Shuswap air cadet earns pilot wings

Clingwall, 17, was applauded for his dedication in successfully completing the course.

Shuswap 222 air cadet Deverick Clingwall.

Flight Sgt. Deverick Clingwall from 222 Shuswap Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) in Salmon Arm, studied, practised, and achieved his Transport Canada Private Pilot Licence and received his Cadet Pilot Wings in a ceremony in Comox on Aug. 14.

“Thirty five cadets, ages 17 and 18, were enrolled in the seven week Power Pilot Scholarship Program, which started June 29. Cadets were trained on either the Cessna 152, or the Cessna 172 single-engine aircraft,” said Major Wayne Heal, Power Pilot Scholarship supervisor.

Clingwall, 17, was applauded for his dedication in successfully completing the course.

“This is a course I have dreamt about for a long time and fulfilling it is one more step towards a career in aviation,” said Clingwall,

At his squadron, Clingwall takes part in many activities such as drill team, rifle team, ground school and spends many weekends at his local gliding site.


Just Posted

About 100 Scotch Creek residences without water after system damaged

Regional district reports someone tore lid off reservoir of Saratoga water system.

Lots of advance voting in the federal election for Salmon Arm

Advance polls remain open on Monday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Contenders and Carlin Hall meet again for 18th annual magical visit

Much-loved musicians, Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard, along with Blu & Kelly Hopkins, tour Interior

Grey, damp, warm week ahead in Okanagan, Shuswap, Columbia

Environment Canada calling for clouds and showers, and warm temperatures, throughout the area

North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates respond

What would you and your party do to promote inclusivity and political consensus in the country?

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Letter writer disagrees with human-caused climate change

“The cost of climate change” [Shuswap Market News, Letters, Oct. 4] is… Continue reading

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Letter: Canada should become an innovator to lead the world

Why does it take a 16-year-old child to chastise the world, as… Continue reading

Info nights, tuition giveaway return to Okanagan College

Salmon Arm campus open house set for Thursday, Oct. 17

Boats once plied Okanagan Lake

Lake was used as transportation corridor connecting communities in the valley

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Most Read