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On Monday May 15 2017, our association joined with eight other associations from across the country to speak with one voice in an open letter to the Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau on the subject of Fatigue Management. The associations have objected to proposed new Regulations on Fatigue Management on the basis that they will not improve safety, and that they do no recognize the unique requirements of diverse sectors of the commercial aviation community in Canada.
READ THE LETTER
HAC’s Convention Jam Packed!
November 16, 2018 - I am pleased to report that HAC’s Vancouver 2018 Convention was packed to overflowing. Our trade show was sold out, our committee meetings were well-attended, and we attracted many international exhibitors and delegates. Soon the association will be circulating a survey to delegates to get feedback in preparation for our 2019 and 2020 Conventions – both in Vancouver. In keeping with an expanded safety-theme at HAC, the association invited a larger variety of international speakers in an expanded three-and-a-half day format.
November 16, 2018 - HAC is pleased to announce the acclamation of three directors at the AGM on November 2. Jacob Forman of Yellowhead Helicopters will be serving a third consecutive two-year term while Sylvain Seguin of CHL and Paul Spring of Phoenix Helicopters will serve two-year terms. Sylvain Seguin is returning to the board after a one-year absence. Prior to that, he served eight consecutive years.
November 16, 2018 - Lyle Watts of Heli-College Canada was awarded the 2018 Agar-Stringer Award for his life-long contribution to the Canadian helicopter industry.
Lyle graduated from the University of British Columbia as an earth sciences major, specializing in mineral exploration. He trained with Transwest under the instruction of Neil Hart, and then Ed Philips for his instructors license in 1978.
For most of his career he has devoted himself to the flight training community and has about 13,000 hours with 9,000 hours of instructing. He is endorsed on the Bell 47, 206, 204 and 212, and Hughes 300, R22 and 44. Congratulations, Lyle!
November 16, 2018 - Our Honorary Life Member Award Winner in 2018 is Sylvain Seguin of CHL. He first trained as a fixed-wing pilot in 1979 in North Bay. He completed his helicopter commercial license with Nipissing Helicopters in 1980, where he began his first job in the industry flying for Luc Pilon at the same company. In 1983 he completed his instructor’s license and started work for Lakeland as an instructor and in exploration, drill projects and fires.
November 16, 2018 - Recently, Transport Canada announced its new Director Generals. Nicholas Robinson has been named the new Director General, while Francois Collins has been named the new Associate Director General. The division of responsibility between the two positions has not yet been fully articulated.
Aurora Aerotech Inc.
Avio Design Group
Dangerous Goods Management Service Inc. (DGMS)
Eye in the Sky
Flight Dynamics Aviation Consulting
Salmon Arm, BC
Mineral Well, MN
Huey Helicopters Inc.
Integrated Team Solutions Ltd.
RBC Wealth Management
WSP Canada Inc.
Bajo Reef Helicopters Ltd.
Pitt Meadows, BC
Monashee Helicopters Ltd.
Pitt Meadows, BC
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