Wings and Helicopters magazines, in partnership with premier sponsor WestJet, on May 25 hosted the first leg of the annual Careers in Aviation Expo in WestJet’s new 787 Dreamliner hangar – a $50 million investment of 125,000 square feet that officially opened in mid-April. The event was also sponsored by Levearo Aviation (Platinum), Centennial College, Diamond Aircraft, Flying Colours and Million Air (Silver); and Pratt & Whitney (Bronze).
Primarily post-secondary students, along with air cadets from various squadrons of the greater Calgary area, spent the day speaking with 30 exhibitors and gaining insight from the presentations of seven industry leaders, including: WestJet’s Jeff Martin (COO), John Aaron (VP, Encore) and John Romane (director, line maintenance); Curtis Nadon, chief pilot of Mountain View Helicopters; Ginny Koseruba and Olena Zagoskina of Cascade Aerospace; and Gray Norman of Textron Aviation and BizAv YTI.
The second leg of this year’s Careers in Aviation Expo is scheduled to take place at WestJet’s 737 hangar in Mississauga on September 21, 2019. Below are a few of the scenes from the May 25 Calgary event: