New Board of Directors Appointed - 09 May, 2016
Congratulations and thanks to the new board appointed at the recent Annual General Meeting. Here are the new members (bios and appointments to follow)
Carolyn Mitchell-Rheault, Cathy Cassin, Doug Glussich, Rick Graham, Simon Pont
Scott Ellinor - Director - Membership / Board Secretary
Scott grew up in a home where there was a love of aviation and military jets in particular. Scott remembers that as a child, he attended airshows in Toronto and the US with his father and brother. As an adult, Scott spent 40 years in heavy industry in the London area. During that time Scott continued to attend and be involved in local airshows. With the demise of airshows in London, Scott joined the Jet Aircraft Museum and now has taken on more of a leadership role as a member of the board of directors
"Unfilled" - Director of Facilites
Pending appointment of a "Director of Facilities", Scott Ellinor has taken over responsibility for building upkeep, while Ken Kennedy is handling Silver Star Event Centre duties.
Dave Mills - Director - Safety & Standards, Archives & Acquisitions
Dave is a dedicated photography, air show, and computer gaming enthusiast (i.e. Geek!). Putting his experience to work as an EMS medic, he has taken on the important Safety portfolio. He has been very active acquiring artifacts at affordable prices. Dave's efforts in building our Flight Simulator Room is the main reason why JAM is becoming the "Go-To" place for birthday parties.
If Dave does not submit a Bio soon, the author of this one will "Reveal All"!!
Graham Rawlinson - Director of Flight Operations
Graham has been in aviation for over 35 years when he first become a Private Pilot in the UK. At that time Graham continued his flight training towards becoming a British Commercial Pilot and completed his Multi-engine, and Instrument Rating. A downturn in the aviation industry set Graham on a different path. However, he kept his flying dream alive by becoming a Jet Aircraft owner in 2011 when he purchased a BAC Jet Provost T4 an Ex-RAF Military trainer. He then shipped it to Canada and started the restoration process. This work took over 3 years to complete. Graham's Jet Provost is the first Jet Provost in Canada.
With his knowledge of not only operating a military jet aircraft in Canada but also understanding the requirements to acquire, import and restore aircraft made him a great candidate for the Director of Flight Ops. Graham's vision is to help other Pilots to fulfill their dreams of becoming a Jet Pilot and is now in charge of developing programs to training both Pilots and Ground Crew at the Jet Aircraft Museum.