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Seneca’s Leduc captures prestigious Webster trophy

sebastien_leducAug. 25, 2014, Markham, Ont. - Sebastien Leduc is Canada’s top amateur pilot. The Seneca College Bachelor of Aviation Technology student was named the winner 2014 Webster Memorial Trophy competition, which is considered one of the country's most prestigious events for amateur aviators.


August 25, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

Aug. 25, 2014, Markham, Ont. – Sebastien Leduc is Canada’s top amateur
pilot. The Seneca College Bachelor of Aviation Technology student was
named the winner 2014 Webster Memorial Trophy competition, which is
considered one of the country's most prestigious events for amateur
aviators.

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Photo by Andrea Shury.


 

Leduc and eight other of the top amateur pilots in Canada – which also included Seneca’s Greg Yandle  – were in Waterloo last week where they were challenged with a week-long competition involving flight tests, flying exercises, written exams and simulator exercises.

Leduc and Yandle competed regionally to each earn a spot among the nine finalists. Leduc was named the Eastern Ontario finalist, while Yandle earned the top spot for Central Ontario.

By claiming the top prize in the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition, Leduc received a bronze medallion and will have his name added to the trophy which is on display permanently at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. He will also have the opportunity to participate in a professional development day with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Aerobatic Team, and be offered a position as a flight instructor with the Brampton Flight Centre.

Yandle was recognized for scoring the highest on the NAV Canada Excellence in Pilot/Controller Communications exam.