Arthur Loring Appointed BCGA’s Okanagan Director

We are pleased to announce that Arthur Loring has been appointed by the BCGA Board of Directors as the new Director for the Okanagan. Arthur recently ran in the COPA director election and was the runner up to David Black and outgoing BCGA Okanagan Director Dave McElroy. 

Arthur is an active and enthusiastic member of the flying community and despite being relatively new to the world of aviation has already become a well known pilot in Kamloops and is promoting and bringing new energy to General Aviation in the Okanagan. Arthur owns and operates a Diamond DA20 and is the Vice President of the Kamloops Flying Club. 

Arthur will tell you that the BCGA played a role in his decision to take the leap into aircraft ownership as he saw that there was an active community of aviators in the Province which motivated him to take his flying to the next level. 

The appointment of Arthur Loring came on the suggestion of Dave McElroy who was elected as the BCGA Okanagan Director at the 2017 AGM. Dave recently completed his Give Hope Wings flight around the Americas and raised over $500,000 for Hope Air. As the current President of the Kelowna Flying Club and recently elected BC/YT COPA Director, Dave felt that the BCGA Okanagan Director position would be better served by an enthusiastic, motivated and up and coming leader in the community and specifically suggested that Arthur fill this role. The BCGA Board thanks Dave for his service and for putting the community first. We look forward to continuing to work with Dave in his new role with COPA and as an active BCGA member. 

Arthur’s appointment is an exciting development for the BCGA. We known that Arthur will work hard for the community both on a local and provincial level and we look forward to hearing about and implementing Arthur’s ideas and initiatives. 

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