Sponsors: Cariboo Regional District
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership | Referred to UBCM Executive
Whereas small aircraft flights serve rural and northern airports in areas that depend on the economic and socio-economic benefits that air travel provides;
And whereas a significant percentage of trained pilots are retiring, and many small aircraft pilots are now being hired to fly bigger aircraft serving large urban areas;
And whereas flights into small rural and northern airports are at risk of being discontinued due to a lack of trained small aircraft pilots:
Therefore be it resolved that the NCLGA and UBCM urge the Province to lobby for more small aircraft training opportunities in rural and northern post-secondary institutions, as well as urge the federal government to take the small aircraft pilot shortage into consideration when establishing mandatory pilot hours.
The Resolutions Committee advises that the UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution asking the Province to lobby for more small aircraft pilot training opportunities, particularly for rural and northern areas of the province.