Leigh Anne and Aviation

Signature Edge Realty International branching out into aviation-related real estate doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who knows our founder and CEO Leigh Anne Chisholm, She is an avid aviation enthusiast and licensed pilot who has long known the challenges pilots and aircraft owners face looking for long and shot-term parking for aircraft.  In 2018 after being approached by a past-client who asked Leigh Anne to complete a market evaluation of his two hangars for tax purposes, Leigh Anne began work compiling a database of hangar properties and their sale prices.  Her project blossomed into the idea of creating a "one-stop-shop" where anyone interested in parking space (temporary or permanent) can go to find what options are available throughout the province.  Her goal is to connect  people and promote Alberta's diverse airport communities.. 

Leigh Anne has a background that goes well-beyond being just a pilot - here's a sneak peek at what she's been up to over the years...

WORK and VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

            2020               ALBERTA AVIATION MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
            to 2021          DIRECTOR


            
1988               TRANSPORT CANADA
            to 1990          TEMPORARY OFFICE PERSONNEL

                                    Departmental assignments included:

                                       -   Materiel & Contracting Services

                                       -   O&M Program & Administration

                                       -   Security and Emergency Services

                                       -   Airports Authority Group (AAG)

                                       -   Executive Assistant to the Director General, Western Region

 

                                     -   Develop content and publish monthly "Spinner!" newsletter

                                     -   Take minutes of monthly meetings

                                     -   Spearhead initiative to develop a logo for the Club 

                                     -   Assist in the co-ordination of the yearly Fly-In/Drive-in BBQ

            1988                NAMAO FLYING CLUB
            to 1989           Assistant Manager / Assistant Treasurer / Director

                                    -   Coordinate the provision of policy, technical guidance, and oversight for all administration of day-to-day
                                        operations, to eventually assume the role of Manager

                                     -   Prepare financial deposits, records, statements, and perform other financial responsibilities as required
                                         to eventually assume the position of Treasurer 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SEMINARS, CONFERENCES and WORKSHOPS                                                                           

            2009              Summer / Winter Integrated Field Technologies (SWIFT) Association Conference
                                      Toronto, Ontario – September 13 – 17, 2009

            2008              Summer / Winter Integrated Field Technologies (SWIFT) Association Conference
                                       Calgary, Alberta – September 7 – 11, 2008

            2007              Airport Security 2007
                                      Webinar – November 7, 2007

            2007              Aviation Alberta 2007 Conference and Trade Show
                                      Edmonton, Alberta 
 November 13 - 15, 2007

            2007              Summer / Winter Integrated Field Technologies (SWIFT) Association Conference 
                                      Calgary, Alberta – September 16 - 20, 2007

            2007              SWIFT Pre-Conference Workshop – Safety Management Systems
                                      Calgary, Alberta  September 16, 2007

            2006              Summer / Winter Integrated Field Technologies (SWIFT) Association Conference
 
                                     Calgary, Alberta  September 10 - 14, 2006  (Moderated Monday Afternoon Sessions at Conference)

           2006               Aviation Alberta 2006 Conference and Trade Show
 
                                     Calgary, Alberta  May 9 - 11, 2006

           2006               Airfield Operations Area (AOA) Exposition and Conference
  
                                    Milwaukee, Wisconsin – April 10 - 11, 2006

            2006               Safety Management Systems (SMS) Workshop – Transport Canada
                                       Leduc, Alberta – February 21, 2006
   

            2005               Summer / Winter Integrated Field Technologies (SWIFT) Association Conference and Equipment Expo
                                      Toronto, Ontario – September 11 - 15, 2005

            2005               Aviation Alberta Conference, Trade Show and Annual General Meeting 2005
                                       Calgary, Alberta  May 10 - 12, 2005

            2004               Small Airport Challenges Workshop – A Joint Event by WESTAC and the Van Horne Institute
                                        Edmonton, Alberta – November 17-18, 2004

            2004               Summer / Winter Integrated Field Technologies (SWIFT) Association Conference
                                       Calgary, Alberta – September 12-16, 2004

            2004               Aviation Alberta and Western Aerospace Alliance Conference and Trade Show
                                       Calgary, Alberta  June 15 - 17, 2004

           2004               IAAE/IAAE Canada/AAAE - Inaugural US/Canada Senior Airport Management Forum
                                      Vancouver, British Columbia  May 9 - 11, 2004

           2004               International Association of Airport Executives Canada (IAAE Canada) Accreditation Course & Exam
                                      Vancouver, British Columbia – January 12 - 16, 2004

            2003               Summer / Winter Integrated Field Technologies (SWIFT) Association Conference
                                       Calgary, Alberta  September 21 - 24, 2003

            2003               2nd Annual Aviation, Airports & Aerospace Summit
           
                           Jasper, Alberta – June 11-13, 2003


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

            2020                     Member of the CANADIAN OWNERS' AND PILOTS' ASSOCIATION

            2020                     Member of the EDMONTON SOARING CLUB

 

            2003 - 2004         Member of the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE)

 

            2003                      Member of the Alberta Aviation Council

            2000 - 2004          Member of the PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (PMI)

                                               -    Member of the PMI Aerospace and Defense SIG
                                               -    Member of the Information Technology and Telecommunications SIG


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS and TRAINING

            2006                     Airport Consultants Council (ACC)
                                             -     Airfield Pavement Maintenance & Rehabilitation Course – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Apr 9 - 10, 2006 

            2004                     International Association of Airport Executives Canada (IAAE Canada)
                                             -   Accreditation Course & Exam – Vancouver, BC – Jan 12 - 16, 2004
                                             -   Certification: Certified Member  (Full Certification Pursued)

            2002                     PRIVATE PILOT and COMMERCIAL PILOT GROUND SCHOOL
                                               Edmonton Flying Club

            1988 - 1989        COMMERCIAL PILOT CANDIDATE
                                               Centennial Flight Centre

            1987                    PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE
                                              Centennial Flight Centre / Namao Flying Club

 MISCELLANEOUS

             Family Owned Aircraft:
                                    -   Cessna 150 C-GWJC (1988 - 1993)  
                                    -   Glasair IIRG C-GDML (1987-1997)


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