Dale Maher


What is your name?
Dale Maher

What is your occupation?
Flight Service Specialist – Kamloops FIC

What is your home airport? 

What year did you start flying?

Where did you learn to fly?
St. John’s NL

Why did you start flying?
I wanted to be a pilot since I was 11 or 12 and started down the path as a career.  

A friend of mine told me Transport Canada was in town doing ATC / FSS testing, and that I “knew everything about it” because I was a student pilot. 

We went to the information seminar, eventually I got a call, he didn’t. Flying as a career went to the side.

What airplane did you learn to fly in?
Cherokee / Cessna

What airplane do you fly now?
1965 Cherokee 140

What is your favorite kind of flying or place to fly to?
I’m just back to flying after a 21 year hiatus, and am now starting to explore BC. Mountain flying is intimidating, but absolutely beautiful.

What is your favorite feature on the BCGA website?
Trip sheets

In a few words describe what the BCGA is to you:
Education education education.  

What other aviation organizations / clubs are you affiliated with?
Kamloops Flying Club

Do you have a business or work at a business that you would like other members to know about (Provide Name & Link):

What is your favorite quote?
I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley (Airplane)

Other interests:
Target shooting, anything aviation