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Five new members to be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Five new members to be inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

Five new members will be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in Might 2019.

“In 2019, Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame will honor five individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian aviation,” says Rod Sheridan, chairman of the board for the corridor. “Honored this year are two fighter pilots of the Second World War who post-war continued in aviation development for the rest of their lives. As well, we will honor three individuals whose accomplishments in civil aviation have made advancements in the industry from the design and development of aircraft to building airlines.”

The 2019 inductions will convey to 237 the quantity of Canadians who’ve been put in as members of the Hall of Fame, which is situated on the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

The Class of 2019:

David Charles Fairbanks, DFC (two bars)

Born in Ithaca, New York, in 1922 and raised in america, David Fairbanks enlisted within the Royal Canadian Air Drive in early 1941, earned his pilot’s wings and instructed in Canada earlier than being posted to the U.Okay. He shortly established himself as an impressive chief, and flying the Hawker Tempest fighter, he achieved 15 victories. He commanded 274 Squadron Royal Air Pressure earlier than being shot down simply earlier than VE-Day, and 3 times was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Submit-war he completed his diploma within the U.S., then returned to Canada, working for Dominion Bridge and Sperry, in addition to rejoining the air drive within the RCAF Auxiliary. In 1955 he joined de Havilland Canada as a check pilot. It was on this position that David contributed to the event and market success of that agency’s STOL (Brief Take Off and Touchdown) know-how merchandise up to the DHC-7 turboprop airliner, generally referred to as the Sprint 7. For his work on this area, he was posthumously awarded Canada’s oldest aviation award, the Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy in 1976. David Fairbanks died abruptly on the age of 52 in 1975.

John Peter Holding, P.Eng. MSc, FRAeS

John Holding

John Holding was born in 1943 and educated within the U.Okay., the place he acquired studied aeronautical engineering on the English Electrical element of British Aerospace. That was adopted by a grasp’s diploma in aeronautical engineering from Manchester College in 1967. After 17 years in British business, John was recruited to be a part of Canadair within the improvement of the Challenger twin-engine jet plane.

For the subsequent 25 years he was a drive for innovation, product improvement and engineering overlaying each venture undertaken by Canadair/Bombardier and its wholly owned subsidiaries. The scope of John’s involvement within the development of the Canadian aerospace business as Bombardier’s Government Vice-President for Engineering and Product Improvement is troublesome to overstate.

Submit retirement, Holding has served as an business advisor in addition to board member and chairman for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. He continues to work to additional aerospace engineering innovation in Canada and overseas. The recipient of a number of distinguished awards, John’s worldwide recognition was complemented with an Honorary Doctorate, which he acquired from the College of Montreal in 2001 for excellent achievements in aerospace.

Barry Paul Lapointe, O.B.C.

Barry Lapointe

Born in Vancouver, BC, in 1944, Barry Lapointe graduated with honors from the British Columbia Institute of Know-how within the Plane Upkeep Engineering in 1966. After two years within the aviation business, Barry based Kelowna Flightcraft, now often known as KF Aerospace. He has been chargeable for the event over 48 years of an aerospace engineering and flight providers group based mostly in Kelowna, British Columbia. He has constructed Kelowna Flightcraft into one of the most important Upkeep, Restore and Overhaul operations on the earth, with adjuncts devoted to army coaching, constitution operations and business supply.

In 1974, he launched KF Air Constitution and from 1976 to 2015 KF operated almost 20 plane carrying cargo every day throughout Canada for Purolator and Canada Publish. Right now, almost 80% of the pilots who get hold of their air drive wings cross by way of the doorways of the KF coaching facility at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.

Barry earned his pilot’s license at age 16 and by 21 held a business pilot’s license. Chairman and CEO of KF Aerospace, Barry Lapointe has 17,000 fastened wing flight hours, and in 2016 he added a helicopter license to his qualifications. Amongst his many awards, in 2015 he acquired the Order of British Columbia.

James McGregor “Greg” McDougall

Greg McDougall

Greg McDougall, the CEO of Harbour Air, based mostly in Richmond, British Columbia, was born in 1955 in Santa Barbara, California. Greg started flying in 1975 and co-founded Harbour Air in 1982. His identify has develop into synonymous with excellence in water-borne operations each in Canada and internationally largely by means of his firm. It’s now the most important floatplane group on the earth, working scheduled service from Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria, Sechelt, Comox, Whistler and the Gulf Islands in BC.

Greg started the agency as a modest constitution operation after being laid off from his job as a business pilot. He has taken Harbour Air from its unique restricted scope to a scheduled service serving the coastal space of British Columbia and Washington. Flying as a pilot himself throughout regular enlargement of the corporate, he now has over eight,000 hours in his log guide as a pilot and his firm operates from 10 bases.

Each Greg McDougall and Harbour Air have acquired many awards for administration, service, environmental duty and contributions to air security. Harbour Air is a stalwart supporter of the British Columbia Aviation Council, and Greg himself was named as Tourism Employer of the Yr in 2014 by the Tourism Business Affiliation of Canada.

William Philip “Bill” Paris, C.M.

William Paris

Born in Ottawa, Invoice Paris (1919-2010) devoted his complete life to Canadian aviation. As a fighter pilot within the Royal Canadian Air Drive, he served with distinction with 152 Squadron Royal Air Drive in North Africa as a Spitfire pilot in fight, and later as a check pilot. Following the Second World Struggle, Invoice was a flying teacher in Canada and subsequently made his mark with the Royal Canadian Flying Golf equipment Affiliation, of which he was Secretary-Basic Supervisor for over 20 years and President for the final 5 years of its existence.

Invoice was closely concerned with Transport Canada within the evolution of the regulatory regime governing basic aviation in Canada and the reinstatement of the Webster Trophy competitors for achievement in Canadian aviation.

He was a founding director of the Nationwide Air Museum Society and later served as president, making the case for a correct house for the then Nationwide (now Canada) Aviation and Area Museum. One of his best-known accomplishments was the administration of the technical elements of the Nice London to Victoria Air Race in 1970. He was acknowledged for his efforts each internationally and in Canada, together with funding as a Member of the Order of Canada in 1989.