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Webster Trophy Competition Goes Back to British Columbia
By: Ian Brown, EAA 675159, Editor, Bits and Pieces
December 2021 – The Canadian Webster Trophy competition will be held at Southern Interior Flight Centre (SIFC) in Kelowna, British Columbia, in 2022.
The last time the trophy was awarded was in 2019, in Dieppe, in the parish of Moncton, New Brunswick, and the competition returns to British Columbia for the first time since 2015. It is first competed for in regional competitions and the finals are held in locations which move around the country.
EAA has partnered with the Webster Trophy organization and presents one-year EAA memberships to all the regional finalists. The competition was initiated by Dr. John C. Webster of Shediac, New Brunswick, in memory of his son John Webster Jr., who was killed in an aircraft accident while rehearsing an aerobatic display in St. Hubert, Quebec. He had previously represented Canada in the King's Cup Air Race in England. The competition is for amateur pilots, including EAA members. Presumably, as well as memorializing his son, the competition was intended to raise aviation safety through the collaboration of all organizations involved. You can read more about the competition in the press release.