Introducing our new Cessna pilot

Posted by on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Today we began the checkout of our new pilot Derek. Some regular guests may remember Derek as the little helper around the dock some 9 years ago who grew into a very handy dock hand a few years later. Derek has recently graduated from Confederation College’s Aviation Flight Management Program with a commercial pilot license and he is ready to work. Derek will be flying the Cessna 206 and hopes to see some old regular guests in a different capacity this year. And yes, Derek is my nephew so I guess he has the “genes”.

When he worked the dock, he was known as “Bud Lite” since my dad is also Bud. You can call him Derek or Buddy, but not “late for supper”.