Ronen Raz, one of our instructors, has accepted a job with Creeway Aviation. Located in Thompson Manitoba, Creeway Aviation provides aircraft charter and maintenance services to Northern Manitoba. They have a newly acquired Piper Navajo CR and provide charter services from Thompson to locations across Canada.
Ronen Raz has been with the Ottawa Flying Club since graduating as a Student from the Algonquin Aviation Management Program in the fall of 2008. A hard worker, Ronen applied himself to flight instruction and logged over 750 hours of instructional time in his first year – more than twice the average across all the instructors and 150 hours more than the next highest instructor.
We will miss Ronen's positive, infectious attitude and sense of good humour.
Ronen, best wishes from the Ottawa Flying Club on this next stage in your career!
Ken Wright, one of our instructors, has accepted a job with Transwest Air based in Stony Rapids Saskatchewan. He will be the Captain of a Navajo, flying twenty days on and ten days off. In his off time, he hopes to be in Ottawa where he can continue to participate with OFC.
Ken was an Algonquin College graduate who trained at OFC and became one of our instructors. He quickly rose through the ranks to become the lead instructor in multi-engine IFR training. In January 2009, he was awarded the Dave Edward/Tom Jerard award by the Air Canada Pilots Association based on peer recommendations of who they would most like to work with. Very personable, he has been well liked both in the air and in class by students who have enjoyed his energetic delivery and unquestioned enthusiasm for flight. He has been the lead instructor in the development of our Advanced Multi-engine IFR program.
While we will miss Ken as a full time instructor, we understand that instructing is often just a stage in a long aviation career. Ken and his wife Vita have also just had a new baby boy, so double congratulations are in order.
Ken, Good luck in both your endeavors and let the adventures begin!