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2018 Scholarship Winners

The BCFA is proud to present Sylvain Leone and Skylar Pridham each with a BCFA $2,500.00 monetary 2018 Scholarship Award.

Sylvain Leone

Sylvain Leone completed his Sea Plane Endorsement at Air-Hart Aviation in Kelowna BC.
This deserving award winner will be continuing with their advanced float training program to become a float plane instructor as a full-time career. Sylvain is an active participant in the local flying community and is on the executive board of the Kelowna Flying Club. 
Sylvain says: "Check out the video link! My solo flight to complete my float rating. Thank you BCFA!!"


Skylar Pridham

Skylar Pridham completed his Sea Plane Endorsement with Ocean Air Floatplanes in Victoria, BC.
Here he is enjoying his final two hours of training up at Widgeon Lake. Skylar says everything went smoothly and he had a grin on his face the whole time!  Skylar is currently employed at Pacific Coastal Airlines as a first officer on their Beechcraft 1900. He will continue with the advanced float training program and has career aspirations in BC as an aerial firefighter in the summers while working for a float plane operation in the winters.

2017 Scholarship Winner

Fanny Leroy

The BCFA is proud to present Fanny Leroy with a BCFA $2,500.00 monetary 2017 Scholarship Award at an award get-together with some of the BCFA Directors.


2016 Scholarship Winner

Dominic Beaumont

The BCFA is proud to present Dominic Beaumont with a BCFA $2,500.00 monetary 2016 Scholarship Award at our AGM meeting July in Nelson BC.


2015 Scholarship Winners
Jessica James and Cole Hausdorf

Jessica James
The BCFA is proud to present Jessica James with a BCFA $2,500.00 monetary 2015 Scholarship Award. Jessica has helped out continuously as a volunteer throughout the years from a very young age. She has and continues to work hard to pay for flight training, is a dedicated and hardworking individual who holds a Private Pilot Licence.& night rating. Jessica is also working towards her Commercial Pilots LIcence and is currently employed by Harbour Air, planning on her future float flying career.



Cole Hausdorf completing his Sea Plane Endorsement at YPK.
This individual is a very deserving pilot who has been working in the aviation industry, airport maintenance to help pay for his flight training. He has dedicated his time to the BCFA, holds is Commercial Pilots Licence and is planning on a float plane career.


2014 BCFA Scholarship Winner

Sean Samuel

Our first BCFA Scholarship recipient Sean Samuel was given a $2,500.00 monetary award, a certificate and trophy at our Annual General Meeting held at Timothy Lake July 18th - 20th. Sean will be using the money towards his Sea Rating, and will be commencing his training in October 2014. Sean is currently a flight instructor at the Pacific Flying Club, Boundary Bay, BC and is very active volunteering his time in many other facets of the aviation community, some of which include; being a member of the Youth Engagement Committee with the BC Aviation Council as well as participating in the Mentorship Program run by the Aviation Leadership Forum. He also volunteers for other aviation events including the COPA For Kids Program. Congratulations Sean and best to you in your aviation endeavors.



We would like to thank the following organizations/people for their financial donation to the B.C. Floatplane Association

Fort Langley Air
Gold - Jun '19

The best float plane training in North America and the experienced pilot’s preference for training  in the Pacific Northwest. We offer seaplane ratings, bush pilot certification, pilot u-fly seaplane packages, custom charters and tours on British Columbia’s wild and pristine west coast. The only place in Western Canada to train on a DHC-2 Beaver.

(604) 513-9886 

24600 River Rd, Langley, BC  V1M 3R4 


LangleyAero Structures
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '19

Experienced & well equipped Transport Canada approved shops in Langley & Fort Langley float base. 

604 530 4077 

Lakes District Air Services Ltd
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '18

Easily accessible on the west side of Burns Lake – Close to town

 Stop by for fuel anytime! – CFS Identifier CLD3

Please call prior to landing so we can be ready for you!  250.692.3229 

1810 Hwy. 35, Burns Lake, BC  V0J 1E2

AeroSport Power
Bronze sponsor - Jul '19

Our new engine release is 382 WildCat

Roller camshaft, counterweighted crankshaft, cold air sump.



Progressive Air
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '19

Supplying Aircraft Operators Worldwide



Inland Communications Services
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '19

ICS Avionics

Avionics Sales and Service since 1972.
Kamloops, BC  250.376.1121

Island Coastal Aviation
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '18

We offer Private, Commercial, Seaplane, Mountain and Bushpilot training courses 

Island Coastal Aviation Inc.
202 18799 Airport Way  
Pitt Meadows, BC  V3Y 2B4 

Acorn Welding
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '18

New owner of Seaplanes West 


Skye Avionics
bronze - May '19

Skye Avionics is a premier supplier & installer of all kinds of avionics & wiring. 

Located in Victoria & Campbell River. 

Free quote or consultation.  250 923 7599 

Bronze Sponsor - Jun '19

Aviation Insurance Specialists, Insuring Canadians – Coast to Coast.

18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows, BC  VY3 2B4 

1 877 789 2471