Royal Canadian Air Cadet 222 Shuswap Squadron cadet Shawn Smelsky’s photo of Salmon Arm from the air during a glider training exercise has been chosen as Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) October photo of the month.

High-flying photo earns honour

Local Royal Canadian Air Cadet 222 Shuswap Squadron cadet Shawn Smelsky’s photo of Salmon Arm from the air has been selected

Local Royal Canadian Air Cadet 222 Shuswap Squadron cadet Shawn Smelsky’s photo of Salmon Arm from the air has been selected as Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) October photo of the month.

Smelsky took his photo from a glider 3,000 feet over Salmon Arm during gliding exercises on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27.

Smelsky has been getting compliments for his photo on the YVR blog and on both YVR’s and RCAC 222 Shuswap Squadron’s Facebook pages.

More great aerial photos of Salmon Arm can be viewed at 222 Shuswap Squadron’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/222RCACS.

YVR is currently renovating the domestic terminals and has had a photo contest ongoing since February 2013 to help brighten up the temporary walls covering the construction.

People from all over the world have been submitting photos taken from various types of aircraft of Canada from the air. The best photos will become part of a permanent display once the renovations are done.

Gliding is only one of the activities the local air cadets participate in. Other activities include citizenship and community service, public speaking, leadership skills, survival skills, and marksmanship among others.

The local squadron meets on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Activity Center, 451 Shuswap Street SW in Salmon Arm.

All youth between 12 and 18 are eligible to join and there are no registration fees.

You can also access YVR’s October photo of the month through the Vancouver International Airport’s website page at www.yvr.ca and follow the blog links.

 

Just Posted

In photos: Monashee Mountain Men Black Powder Shoot

Black powder firearms enthusiasts gathered together to test their skills at the… Continue reading

Reel Reviews: Atypical college life

We say, “Life of the Party is pleasant and harmless.”

Caravan Farm Theatre fundraiser embraces outlaw spirit

The third annual Hands Up! Live Auction Fundraisder is June 2

In Photos: Trooper attracts a crowd on Shuswap Lake

Hundreds of boats turn up to watch the Canadian rockers play atop a 94 foot houseboat

Salmon Arm Secondary hosts B.C. mountain biking championships

Over 200 riders expected to hit the trails May 25-26

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks

The flood-ravaged Kootenay-Boundary region begins to heal

Martin Mars waterbombers’ firefighting days are done

Wayne Coulson said his company still hopes to find a new home for the vintage aircraft

Cat stuck on telephone pole in the South Okanagan rescued

FortisBC rescued a cat stuck on a telephone pole in Kaleden

NHL playoffs weekly roundup

Vegas Golden Knights have done the impossible and have a chance at hoisting the Stanley Cup

Changes needed for ‘Alert Ready’ mass emergency system

‘You need to strike this careful balance between alerting people to lots of problems — and doing it too often’

Your Shuswap with Ted Crouch

Find out what people in your community love about the Shuswap and Salmon Arm

Las Vegas Golden Knights move on to Stanley Cup final

Improbable run continues for NHL’s newest expansion team

Oregon’s flooded recreational pot market a cautionary tale to Canada

‘In a broader sense, we are adding legal production to an already robust illegal production’

Most Read