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Sennheiser continues support of iconic Webster

Dec. 6, 2011, Montreal - Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser announced that it has awarded Moncton Flight College with a flight scholarship gift of $3,000 in support of the 2011 Webster Memorial Trophy Competition.

December 6, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Sennheiser presented the check during a banquet ceremony at the Air Transport Association of Canada’s (ATAC) annual meeting, which was held in Montreal last month. The Webster Memorial Trophy Competition, which is sponsored by Air Canada – Flight Operations, is committed to declaring the “Top Amateur Pilot in Canada” each year and was established in 1932.

Sennheiser has been an active supporter of the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition for 12 years, and has provided the scholarship for two years. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to the flight school that provides the most qualified applicants to the competition. This year, Moncton Flight College of New Brunswick had no less than 18 pilots apply for the contest, which is renowned as one of the oldest and most prestigious flight competitions in the world. Moncton Flight College has a strong heritage of its own, having been in operation since 1929: three years before the competition began.

“The Webster Memorial Trophy Competition is more relevant today than ever before,” said Tim Mell, business director, Sennheiser Aviation. “Sennheiser is proud to be doing our part by promoting excellence in flight training and piloting skills, and we are pleased to support flight schools who are committed to strengthening their own programs by participating in this competition.” 

The winning pilot, Kevin Aalders from Centennial Flight Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, was crowned in August and presented with a Sennheiser S1 Digital Aviation headset. The S1 headset — considered to be best in class by many pilots — features fully adaptive digital noise cancellation through Sennheiser’s patented NoiseGard™ / digital technology. “We want the winner of the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition to be flying with the world’s best headset,” Mell said.


Amy Foy, national administrator of the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition, commented: “We would like to extend our congratulations to Moncton Flight College on receiving the Sennheiser scholarship, and we thank Sennheiser for its steadfast support and generous donations over the past dozen years. This year’s competition was the very best, reflecting the passion and interest of all who participated.”


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