Webster Memorial Trophy Competition

The annual Webster Memorial Trophy Competition is committed to identifying “Canada’s Top Amateur Pilot”. It has operated since its inception in 1932, interrupted only twice (first by World War II and again in 1954 due to costs).

The competition is named after John Webster Jr., a civilian pilot who participated in the 1931 Trans-Canada Air Pageant. In July 1931, John flew his Curtiss-Reid Rambler representing Canada in the King’s Cup Air Race in England. A month later, while in St. Hubert, Québec practising for an aerobatic competition as part of the pageant, John Webster was involved in a fatal aircraft accident. The following year, John’s father (Dr. John C. Webster, of Shediac, New Brunswick) established the John C. Webster Memorial Trophy Competition to perpetuate his son’s memory.

Brampton Flight Centre/College has a long history of winners/competitors. We would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals:

2018

Runner-up: Jonathan Littler

2017

Finalist: Tom Kumaran

2016

Runner-up: Adrian Worek

2015

Runner-up: Jack Bradshaw

2014

Finalist: Greg Yandle (was representing Seneca but obtained his Private Pilot Licence at BFC)

2013

Runner-up: Stuart Loney

2010

Finalist: Claire Buxton (representing Sault College but obtained her Private Pilot Licence with BFC)

2009

Finalist: Phiroze Contractor

2008

Winner: Sandeep Nagpal

2007

Winner: Andrew Midcalf

2006

Winner: Francis Yannuzzi

2005

Runner-up: Alan Daniel

1990

Winner: Alan Daniel (also represented Kingston Flying Club)

1985

Winner: Mark Jobling

1984

Winner: Stephen Bowyer

1981

Winner: Lucas Dmysh