Benefits of the DCAM Award


The recipient’s name is engraved on the prestigious trophy and entered in the associated logbook, both on permanent display in the Museum.

EACH YEAR, every nominee  receives  a personalized letter from the founder JANE ABRAMSON.

The DCAM introduced a ‘Legacy Award‘ in 2013. The Award is only provided when a deserving candidate has made it to the final selection process, and will not necessarily be given out each year.

The annual DCAM award has considerable advantages for each year’s recipient:

The winning candidate receives a crystal sculpture of an eagle to take home, and additions to the award are offered yearly by our sponsors, who this year are:

From the Canadian Association of Aviation Colleges (CAAC)

The Members of CAAC are firm believers in promoting safety and excellence in aviation education. For this reason, CAAC is proud to contribute to the DCAM FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR SAFETY AWARD by giving the recipient of the DCAM Award a high quality flight bag and a check for the amount of $250.

From Air Transport Association of Canada:

ATAC provides a venue at their Canadian Aviation Conference & Tradeshow for the founders, Jane and Rikki Abramson, to present the David Charles Abramson Memorial Flight Instructor Safety Award.  The instructor receiving the award is acknowledged in front of the industry and given national exposure.

Our sincere appreciation to ATAC for offering to the recipient OR a deserving nominee, a seat on a Safety Management Systems (SMS) workshop conducted by them at one of numerous sites across the country; including all training materials. The workshops are facilitated by Mike Doiron of Doiron Aviation Consultant.


From Air Canada:

From Air Canada – Air Canada sponsors the DCAM Flight Instructor Safety Award, by providing transportation for the recipient, who will be presented with the award by Jane & Rikki Abramson at ATAC’S 2017 Canadian Aviation Conference & Tradeshow from the 6th to 8th of November, 2017 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QC.

From FlightSafety International:

“FlightSafety International will invite the award recipient to experience and participate in training activities provided at the company’s Learning Centers in either Montreal or Toronto.  FlightSafety’s Montreal Learning Center provides training programs on the Bombardier Challenger aircraft. Training programs devoted to Bombardier’s deHavilland Dash 8 and Twin Otter aircraft are offered at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Toronto.”

From Essential Turbines Inc.:

Two nights hotel accommodation with a monetary contribution, total of $1,000.

From Sennheiser (Canada) Inc.:

HMEC 400 NoiseGard™ Headsets/Pilot’s Headset with NoiseGard™ Active Noise Compensation.

The HMEC 400 is a Pilot’s headset with closed ear protector headphones and Noisegard(tm) active noise compensation for use in helicopters, propeller and turbo-prop aircraft.


  1. Constant attenuation of up to 40 dB throughout the entire audio range
  2. Advanced transducer design ensures excellent speech intelligibility
  3. Electronics fully integrated into headphone capsules
  4. Can be used as conventional headphones when supply voltage is switched off
  5. Noise-compensated boom microphone for superior speech transmission

From the Canadian Forces Snowbirds:

A congratulatory letter and hard-mounted, signed lithograph

From Seneca College

In recognition of the caliber of instructor nominated for the DCAM Flight Instructor Safety Award and experience they have to share, one seat in the (Transport Canada authorized) Seneca College Instructor Refresher Course will be awarded to a deserving nominee.

This is a three day course which includes informative presentations on current instructor trends, workshops, group discussions and simulator sessions in the Cessna 172, Beechcraft Bonanza, Baron and CRJ simulators at Seneca College.

From Wings, & Helicopters
Canada’s national aviation magazines

Canada’s national aviation magazines are proud to recognize the recipient of the David Charles Abramson Memorial Flight Instructor Safety Award with national media coverage in print and online, personal gift subscriptions to WINGS Magazine and HELICOPTERS Magazine, as well as a 10-copy gift subscription for their flight school.

From Hamilton watches (Swatch Group Canada)

swiss made, automatic movement, integrated aviation functions

Hamilton are proud to be a Sponsor & Timekeeping Sponsor of the DCAM Flight Instructor Safety Award and are generously donating two engraved watches; KHAKI QNE Aviator’s watch to the recipient of the (DCAM) and a Linwood Chrono Black Leather watch for a DESERVING NOMINEE. Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, PA, USA. & has been timing the skies since 1919 when the pioneering pilots of the era put their trust in the precision of its watches and navigation instruments. Hamilton became the official watch of TWA, Eastern United & Northwest in the 1930’s. Adventure joined accuracy, as these instruments demonstrated their unrivalled expertise ‘co-piloting’ expeditions with destinations as challenging as the North Pole.

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