Historical Aircraft

J.A.D. “Douglas” McCurdy Trophy


J.A.D. McCurdy Award

Introduced in 1994, the McCurdy Award honours J.A.D. McCurdy who piloted the Silver Dart in Canada’s first heavier-than-air piloted flight at Baddeck N.S. on 23 February, 1909. It is presented by the RCAF Association “in recognition of outstanding and praiseworthy achievements by Canadians in the field of civil aviation.” Any citizen, group or unit organization engaged in civil aviation is eligible for  consideration.

B.J. “Jake” Wormworth, Transport Canada (Aviation) – 1994 (Mr. Wormworth won the McKee Trophy that year as well. To learn more consult this link, here.)

Tofino Airlines Ltd, Tofino, BC – 1996

Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing Ltd, Chilliwack, BC – 2000

Kenn Borek – 2001

WestJet Airlines Ltd, Calgary Alberta – 2002

Provincial Airlines (PAL) St. John’s Newfoundland – 2005

NAV Canada Ottawa Ontario – 2006

Daryl Smith CEO Pacific Coastal Airlines – 2007

Transportation Safety Board of Canada – Air Investigations Directorate – 2008

AEA 2005 Team – 2009

Jan Rustad – Canadian Helicopters – 2010

Women in Aerospace Canada – 2011

AeroVelo – 2013

Timothy Dube – 2014

TopAces – 2018