A 17-year-old Langley air Cadet has won more time in the air to polish his fling skills.
Taewoong (Jeff) Yoon has been awarded a $2,500 bursary from the Aircrew Officer’s Association in partnership with the Air Cadet League of Canada.
The AOA represents Canadian-employed pilots of Cathay Pacific.
The money will go to a pilot training facility so Yoon, who already has his pilot’s licence, will be able to add more hours of flight time in order to upgrade his licence.
Yoon is a Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) with 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Langley.
The bursary is only one of two offered to cadets across Canada.
AOA president Kevin Houghton presented the cheque.
“It is important for the flying community to encourage youth to enter aviation,” Houghton said.
Major Matt Dykeman, Commanding Officer of 746 Lightning Hawk, described Yoon as “an excellent leader and role model to the younger cadets.”
Bruce Foster, 746 Sponsoring Committee Chairperson said Yoon was “an outstanding cadet who is well liked by his peers.”