Ninety-Nines announce 2014 Canadian Award in Aviation winners
Nov. 26, 2014, London, Ont. - In 1974 Canadian Ninety-Nines established the Canadian Award in Aviation to promote aviation within Canada. For the past forty years, individual Ninety-Nines and friends of the Canadian Ninety-Nines have contributed enough funds to provide an annual award of $1,000 - 2,000 to organizations whose activities promote, improve or preserve aviation and aeronautics in Canada.
Individual Ninety-Nines do not qualify to receive this award. The award allows our women pilots to promote aviation through other organizations.
For 2014 we have decided to award $1,000 each to North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander, NL and the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, B.C. The North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador will use the award to help build the Ferry Command Memorial Hall to house and preserve the only complete Lockheed Hudson Bomber left in North America. It will stand as a memorial to the men and women who served Ferry Command during WW II. The award to the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, BC will assist in digitizing their materials so records will be more accessible. As well, the Canadian Museum of Flight will take a WW I exhibit to northern communities.
The Board of Trustees also continues the award’s association with the Pilot Training Achievement Awards program of the Air Cadet League of Canada. These awards are given to selected graduates of the Air Cadet Flying and Gliding Scholarship Program, and provide funding to assist young fliers in building flying hours while pursuing an advanced licence and working toward an aviation career. For 2014, $500 each has been awarded to Chelsea Pearl Nielsen, of 386 Squadron, Lazo, BC; Talya Bar Mettler of 834 Squadron, Warwick, QB; and Bianca Christakos of 11 Squadron, Lethbridge, AB.
Trustees are grateful to Aviation Publishers Limited and Mr. Norm Scudellari for their support in giving the cadet awards each year in memory of longtime Ninety-Nines and Canadian Award in Aviation trustees Isabel Peppler, and Beryl Scudellari.