Congratulations to the 2012 Webster Memorial Trophy Competition Regional Finalists!
Nine Regional Finalists Announced
The Nine Regional Finalists have been selected who will now compete for the coveted title as Canada’s Top Amateur Pilot of 2012. This is the 80th anniversary of the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition.
Saturday June 16, 2012, the nine regional finalists for the 2012 Webster Memorial Trophy Competition were announced. The 9 finalists were notified individually, and a general statement was sent out to the remaining competitors to thank them for their participation in this year’s competition.
The nine regional finalists will be flown to Ottawa, courtesy of Air Canada, and they will arrive Monday August 13th for Webster Week. This will be an exciting week of fun, competition, friendship, networking, and special events culminating with the Awards Banquet when Canada’s Top Amateur Pilot will be announced.
At the Webster Awards Banquet, one of the 9 finalists will receive the well-earned title of Canada’s Top Amateur Pilot for 2012. The Webster Trophy will be presented to the grand prize winner, but all nine regional finalists will be congratulated and recognized for their aviation accomplishments, professionalism, and piloting skills.
The nine finalists will be honoured by a large representation of Webster supporters representing many sectors of the Canadian and the American Aviation community.
The Top 9 Regional Finalists
- British Columbia: Andrew Michael Burns, Coastal Pacific Aviation
- Alberta: Mathieu Jean William Caouette, Skywings Aviation Academy
- Saskatchewan: Shane Daniel Lanouette, Regina Flying Club
- Manitoba: Peter McKenzie Heron, Harv’s Air Service
- Western Ontario: Andrew Curtis Woods, Confederation College
- Central Ontario: Damian Atanasov Dochev, Seneca College
- Eastern Ontario: Andrea Lane Marrocco, Ottawa Flying Club
- Quebec: Louis Rousseau, Cargair Ltée (St. Hubert)
- Atlantic: Robert Joseph Forrest, Greenwood Flight Centre
The entire Webster Team, Webster Sponsors and Webster Supporters congratulate the Nine 2012 Regional Finalists, and their Flight Training Schools. Thanks are also extended to all 96 Competitors this year. The 9 finalists are invited to share their Top Pilot Tips with LearnToFly.ca and their online subscribers.
Webster Early Bird and Flight Instructor Draw Winners
The Webster Trophy
Canada’s Top Amateur Pilot is awarded the Webster Trophy. In addition to naming the Top Pilot, there are many other awards presented to Webster Competitors. There are even awards for Flight Schools and Flight Instructors associated with Webster Competitors.
At the conclusion of the Regional phase of the competition, there were two annual draws with prizes donated through the generosity of Webster supporters.
Early Bird Draw
The Early Bird Draw encourages competitors to apply before May 1st. By applying early, competitors help to ensure they have all the required information submitted with their application early to avoid disappointment. The Early Bird applications also help to reduce the administrative workload on the national administrator later on when the competition deadline approaches.
Flight Instructor Draw
The second draw is to honour the competitors’ flight instructor or person who encouraged the competitors to enter the Webster Trophy Competition. The Flight Instructors named in the Applicant’s packages are eligible for recognition and prizes. There are great prizes available to be won by the competitors and also Flight Instructors who encourage their flight students to join the competition.
The 2012 Early Bird Winners
- Yurey Wu – HME-110 Headset – donated by Sennheiser Canada
- Daniel Tse – $125 Gift Card – donated by Aviation World (Toronto)
- Ryan Dawson – Finely crafted Model of the Snowbird’s Tutor Jet – donated by WINGS Magazine
- Scott Holmes – One year subscription to WINGS Magazine – donated by Wings Magazine
- Stephen Gesner – Aviation Jacket – donated by COPA (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association)
- Madeline Koby – Golf Shirt – donated by COPA
The 2012 Flight Instructor Appreciation – Winners
- Dave MacGlashing, Moncton Flight College – HME-110 Headset - donated by Sennheiser Canada
- Frank Brzobohaty, Ottawa Aviation Services – $125 Gift Card - donated by Aviation World (Toronto)
- Tammy Adams, Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club – Finely crafted Model of the Snowbird’s Tutor Jet – donated by WINGS Magazine
- Ali Sadeghi, Brampton Flight Centre – One year subscription to WINGS Magazine – donated by Wings Magazine
- Dennis Benoit, Chapman Aviation – Aviation Jacket – donated by COPA
- Xavier Locoq, Cargair Ltée – Golf Shirt – donated by COPA
Sennheiser and Webster
Each year Sennheiser Canada presents an Annual Scholarship Grant of $3,000 to the Flight School which encouraged the greatest number of pilots to enter the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition.
Many flight schools enthusiastically support the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition by working hard to encourage their licensed student pilots to enter the competition. Some flight schools offer financial incentives to their flight instructors to help increase the number of their licensed students that apply in the Webster Competition. There are even some flight schools that offer to pay their students’ admin fee to cover their cost for entering the competition.
Moncton Flight College – MFC
Sennheiser and Webster Trophy are pleased to announce that the 2012 winner of the Webster Annual Scholarship is the Moncton Flight College (MFC).
The Moncton Flight College had the greatest number of their licensed student pilots enter the Webster Trophy Competition 2012.
The Sennheiser/Webster Annual Scholarship will be formally presented at the upcoming ATAC (Air Transport Association of Canada) Convention being held in Vancouver this November. The winning flight school (Moncton Flight College) must apply the $3,000 grant towards the training of their students who competed in the 2012 Webster Trophy Competition.
Congratulations to the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition for another great year, and congratulations to the Top Nine Regional Finalists. Also, congrats go out to the Webster Early Bird Draw Winners and the Flight Instructor Draw Winners. And, congratulations to the Moncton Flight College (MFC) for winning the Webster Sennheiser Scholarship again this year.
2012 has been a great year for the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition, and we look forward to the Finals to be held at the Rockcliffe Flying Club (RFC) in Ottawa this August.
Who will be the Top Amateur Pilot in Canada for 2012?
Good Luck to all the Finalists!