Monthly Archive for August, 2009

So You Think You Can Fly?

WEBSTER MEMORIAL COMPETITION WINNER CORY RABY

WEBSTER MEMORIAL COMPETITION WINNER "CORY RABY"

Last week-end, Cory-Daniel Raby, a pilot who received his flight training at the Ottawa Flying Club, won the prestigious Webster Memorial Trophy Competition, an annual event aimed at determining the Top Amateur Pilot in Canada.  The Webster Trophy Competition includes 9 regional competitions and the national finals, held this year at the Bramption Flight Center.  This is a prestigious event and quite a coup for Cory and for the Ottawa Flying Club.

Cory started training with the Ottawa Flying Club in September 2008 as part of the Aviation Managent Program at Algonquin College, a sixteen month diploma program that aims to prepare students for careers in commercial aviation.   The Ottawa Flying Club provides all the flight training and grounds school courses to the program participants.

Congratulations to Cory and to his instructors! Bravo Zulu.

Leadership Training

I just spent the last week on a training course with Scouts Canada.  It was an interesting course focused on teaching us to better develop the children through fun experiential learning.  One comment really struck me - Scouting is the only organization that I know of that starts training and forming its future leaders at age five.  Only a volunteer movement could hope to accomplish such a task.