2016 Recipients of the Continuation Flying Training Awards

The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the Continuation Flying Training Awards. Congratulations to the recipients below who will receive formal presentation by their provincial committees in the near future.

Alberta – Taylor Rae Hemmings (810 Sqn), Benjamin Robak (903 Sqn), Jonathan Storrow (604 Sqn)
British Columbia – Jack Gilfillan (655 Sqn), Caitlyn Lam (386 Sqn), Victoria Welte (205 Sqn)
New Brunswick – Nigel Sood (334 Sqn)
Ontario – Vince Ou (140 Sqn), Reanna Palleske (598 Sqn), Justin Pymento (110 Sqn), Tristan Rhoads (532 Sqn), Benjamin Skippen (826 Sqn)
Prince Edward Island – Chris Zhou (60 Sqn)
Quebec and Ontario Valley – Maximillian Berari (555 Sqn), Simon Coletti (100 Sqn), Dylan Oakes (690 Sqn)

The purpose of the Continuation Flying Training Awards is to provide cadets who have successfully completed the Power Pilot Scholarship Course the opportunity to continue to accumulate pilot-in command flight time. These awards given to the highest achievers as determined by the Chief Flying Instructor at the assigned flight school, range in value from $1000 to $2500 and are established by the generosity of organizations like the Air Line Pilots Association, CAE, the Air Canada Pilots Association, the Air Transport Association of Canada, the Canadian Business Aviation Association, Jazz Aviation LP, the Royal Canadian Air Force Association and the College of Professional Pilots of Canada.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization which is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

2016 Recipients of the Annual Music Awards for Excellence

The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce William Mann, of 18 Dartmouth Lions Squadron in Shearwater, Nova Scotia, and Dylan Scheerschmidt, of Bow Valley Squadron in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, as this year’s recipients of the Air Cadet League of Canada Annual Music Awards for Excellence.

As part of the Annual Music Awards for Excellence, two awards are presented annually, one each to an outstanding Air Cadet Military Band Musician and an outstanding Air Cadet Pipe Band Musician. William Mann has earned the Air Cadet Military Band Musician Award and Dylan Scheerschmidt the Air Cadet Pipe Band Musician Award.

In addition to a cheque in the amount of $350 provided by Long & McQuade, each cadet musician will receive a watch courtesy of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization which is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

2016 Recipient of the WestJet Pilots’ Association Continuation Pilot Training Award

The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce WO2 Ryan Petrie, of 330 Danforth Tech Squadron in Toronto, Ontario, as this year’s recipient of the WestJet Pilots’ Association Continuation Pilot Training Award.

WO2 Petrie has completed his Basic Aviation Course, his Advanced Aviation Course, his Glider Pilot Scholarship Course and his Power Pilot Scholarship Course. He has earned the distinction of Top Student Glider Pilot in the Central Region and obtained a score of 96% on his Transport Canada Private Pilot Exam. He will be enrolled in the Aviation Technology Flight Program at Sault College to obtain an Advanced Diploma in Aviation Technology and a Commercial Pilot’s License.

The WestJet Pilots’ Association Continuation Pilot Training Award is presented annually to one of the top graduates of the Power Pilot Training Program who expresses an interest in a career as a commercial pilot. Applicants must be actively involved in an Air Cadet Squadron and must hold a current Transport Canada Private Pilot License.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization which is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

2016 Recipient of the CASARA Foundation Continuation Flying Award

The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce FSgt Marika Dewar-Norosky, of 317 Strathclair Squadron in Newdale, manitoba, as this year’s recipient of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) Foundation Continuation Flying Award.

Outside of cadets, FSgt Dewar-Norosky is a member of her local fire department and would like to use her license to volunteer with the CASARA. She wants to continue enhancing her navigation skills and help bridge the divide that exists between the ground and the air. She hopes one day to be able to work as a gliding instructor and eventually a tow pilot for the gliding operations.

The CASARA Foundation Continuation Flying Award is presented annually to one of the top graduates of the Air Cadet Power Pilot Training Program who expresses an interest in using their flying qualifications to help other individuals or organizations. Applicants must be actively involved in an Air Cadet Squadron and must hold a current Transport Canada Private Pilot License.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization which is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

Condolences to the family and friends of Captain Thomas McQueen

We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Captain Thomas McQueen, an RCAF CF-18 pilot who was tragically lost in a training accident on Monday November 28 near Cold Lake. Capt McQueen was a former air cadet and graduate of the Air Cadet Power Pilot Scholarship.

The Air Cadet League of Canada and all its members would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Capt McQueen, and to his cadet and Canadian Armed Forces families.

75th anniversary Reunion Night

We invite you to review the highlights of the 75th anniversary – Reunion night of the Air Cadet League of Canada, Québec and Ottawa Valley, with this short video memory!

Former Air Cadet Received Distinguished Award

Virgil P. Moshansky joined the 287 Lamont Air Cadet Squadron in 1945 and over the next four years rose to the rank of Cadet Station Warrant Officer. Through his cadet career he not only achieved his cadet wings but also the DCRA Marksmanship awards.
What did Air Cadets mean to Alberta Supreme Court Justice Moshansky in his career? Everything! The following is his story.

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Air Cadet from PEI, member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council!

Chris Zhou, Air Cadet from Charlottetown, PEI, has been selected to be one of the 15 leading young Canadians to become the first members of Prime Minister’s Youth Council! The Council will advise the Prime Minister on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change and clean growth. Chris was the 2014 National Effective Speaking Competition winner. Congratulations Chris!

http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2016/09/28/new-members-prime-ministers-youth-council