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.

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.