Salmon Arm cadet has experiences of a lifetime

Under a blue sky, a young man wearing a dark blue flight suit and cap stands on the wing of a fighter aircraft with a decoratively painted tail and gives a thumbs-up.
Cadet Warrant Officer First Class Nicholas Lourens, 17, of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, gives two “thumbs up” to the tail art of the 2019 CF-188 Demonstration Hornet jet aircraft. PHOTO: Lieutenant Becky Major

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Cadet Warrant Officer First Class (WO1) Nicholas Lourens, 17, from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, is having a summer he will never forget. He’s learning to fly with Canadian Flight Centre at Boundary Bay Airport, just south of Vancouver, British Columbia, where he will earn his private pilot’s licence.

And, on July 19, 2019, he was selected to have a VIP experience with the Canadian Armed Forces’ Demonstration CF-188 Hornet. WO1 Lourens is a cadet with 222 Shushwap Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron . . . Read the rest of the article . . .

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