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About Scott Jackson
With a father in the RCAF, Scott was raised a “PMQ Brat” at several airbases on the Canadian Prairies and in Germany. While in high school, he was a member of 418 (City of Edmonton) Air Reserve Squadron and he used that work experience to get hired with Air Canada Line Maintenance in Vancouver. Working steady midnights and learning to fly during the days for the next three years, Scott was very fortunate to be hired into Flight Operations with minimum time. Retiring in 2010 after 41 years as Line Pilot, Instructor Pilot and Check Pilot, and having enjoyed flying the DC-8 and -9, Boeing 747/727/767/777 and Airbus 320/330/340 plus the fabulous Lockheed TriStar, he also owned a string of airplanes, beginning with a Clipped-Wing Cub, a self-built Pitts Special, a Skyhawk and a Turbo Centurion. He now owns a Cardinal (his wife’s Lunch Buggy) and a slow-built RV-6, as well as co-owned a Twin Comanche. Ten years ago, he earned his Instructor Rating and, after teaching three of his four children, is now instructing part-time out of Skyquest Aviation in Langley, British Columbia while continuing to endanger the Flight Levels with a Challenger 604 and resides in nearby Ocean Park with his wife who thought there would be fewer “Airplane Days” after he retired.
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