On June 8 and 9, sixty students from the Commission Scolaire l’Or-et-des-Bois and the Western Quebec School Board will be given the opportunity to board a Dash-8 100 from the regional airline, Air Creebec, and experience a 40 minute flight over the region. These students, from Grade 5 to Secondary 5, Adult Education and Vocational Training, selected for their hard work and perseverance during their school year, will experience an exhilarating time on the occasion of one of two flights, Saturday or Sunday.
“The Val-d’Or Air Show is a wonderful opportunity to incite young people’s interest in the aviation field, and for this occasion, we have offered school boards the opportunity to fully engage students,” explains Matthew Happyjack, President.
Ms. Tanya Pash, Chief Operating Officer at Air Creebec, hopes that this endeavour will allow young people, who do not have the opportunity to fly, the chance to experience a memory of a lifetime… a first flight!
In addition, it is worth mentioning that one of the company’s sixteen Dash-8 aircraft, and one of the very broad Hawker 748 cargo planes will be among the aircraft that all visitors will be able to see at close range during the Air Show in Val-d’Or.