'Tis the Month of No Charge Webinars
Today at 1:00 Pacific, BCAC's Youth Engagement Committee is running their industry update and aviation job search seminar; June 9th, 2:00 Pacific is our "What's Next" session; and, June 16th, 3:00 Pacific is our first virtual Annual General Meeting.
Upcoming Webinars of Interest
The BCAC Youth Engagement Webinar Learning Series begins today,1:00pm Pacific, offering a valuable skill-building workshop and Q+A interviews online to inspire our young people to maintain growth mindsets, while providing access to the collective expertise and insights of our industry leaders. Heather Bell, Chair BCAC, TPD Human Resources and Jazz will be presenting. The current state of the industry, building your resume, and what air operators are looking for are the topics of the day.
"Seating" limited to 100 and is "selling" out.
Free registration is at https://bit.ly/2Tfrsw6. If you are a Student, make sure you sign up for free BCAC membership. Recent Graduate memberships are $20 annually.
Looking forward to an informative session today.
The BC Aviation Council Is Holding a COVID-19 Webinar June 9th, 2:00pm Pacific on "What Comes Next? BC Air Carriers and Airports Chart Recovery". Free registration for members and non-members is through BCAviationCouncil.org events here. Members get priority "seating". If you like the proactive approach the BC Aviation Council is taking tackling COVID-19, support our efforts by becoming an individual ($100/year) or corporate ($500/year) member.
COVID-19 stopped air carriers and airports in their tracks, with aviation business down over 93% in the Province. Travel, tourism and economic development are some of the most virus impacted sectors. In response, air carriers and airports are developing and implementing action plans in real time.
This one-hour webinar allows industry professionals responding to the crisis to discuss their plans and views looking forward.
The webinar is co-hosted by the BC Aviation Council (BCAC), the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC), and the BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) in recognition of the impact that this crisis is having on aviation, aerospace, tourism, communities, and the economy. We will all need to work closely together for recovery to be successful.
Quentin Smith, President, Pacific Coastal, Airlines (third largest YVR air operator by movements)
Parm Sidhu, Airport General Manager, Abbotsford International Airport
Brant Arnold-Smith, Director, Security and Terminal Operations, Victoria International Airport
Moderator, Rob Beynon, Founder, Operations Economics Inc.
BCAC to Run First Virtual AGM
Join us on June 16th, 3:00pm Pacific, for our first Zoom annual general meeting. Registration is at https://bit.ly/BCAC-AGM-2020. Only open to BCAC Members. We promise this 1:15 long AGM will be one of the most informative and entertaining AGMs you've ever attended!
Welcoming Remarks - Heather Bell, Chair
2019 Financial Results - Jack Lazareff, Treasurer
Election of Directors - Gregg Rafter, Chair Governance Committee
- Steve Michoulas, Partner, McMillan Law
- Cathy Press, CEO, Chinook Helicopters
Laura Mortensen, Founder, Curiosity Analysis, Kelowna
BCAC's Operational Response to COVID-19: Ensuring our Own Survival - Jack Lazareff/Heather Bell
New Five Year Strategic Plan - Teara Fraser, Vice Chair
Executive Director's Report 2019/2020 - Dave Frank
Hope to "see" you there.
If you have topics for future COVID webinars, contact us at Dave@BCAviationCouncil.org
How Airports and Travel Will Be Changed and Reshaped
This BCEDA May 28th Webinar is being posted in the new resources section of our website here. Dave, our Executive Director, would like to thank the BC Economic Development Association for inviting him to participate.
The new resources section of our website is building a library of B.C. relevant studies, correspondence, presentations plus some fun items like event photos, for our members' use.
Calling All Certified Financial Planners (CFP)
If you are a CFP, or know a CFP, who understands the aviation and aerospace industry - especially the formidable challenges faced by Students pursuing their Commercial Pilots License ($85,000!) - we want to hear from you.
This week we heard from one of our Student members and active Volunteer:
"I was just wondering if you are willing to and can refer me to any professional financial advisor specializing in flight training and all its related expenses. I would like to talk to someone in order to create a plan and to review my options to help me fund my CPL flight training, and I was wondering if you specifically know someone?
I have an advisor at my bank that I will be seeing but I am also searching for someone who has knowledge about the industry and its funding options for students.
If you know someone and can refer to me to someone, that would be great!"
Well we thought this made a lot of sense and would be a great service to offer our Student members. If you fit this bill, contact Dave.
All good things and be safe.