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The prestigious 2019 David Charles Abramson Memorial (DCAM) Flight Instructor Safety Award was presented at the Air Transport Association of Canada’s annual conference on Nov. 19 to Jack Proctor of the Seneca College School of Aviation.
He received the award from co-founders Jane and Rikki Abramson, who established it in memory of their son, a passionate and dedicated flight instructor who died in 1998.
This year’s recipient of the award has given back to the industry for many years. Proctor leads by example and is a great communicator and mentor, with an unsurpassed dedication to instructing. His experience as a captain with Air Canada, where he has also worked as an instructor and check pilot, allows him to provide his students with a wider viewpoint, thus equipping them with the necessary knowledge for today’s ever-changing world.
Proctor authored Canadian Flight Notes — formerly known as The Proctor Notes — a publication for flight instructors.
In his acceptance speech, Proctor acknowledged “the goal of this award is to recognize the important role flight instructors play in making flying safer.”
Proctor’s name has been engraved on the trophy and entered in the official DCAM logbook, both permanently displayed at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.
Nominations for the DCAM award can be submitted through the website at any time throughout the year.