Power Pilot Scholarship winner: Nicholas Greenlees from 65 Ponoka RCACS measures the gas in his plane before a flying lesson in Campbell River BC with the Air Cadet Program. He was awarded an Air Cadet League of Canada scholarship for flying lessons and more in British Columbia. Photo by: Capt A Sargent

Ponoka Air Cadet takes lessons in flight

Air Cadet Greenlees is taking advantage of a scholarship, which pays for all his lessons

Submitted

A Ponoka Air Cadet is learning to fly in British Columbia.

Cadet Warrant Officer (WO) Nicholas Greenlees (16) from 65 Ponoka Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) is learning to fly on the west coast this summer as part of the Cadet program.

He received a scholarship from the Air Cadet League of Canada, which covers all his flying lessons, ground school, accommodation and travel to Campbell River on Vancouver Island, BC.

Greenlees earned his glider pilot licence last summer and his passion for flight shines out of his eyes as he describes his experiences.

“Flying takes control of all your senses and it takes control of all your body,” said Greenlees. “You are using the pedals and the controls whilst looking at instruments and amazing views.”

“The sound is all around you – in gliding you have to listen to the change in the wind. In power it is the engine. After a while it all becomes second nature.”

Greenlees is part of a group of cadets who are housed at Canadian Forces Base Comox and travel each day to their flying lessons, passing through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

By the end of the summer Greenlees expects to have earned his ‘wings’ and a private pilot licence.

Just Posted

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

Alberta readies itself for cannabis sales with 17 stores (for now) and a new provincial website

Ponoka mayor & council takes on province for recreation funding

Mayor Rick Bonnett wants school requisition for three years

Ponoka County on the hook for rubber tire shredder

Cost of large shredder may yet fall completely on county as problems arise

Ponoka council approved a cannabis retail sales bylaw

Along with retail sales, the cannabis consumption bylaw was approved

Ponoka County approves Morningside ASP, MDP and North West decision is deferred

More information on protecting existing CFOs necessary prior to North West ASP approval

VIDEO: First legal cannabis purchases as midnight strikes in eastern Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador was the first province to kick off the sale of cannabis, just after midnight local time

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Ponoka family remembers fallen WWI soldier

A Ponoka soldier killed in action in the Great War is remembered

Remember When: Ponoka Stampede 1962 champs

This historic photo shows the champions of the Central Alberta Stampede Association from 1962

Annual Texas Longhorn show and sale draws local and international attention

ATLA part of a growing Canadian market for Texas Longhorn genetics

$500,000 goal well within reach for Ponoka’s Festival of Trees

Annual fundraiser just under $137,000 from attaining its long-term goal for the Ponoka hospital

Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison

Bernardo’s parole hearing at the Bath Institution is expected to attract numerous observers

Most Read