Part-Time Members

Arnold Marvin Olson

Mr. Olson, Captain (ret.), recently completed a 32-year flying career, retiring as an approved check pilot – Boeing 767, based in Vancouver, and flying international routes. His previous assignments have included a management position as senior check pilot – Embraer 170/190, a training captain– Airbus 320, and a crew resource management facilitator conducting courses dealing with issues of pilot judgment. A graduate of Simon Fraser University (B.Sc.), Mr. Olson has attended various industry courses, such as: Human Factors in Aviation, Aviation Safety Program Management, and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace. He has served as Director, Trinity Western University Institute of Aviation. He is the founder of the Air Canada Pilots Bone Marrow Registry Program. He has received the Honouring Our Lifeblood Award from Canadian Blood Services and the Award of Excellence from Air Canada. He founded and chaired the Canadian Cancer Society Langley Relay for Life, is Chair of the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games Organizing Committee and has served as the treasurer of Hope International Development Agency.