Mr. St. Clair McColl receives Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award

On this third annual National Aviation Day, Mr. St. Clair McColl, owner and operator of Saltspring Air, was awarded the Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award. Brian Jean, the Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport, the Honourable Chuck Strahl, presented the award to Mr. McColl at a National Aviation Day celebration at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

Mr. McColl, a pilot for over 30 years, demonstrated industry leadership towards safety in 2010 when his company, Saltspring Air, was the first to have emergency push out windows installed on the entire fleet of de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver floatplanes. The technology used is the same that is used for off-shore helicopters and this is the first time to be used on fixed-wing aircraft.