Aviation Councils in Western North America
About the BCAC
During its history, the Council has been instrumental in many developments. For example, among many achievements in recent years, the BC Aviation Council has:
Assembled and updated the BC Air Facilities Map for promotion of recreational flying.
Sponsored Air Safety seminars.
Published a newsletter for the membership.
Participated in the Canadian Airspace Review process.
Advocated the transfer of all federal airports to local control by communities of BC.
The BCAC recognizes
that its effectiveness in promoting aviation development is
directly related to the breadth of interests it represents.
While national associations represent specific interests
within aviation, BCAC strives to represent all interests
within the Province of British Columbia. To that end,
aviation associations that were independent in the past,
such as the Vancouver, Airport Business Association (VABA),
have now become part of the Council. In addition, other
associations, such as the Vancouver Board of Trade, Richmond
Chamber of Commerce, and the Pacific Aircraft Maintenance
Engineers Association, are also members.
International Northwest Aviation Council: Aviation Without Borders...
North America's premiere Aviation Council (INAC) adopted the above theme at the 61st Annual Convention of the British Columbia Aviation Council. INAC offers a forum for all aviation organizations and governments to present a united front on aviation issues affecting you. INAC works in close liaison with Provincial, State and Territorial Aviation organizations and councils.
Alaska / Alberta / British Columbia / Colorado / Idaho / Manitoba/ Montana / North Dakota / Oregon / Saskatchewan / Washington / Wyoming / Yukon / NWT
Originally formed under the name Northwest Aviation Planing Council, the organization grew to encompass committees and members working on every facet of aviation. By 1936, the Council had become a dedicated group to further aviation on every level. Membership spread to all of the Northwest States and then to Western Canada. President: Curtis Grad, Abbotsford Airport, (604) 855-1001, fax (604) 855-1066.
The Council was instrumental in
gaining recognition and acceptance of State departments of
aviation in the formation and growth of the CAA (FAA). It
encouraged the birth of the British Columbia Aviation
Council and the Alberta Aviation Council. The fine work
carried out by these groups can, to some extent, be
considered a result of the pioneer International Council-
INAC. To foster and promote the development of civil
aviation in Canada and the United States. To
encourage the development of airports, improve navigational
aids and safety installation within the Provinces, States
To maintain a cooperative liaison with Federal , Provincial, State and Territorial governments in all matters affecting Aviation in Canada and the United States.
To develop alliances among aviation organizations. to energetically promote the simplification of air regulation.
To support aviation education thorough scholarship programs.
To provide a voice for
regional, local and small airports in: