Six years later in August 2017, Ashley earned her Private Pilot License through the Air Cadet program.
In recognition of Ashley’s participation in the First Flights for Kids program and her success in earning a Private Pilot License, the AFC’s First Flights for Kids coordinators, Ron Becker and Mark Thibault, were proud to present Ashley with a First Flights for Kids award and 1-year membership to the flying club.
Also, Ashley has graciously agreed to participate in the 2018 First Flights for Kids 10th Anniversary event, this time as a ground school instructor where she can inspire more children with the joy of flight.
It is very satisfying to see kids get their first introduction to flight with our club and take their interest in aviation to the next level.
Awesome job, Ashley and we look forward to having you as a member.
In August 2017, Valerie and Bob Leroux completed their Canada 150 aviation journey across the country from Victoria to St. John’s and back. They will be giving a presentation at the Abbotsford Flying Club on November 8th at 7:30 PM.
As planned, they visited the ten provincial capitals and their respective legislature buildings for a photo with their Canada flag, then on to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and, of course, a few aviation museums along the way.
They also stopped at some of the airports where the Royal Canadian Air Cadets were training for their Private Pilot Licence (PPL), to share their story and to encourage today’s young pilots to consider a career in aviation.
Bob and Valerie will share some of their flying experiences, photos and stories of their journey and of the people that they met on this exciting once-in-a-lifetime journey.