Amateur pilots will square-off in Brampton, Ontario, Sept, 20-24 for the Webster Memorial Trophy.
The competitors will be examined on the technical knowledge required of a private pilot licence holder. They will compete in a navigation flight planning exercise and in tests on pilot-controller communications, airspace and airport operations.
The flight test will highlight upper air work including the chandelle. A second flight test, in a Redbird flight simulator, covers navigation, instrument and precision flying exercises.
This year’s“Top Amateur Pilot in Canada” will be one of:
BC, Jared Shury, Coastal Pacific Aviation
AB, Reuben Vermeulen, Prairie School of Mission Aviation
SK, Timothy Penner, Mitchinson Flight Centre
MB, Michael Bryson, Harv’s Air
ON West, Maxine Brignell, Sault College
ON Cent, Adrian Worek, Brampton Flight Centre
ON East, Mark Crha, Seneca College
QC, William Prefontaine, CQFA
NB, Mark Nardei, Moncton Flight College
The competition was established in 1932 by Dr. J. C. Webster of Shediac, New Brunswick in memory of his son John Webster who lost his life in an aircraft accident at St. Hubert, Quebec, while practicing to represent Canada in an aerobatic flying competition, The Trans-Canada Air Pageant. In July of 1931, a month before his death, John had represented Canada in his Curtiss-Reid Rambler in the King’s Cup Air Race in England.
The Webster Memorial Trophy Competition is committed to finding the “Top Amateur Pilot in Canada”. It is sponsored by Air Canada – Flight Operations and contributed to by numerous companies and organizations in the aviation sector.
J. Goss + Associates is a proud supporter of the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition.
Mark Crha is the 2016 Webster Trophy winner
Skies Magazine, September 27, 2016 by Andy Cline