, Central Mountain Air and the Abbotsford Airport.  The winner of the Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award was Barry Lapointe of Kelowna Flightcraft.

This year’s Ernie Alexander Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Michael Saare (pictured above) of BCIT’s Airline & Flight Operations Program. Michael recently obtained his commercial pilot licence and is interested in pursuing a career as a commercial pilot. We are thrilled to have such a deserving recipient and wish him the very best in

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Plane Crash Fraud Charges in Brazil

The AFP Global News Agency reported yesterday that federal prosecutors in Brazil have pressed charges against 20 individuals who claimed they were relatives of air crash victims.

According to prosecutors, the fraudsters faked social security documents and claimed they were relatives of deceased victims.  In reality, those victims had no heirs.  The fraudsters then illegally collected pensions, and allegedly netted $1.6 million from the scam.

Plane crash victims from the following 3 crashes were targeted by the gang:  a)  Air France Flight 447,  b) Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907, and           c)  TAM Airlines Flight 3054.…

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