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Webster finalists chosen

Congratulations to the 2011 Webster Memorial Competition finalists who will compete at Grondair in St Frédéric, Que. this coming August for the title of Top Amateur Pilot in Canada.


July 18, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

July 18, 2011, St. Frederic, Que. – Congratulations to the 2011 Webster Memorial Competition finalists who will compete at Grondair in St Frédéric, Que. this coming August for the title of Top Amateur Pilot in Canada.

British Columbia: Michael Wieclawek Pacific Flying Club
Alberta:  Kevin Aalders  Centennial Flight Centre
Saskatchewan:  Lindsay Bowers  Regina Flying Club
Manitoba:  Cody Neil  Harv’s Air
Western Ontario:  Matthew Duplan  Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club
Central Ontario:  Oliver Darroch  Spectrum Airways
Eastern Ontario:  Joshua Shea  Ottawa Flying Club
Quebec:  Mathieu Beaumier  Cargair
Atlantic:  Justin Mailman  Moncton Flight Centre

WEBSTER ACHIEVES MILESTONE WITH OVER 100 COMPETITORS
The Webster Team is proud to announce that at the completion of the 2011 Webster Memorial Trophy regional phase of the completion 105 applications were received and processed… This is an achievement that must be shared with all the participating Flight Training Units who encouraged their customers to enter.  It must also be shared with our sponsor AIR CANADA and all of our supporters who have offered financial assistance, prizes to the Early Bird and Instructor draws as well as those given to the finalists at the Awards Banquet, media coverage and posters.  This achievement could not have been accomplished without their overwhelming support and involvement.

Next year is the 80th anniversary of the existence of the Webster Trophy which resides permanently at the Canada Aviation & Space Museum in Ottawa.  Rockcliffe Flying Club has been chosen as the host school for the event and preparations for a major celebration are already in the works.

Webster 2011 Early Bird Draw Winners
For the past few years competitors have been encouraged to enter early. It happens every year that many if not most wait until the deadline approaches in order to compete and this results in a number of required flight tests being missed due to scheduling, weather or aircraft maintenance.
For their efforts in applying and subsequently getting their flight tests in on time, a number of prizes have been donated from generous Webster supporting organizations.

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This year’s winners are:

Zachary Belanger A HME-110 headset donated by Sennheiser
 Ryan Costello  1 Brightline Aviator Flight Bag donated by Aviation World
 Christopher Kincaid  A one year subscription to WINGS magazine
 Nigel MacLennan  1 set of aviator sunglasses donated by COPA
 Howard Leung 1 pilot licence holder donated by COPA
 Martin Nadeau  1 Royal Mint commemorative coin donated by WINGS magazine

Webster 2011 Flight Instructor Draw
It was recognized this year that many excellent and qualified candidates enter the competition, yet it took dedicated flight instructors to teach this individuals and prepare them for this competition, yet they receive no recognition for their achievements.  In order to honour these individuals a Flight Instructor Draw was established with prizes donated by supporting organizations.

The winners of the 2011 Flight Instructor Draw are:

Tahara MacDonald Moncton Flight College 1 HME – 110 headset donated by Sennheiser
 Jeff Davy  Ottawa Flying Club  1 Brightline Aviator Flight Bag donated by Aviation World
 Kamna Subedi  Seneca College  A one year subscription to WINGS magazine
 Steve Hause  Sault College  1 set of aviator sunglasses donated by COPA
 Fred Neufeld  St Thomas Flight Centre  1 Pilot Licence Holder donated by COPA
 Andrew Simpson  Ottawa Flying Club  1 Royal Mint Commemorative Coin Set


Winner of 2011 Webster Sennheiser Scholarship is Moncton Flight College, Moncton, NB

The Webster/Sennheiser scholarship was donated by Sennheiser Canada beginning last year and will be awarded on an annual basis.  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 up to the school. 

Last year it was won by Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club.  This year, congratulations to Moncton Flight College. The presentation of the scholarship will be formally made at the ATAC Convention held in November in Montreal.


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