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Nielsen of Chinook receives 2022 DCAM Award for flight instruction

November 29, 2022  By Helicopters Staff

(Photo provided by DCAM)

Dale Nielsen was awarded the 2022 David Charles Abramson Memorial Flight Instructor Safety Award at the recent Air Transport Association of Canada conference in Vancouver, BC.

Nielsen provides his expertise with the fixed wing division of Chinook Helicopters, based in Abbotsford, BC. He was presented with the David Charles Abramson Memorial (DCAM) award by Adam Wright.

Organizers of DCAM note Nielsen has contributed and given back to the Canadian aviation industry over a career that has spanned more than 50 years and 19,000-plus flight hours. This includes time with the Royal Canadian Air Force, commercial operations, as a person responsible for maintenance, charter flying for medevac with 703, 704 and 705 operators, in addition to flight instruction.

He wrote flight safety columns for many years for COPA Flight magazine and produced a complete line of training manuals, while also serving as a mentor to new generations of pilots.


Sponsors and supporters of the 2022 DCAM Award include: Air Transport Association of Canada, Essential Turbines, FlightSafety Canada, Hamilton Watches/Swatch Group Canada, Helicopters magazine, Seneca College, Wings Magazine, Lost Aviator Coffee, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, COPA, and Aviation Solutions.

Nominations for the 2023 DCAN Award can be made at any time at the program’s website.


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