2011 – Special Mentions

SPECIAL RECOGNITION 2011 was given to the following short listed deserving nominees of the award:

Jonathan Isaac, Company Aviation Safety Officer & Senior Flight Instructor, Brampton Flight College, Ont. as a deserving nominee, has been invited to participate in training activities at FlightSafety Canada’s Learning Center in Toronto.

Tahara MacDonald, Manager Instructional Services, Moncton Flight College, NB, was the deserving nominee of a three day Instructor Refresher Course given by Seneca College, Ont; also included were monetary contributions from Essential Turbines Inc. & CAAC.

Michael Schuster, Principal Consultant & Director of Operations, Aviation Solutions, Guelph, Ont. was the deserving nominee of an engraved aviator’s watch from Hamilton watches.

L to R Michael Schuster, Principal Consultant & Dir.of Ops Aviation Solutions. & Thomas Sandrin, National Sales Manager, Hamilton watches.

Gregory Worboys, Chief Flight Instructor, Gander Flight Training, NL, was given a seat on an ATAC’S Safety Management Systems (SMS) workshop, facilitated by Mike Doiron, of Doiron Aviation Consultant; also included were monetary contributions from Essential Turbines Inc. & CAAC.

L to R Lynne McMullan, Chair, School of Aviation, Seneca College & President of CAAC, presenting CAAC’S cheque to Gregory Worboys.

L to R Wayne Gouveia, VP Commercial General Aviation, presenting ATAC’S certificate for an SMS workshop to Gregory Worboys, CFI Gander Flight Training. Photo courtesy of Perry Beaton

GREG WORBOYS: “Through the DCAMAWARD (2011) as a deserving nominee, I was awarded a Safety Management Systems workshop, sponsored by ATAC, & facilitated by Mike Doiron, of Doiron Aviation Consultant (DAC) The course really helps a person understand all aspects of SMS; this gave me the tools to start implementing an SMS program at Gander Flight Training where I was CFI., enabling me to reorganize and make my procedures more efficient.

I highly recommend this course to management; to fully understand how to correctly identify the root cause of a problem, which in turn should prevent issues, small or large from reoccurring, making our aviation world much safer.

Apart from the course, the DCAM Flight Instructor Safety Award gave me recognition at ATAC’S AGM & Convention which was great for networking.”