Community Papers

Nelson Pilots Associaion honoured

The Nelson Pilots Association is the 2013 recipient of the BC Aviation Council’s William Templeton Trophy - Submitted photo
The Nelson Pilots Association is the 2013 recipient of the BC Aviation Council’s William Templeton Trophy
— image credit: Submitted photo

Earlier this year, the British Columbia Aviation Council awarded the Nelson Pilots Association COPA Flight 87 with the prestigious William Templeton Trophy.

This award is given out annually for outstanding initiative and achievement in the successful development of a community airport or floatplane landing facility by an individual, association, municipal government or company.

The inscription on the award reads: “Presented to the Nelson Pilots Association to recognize the contribution made to aviation in the province of BC by the pilots and people involved in keeping Nelson’s vital airport open and running since 1912.”

The William Templeton Trophy is awarded annually to deserving nominees. Past winners include the Abbotsford International Airport, Kamloops Airport Authority Society and the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.