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 his future endeavours. 

The late Ernie Alexander was a founding member of our firm and a former Royal Canadian Air Force pilot.  For a very interesting story about one of Mr. Alexander’s flying adventures, click here.