2023 – Recipient


Nicky  is an accomplished Flight Instructor.  The number of  years and flying hours she has dedicated to flight instruction is impressive.  She has the ability to modify her teaching techniques to the students she is mentoring – a great mentor to all. Always upgrading an already remarkable record.  A strong supporter of the ‘SMS’ Safety Management System culture.  Her leadership, motivation, inspiration and passion for flying have been sought after.  An ‘Honorary Snowbird’ for a day, she participated in a Snowbirds Formation Flight.

A senior Flight Instructor at the School of Aviation, Seneca College and a First Officer with Air Canada.

A quote from this year’s recipient

An excerpt from her acceptance speech:

“I am so grateful to be here today to accept this prestigious award.

Although I never had the opportunity to meet David, it is with great pride that I accept this award, and I pass on my sincere condolences to Jane & her family.  My heartfelt thanks go out to you for your strong commitment to the promotion of safety and the continuous improvement that is always needed in this industry.  Recognizing the dedication and hard work of the Flight Instructing community is a great way to keep promoting and encouraging new and aspiring pilots to strive to become a part of our amazing team.”