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2014 Webster Trophy finalists announced

June 23, 2014, Kitchener, Ont. - The Webster Team is pleased to announce the 2014 finalists. Courtesy of our sponsor Air Canada and the support of so many other aviation organizations, the following list of finalists will gather in Kitchener-Waterloo in late August to compete against each other for the title of top amateur pilot in Canada.

June 23, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

Regional Finalists and Flight Training Unit

Finalist Region Flight Training Unit
 Matthew VanderPloeg  British Columbia  Pacific Flying Club
 Corey Harke  Alberta  Cooking Lake Aviation Academy
 Matthew Skwara  Saskatchewan  Regina Flying Club
 Andrew Bryson  Manitoba  Harv's Air
 Alexander Hislop  Western Ontario  Sault College
 Gregory Yandle  Central Ontario  Seneca College
 Sebastien Leduc  Eastern Ontario  Seneca College
 Ali Hoteit  Quebec  Cargair
 Mark Nardei  Atlantic  Moncton Flight College

Early Bird Competitor Draw

  • One HME-110 Headset donated by Sennheiser Canada: Simon Bisson-Roberge
  • One COPA Weekender Flight bag donated by COPA: Peter Kowalchuk
  • One model of a Republic Seabee donated by WINGS Magazine: Chad Holloway 
  • One year subscription to WINGS Magazine: Simon Musca
  • One Flight Safety document bag donated by Flight Safety International: Iain Allison 
  • A one year subscription for the Canada Flight Supplement plus 3 VTA or VNC charts of the
    winner’s choice donated by Nav Canada: Zijie Kuang

The Flight Instructor Draw is open to all flight instructors, or other persons, who have encouraged a competitor to enter. One ticket in the draw is issued for each competitor the instructor/person has interested in entering.



Flight Instructor Draw 

  • One HME-110 Headset donated by Sennheiser Canada: Nigel Koit 
  • One Brightline Aviator's Flight Bag donated by the COPA: Mahdi Khdair
  • One finely-crafted model of a PBY-5 Canso donated by WINGS Magazine: Allan Cox
  • One year subscription to WINGS Magazine: Adam Penner
  • One Flight Safety document bag donated by Flight Safety International: Skip Labelle 
  • One Men’s or Women’s Textured Soft Shell Jacket donated by Nav Canada: Kirk Palmer

2014 Webster/ Sennheiser Scholarship Winner


Winner of 2014 Webster Sennheiser Scholarship is Moncton Flight College, Moncton, NB
The Webster/Sennheiser scholarship is donated by Sennheiser Canada annually. It goes to the Flight Training Unit which encourages and produces the greatest number of competitors into the current competition. The provisions of the scholarship valued at $3,000 must be used for the advanced training of between one to four of the current competitors from their school. How it is awarded it is up to the school. Last year it was also won by Moncton Flight College. The presentation of the scholarship will be formally made at the ATAC Convention held in November in Vancouver.


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