Awards and the Trophy

First Prize

The winner is awarded: 

  • the beautiful John C. Webster bronze medallion, depicting the Webster Trophy;
  • an Air Canada pass for two, valid anywhere within the Air Canada system for Canada, USA & Caribbean;
  • an Aerospace Evo aviator's watch donated by Breitling Canada;
  • a framed print depicting John Webster's aircraft painted by one of Canada's foremost aviation artists, Robert Bradford;
  • a professional development day with the Snowbirds;
  • a cash award donated by the Air Canada Pilots Association;
  • a cash award donated by Collegiate Aviation Canada;
  • a Certificate of Achievement donated by the Air Transport Association of Canada;
  • a position as a flight instructor with Brampton Flight Centre once qualified; and
  • a $2,000 grant toward a Flight Instructor Rating donated by Moncton Flight College.

 Second Prize

The Runner-Up is awarded:

  • their name on the Eunice Carter Memorial Trophy, given for excellence in overall piloting skills;
  • a Colt Quartz aviator's watch donated by Breitling Canada;
  • a Webster plaque denoting runner-up status;
  • a cash award donated by the College of Professional Pilots of Canada;
  • a framed print of John Webster's aircraft (as described above); and
  • a $1,000 grant toward a Flight Instructor Rating donated by Moncton Flight College.

Remaining National Finalists

  • Webster plaques denoting their status as finalists; and
  • a $1,000 grant toward a Flight Instructor Rating donated by Moncton Flight College

Everyone receives:

  • all flying costs covered for any required familiarization or check-out flight and the two National Finals flight tests courtesy of Airline Pilot's Association (ALPA);  
  • simulator passes donated by CAE
  • a one year membership donated by the Canadian Owners & Pilots Association;
  • a one year subscription donated by WINGS magazine;
  • a one year subscription to SKIES magazine
  • a one year subscription to Canadian Aviator;
  • a copy of the online pilot training module from Online Single-pilot Resource Management;
  • personalized Snowbird lithographs signed by the entire current year's team; and
  • A guaranteed job interview with Air Canada once they are qualified.

One finalist receives

  • their name on the new Nav Canada Trophy for excellence in pilot/controller communication.

The Webster Trophy and the Webster Medallion

The Webster Trophy itself was designed by the renowned Canadian sculptor Robert Tait MacKenzie (1867-1938). It is a beautiful bronze figure of the mythical Greek god, Icarus, and symbolically represents youth and flight. The Trophy is prominently displayed at the Aviation & Space Museum  in Ottawa who generously make it available for the symbolic presentation to the winner at the annual Webster Memorial Trophy Presentation Banquet.



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