Upcoming Events

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March 16, 2019

Give them Wings: Indigenous Youth Taking Flight

Boundary Bay Airport, Delta, BC

9:30am to 1:30pm. The Indigenous LIFT Collective, with leadership from Teara Fraser, has launched the “Give them Wings” initiative to introduce Indigenous youth to aviation. The aviation and aerospace industry is facing critical and growing human resources shortages in almost all areas: pilots, AMEs, machinists, airport operations, marketing, office support.  Increasing the number of Indigenous peoples and women/girls in the industry is part of the solution, especially in remote communities. Indigenous youth will have the opportunity to explore the wonder of flighty—gathering information, checking out aircraft, meeting Indigenous pilots, trying out a simulator and maybe even take a discovery flight. Fraser is a past executive director of the BC Aviation Council, an active member of the Council’s Board and the founder of Iskwew Air. For more information, visit givethemwings.ca.

May 2, 2019

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance: Women in Aerospace

DoubleTree Suites, Southcenter (next to Southcenter Mall), 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle, WA

8:30am to 5pm. unique, one-day conference that brings together managers, executives and rising leaders in aerospace. The conference provides the opportunity to hear aerospace’s leading women deliver the latest market intelligence, share their perspectives on personal and professional development and network for continued action beyond the event. The event will include focused panel discussions, an inspirational keynote and speakers that will energize you with their personal stories of leadership, diplomacy and career pathways. For more information, visit pnaa.net.

July 22-28, 2019

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

EAA Aviation Center, 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI

EAA AirVenture 2019 is the world’s largest fly-in gathering and one of the world’s largest aviation events, with a total attendance of 500,000. Each year, you can enjoy daily air shows, nearly 1,000 forums and workshops and 800 exhibitors. For more information, visit eaa.org.

August 9-11, 2019

Abbotsford International Airshow

Abbotsford International Airport, 30440 Liberator Avenue, Abbotsford, BC

The Abbotsford International Airshow Society (AIAS) is a non-profit society that has operated in British Columbia since 1966, growing well beyond its borders over the past five decades. In 1970, the Government of Canada designated the Abbotsford Airshow as “Canada’s National Airshow.”  With a role from very early on as a significant stop on the ‘Airshow Circuit,’ the Abbotsford International Airshow has distinguished itself as an event focused on aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and community participation. For more information and updates, visit abbotsfordairshow.com.

August 21-22, 2019

YVR for Kids Golf Tournament & Gala Auction Dinner

Golf Tournament: Quilchena Golf & Country Club, 3551 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC

Gala Dinner & Auction: Sheraton Vancouver, Airport, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

From humble beginnings the YVR Airport-sponsored gala has become a major event for the airport community and source of funds for worthy local children’s charities. For more information and updates, visit yvrforkids.org.

October 24, 2019

British Columbia Aviation Council Silver Wings Industry Awards

Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
BCAC’s annual Silver Wings Industry Awards cocktail reception style event recognizes industry colleagues for specific achievements within the aviation and aerospace industry in the province. The BCAC also provides or coordinates more than $57,000 in annual scholarships to students making aviation and aerospace their career choice. For more information. In addition to awards and scholarship ceremony, event includes networking, food service, music, silent auction. For more information, visit bcaviationcouncil.org.

November 18-20, 2019

Air Transport Association of Canada 85th Canadian Aviation Conference and Trade Show

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, QC

ATAC annual AGM and Tradeshow, with close to 500 delegates, members, sponsors and exhibitors in attendance. Keynote speakers, prizes and awards. For more information, visit atac.ca.