Aviation Hall of Fame welcomes Langley Snowbird

LANGLEY – A man with a passion for flying who has made a huge commitment to the aviation industry and the community has been named to Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.

 

The honour is being bestowed upon George Miller, a retired Royal Canadian Air Force colonel, Team Leader of the Canadian Snowbirds Aerial Demonstration Team in the 1960s and Team Leader of the Fraser Blues Formation Team, which is renowned for its numerous local Remembrance Day fly-pasts.

 

Miller, former longtime manager of Langley Regional Airport, will be inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame on June 4, 2015 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto.

 

George will then take his place beside great Canadian aviators, leaders, and innovators such George Frederick "Buss" Beurling and William Avery "Billy" Bishop.

 

"What an honour this is for George, and one he truly deserves," said Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese. "Langley Regional Airport is an outstanding asset to our community. Not only is this thriving facility one of the top community airports in Canada, it provides transportation, hundreds of jobs, and training opportunities for in-demand careers. The airport is a huge economic driver and it was George’s vision, commitment, and hard work that got it there."