Captain Avert Pyne

Biography / November 15, 2016

Captain Ave Pyne from Victoria, British Columbia joined the Canadian Forces in 2001 under the Regular Officer Training Program (ROTP) where he completed a bachelor of arts in economics at the University of Victoria. 

Prior to commencing military pilot training, Capt Pyne began his aviation training through the Royal Canadian Air Cadets at 676 Kittyhawk Squadron.  While involved with the Air Cadet program, he completed glider training in Comox in the summer of 1998 and then his private pilots license in the summer of 1999 in Kelowna.

After receiving his wings in 2004, Captain Pyne was posted to 443 (MH) Squadron in Victoria, British Columbia to fly the Sea King helicopter. In 2009 he took part in Operation Allied Protector, Canada’s contribution to the anti-piracy campaign in the Gulf of Aden. 

In 2011, Captain Pyne was posted to 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (CFFTS) 15 Wing Moose Jaw where he instructed on the CT-156 Harvard II.  While at 2 CFFTS, Capt Pyne held several positions including flight commander, eventually receiving an A2 instructor category and progressing to instruct at the Flight Instructor School (FIS).

Captain Pyne is in his third season with the Snowbirds and brings over 3200 hours of Military flying experience to the team. He flies the number 2 aircraft in the Inner Right Wing Position.

He is married to his beautiful wife Amy.

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