In our June/July issue, we celebrate bizav with a visit to Sunwest Aviation in Calgary. We also profile Flightdeck Solutions, discuss northern aviation priorities, and remember the Dash 7. Plus: RCAF retention challenges.
Canadore College aircraft maintenance student, Jaymes Vincent, will be bringing home the gold medal from the Skills Canada National Competition in the post-secondary aerospace technology category.
Vincent, originally from Ottawa, Ont., completed a 12-hour contest, which was separated into modules to include tasks associated with structural repair, sheet metal fabrication, electro-mechanical system troubleshooting, aircraft inspection, reciprocating engine maintenance, gas turbine engine maintenance, aircraft mass and balance, control rigging, and component replacement.
“Jay has put forth a lot of effort in preparing for these competitions and it has paid off,” said Brett Chadwick, professor and coordinator of the aircraft maintenance program. “It is great to keep the winning streak alive and all of the aircraft maintenance professors here at Canadore celebrate the success of these students who participate in this coveted competition.”
In May, Vincent won gold at the Skills Ontario competition, while his classmate Xavier Mainville, won silver. Canadore’s aviation maintenance students have a long history of receiving top rankings at both provincial and national skills competitions:
2018 Jaymes Vincent Gold Skills National Competition
2018 Jaymes Vincent Gold Skills Ontario Competition
2018 Xavier Mainville Silver Skills Ontario Competition
2017 Jason Lawton Gold Skills Ontario Competition
2017 David Gellately Silver Skills Ontario Competition
2015 Colin Cumming Bronze Skills National Competition
2013 Mark Kaszowski Bronze Skills Ontario Competition
2012 Craig Slikker Gold Skills Ontario Competition
2012 Mark Terdik Silver Skills Ontario Competition
2011 James Spurrell Gold Skills National Competition
2010 Erick Mitura Bronze Skills Ontario Competition
2009 John Bolan Silver Skills National Competition
2009 Ryan London Silver Skills Ontario Competition
2008 Jason Leslie Gold Skills Ontario Competition
2008 Peter Rice Bronze Skills Ontario Competition
2007 Eugene Lalande Bronze Skills Ontario Competition
This year’s Skills Canada National Competition was held in Edmonton, Alta., from June 4 to 5. It is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. More than 500 young people from across Canada participate in over 40 skilled trades and technology competitions. In order to compete, students must have ranked in local, regional and provincial/territorial events in order to represent their province/territory.
Following the School of Aviation convocation on June 28, Vincent will begin his career Airbus Helicopters in Fort Erie, Ont.