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 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. ATAC will also present a ‘certificate of recognition’ to the recipient.

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 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

Adventure meets accuracy in a pilot’s watch, designed for pilots, co-pilots and urban aviators

Hamilton are proud to be a Sponsor & Timekeeping Sponsor of the DCAM Flight Instructor Safety Award and are generously donating two Khaki Aviation watches to the recipient of the (DCAM) and for the DESERVING NOMINEE.

Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Timing the skies since 1918 when the pilots of the first US airmail service between Washington and New York wore Hamilton watches Hamilton became the official watch of TWA, Eastern, United and Northwest Airlines, in the 1930s. Hamilton is now the official timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race world championship, the new dimension of motorsports and taking the aviation watches to new heights.

From Lost Aviator Coffee Company

Lost Aviator Coffee Company is proud to be a sponsor of the prestigious ‘DCAM’ Flight Instructor Safety Award.

“Lost Aviator Coffee Company was founded by longtime friends & airline pilots, Adam & Steve. Grounded by the pandemic in 2020, they decided that when life gives you lemons…make coffee!

Our coffee is inspired by a desire to roast a delicious brew that is ethically traded & sustainably farmed using the most advanced and ecological roasting techniques. We hope our coffee makes you smile and is the jet fuel that helps you soar through your day.”

Their sponsorship package will include; a travel mug, travel coffee press, coffee & hat.