Aviation student named top amateur pilot



Liam Cohen, an Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology student at Seneca College in Ontario, has been named the winner of the 2017 Webster Memorial Trophy competition.

Two men shake hands at award ceremony
Liam Cohen, left,
receives the Webster Medallion from Chris Clarke, director of flight operations at Air Canada Rouge. Webster Memorial Trophy Competition Photo

The competition is considered one of Canada’s most prestigious events for amateur aviators. This marks the sixth time a Seneca Aviation student has won the trophy.


Cohen was in Saskatoon last week with eight other amateur pilots. They took part in a week-long series of flight tests, flying exercises, written exams and simulator exercises.

By claiming the top prize in the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition, Cohen will have his name added to the trophy which is on display permanently at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

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