B.C. Aviation Council Awards

Villi Douglas, right, was one of the award recipients at the BCAC Awards last week.

The British Columbia Aviation Council’s Annual Silver Wings Awards Banquet, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, overlooking the seaplane base on Coal Harbour.

Seven award winners were as follows: Entrepreneur of the Year in Aviation, Ken Norie, VIH Aviation Group; BCAC Environmental Award in Aviation, Prince Rupert Airport; Back and Bevington Air Safety Award, Darlene George and Simon Dennis, Nav Canada (Victoria Tower); Robert S. Day Award, Villi Douglas, Port Hardy Airport; William Templeton Award, Port McNeill Municipal Airport; Lifetime Achievement in Aviation, Terry Jones, Advantage Helicopters; Lifetime Achievement in Aviation, Danny Sitnam, HeliJet International.

Thirteen student pilots were awarded about $23,000 dollars in scholarship money in total.