Manitoba Aviation Council (2008)

Lambair was honoured by the Manitoba Aviation Council for their pioneer role in aviation at a dinner at the Western Canada Aviation Museum on March 13th, 2008. They were presented with the MAC Pioneer of Flight Award 2008.

The four surviving sons of Tom Lamb - Greg, Jack, Doug and Connie and their families were present for the award. Also in attendence were former employees of Lambair plus distinguished guests who shared their memories of working and travelling with this famous flying family.

Joe Keeper, father of Member of Parliament Tina Keeper, shared his memory of Doug Lamb flying in to Cedar Lake in a blizzard to fly his sick daughter to hospital in The Pas. This is only one of many of the stories where Tom Lamb and his sons flew bush planes in thousands of northern rescue missions for the sick, wounded, or stranded.

A soapstone sculpture by artist Jerry Kozubal was presented to the Lamb family in recognition of their achievements in Manitoba aviation. The wolf represents the north. The Lamb Airways logo was used on the first aircraft by the company. The photo shown is a composite of the front and back of the sculpture.