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.