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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Can anyone living in the YVR area tell me what are the flying schools available and better yet, their website?

Out of all those which are of more reputable ones, better fleet and has better safety records?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

I've heard that the best is Macleod Aviation in Boundary Bay, south of YVR. One on one teaching that goes around your schedule. They have Cessna 172, 177, and a Piper Seneca. Perfect safety record. Unfortunately, no internet address as of yet.


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User currently offlineCPAir 4 life From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

If you are interested in training closer to the city of Vancouver, then boundary bay airport is your best bet. I did my private license at montair aviation (www.montair.com) .... but you should really check out all of the flying schools and choose the one that you feel most comfortable with. There are many companies operating out of boundary bay including the pacific flying club and pro vfr/ifr, I believe boundary bay airport even has its own website (search for it).
There is a company in pitt meadows called altair and more out of Abbotsford (which is further from Vancouver) I did my commercial license and muti-ifr at Coastal Pacific Aviation in Abbotsford (www.coastalpacific.com)


As far as safety records go, every flight school in and around Vancouver seems to be fine as there have not been any accidents related to mechanical problems or anything else like that.... that I am aware of.

My best advice is to check the schools out for yourself

 Smile


User currently offlineDe727ups From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Sorta off topic but I had a weekend layover in YVR last weekend. The Aviation World pilot store at YVR is awesome and there is a McDonalds right next door with outside chairs for spotting in nice weather. Also enjoyed watching the floatplanes land at the Beaver resturant.

User currently offlineFlyinglen From Canada, joined May 1999, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

Boundary Bay, CZBB, is definetly a good training airport. No sked service, it's still a very busy tower environment to learn in. There's quite a few schools there. I heard MacLeod's is now shut down, but I haven't been in YVR for the last couple years. I did my multi IFR at Pro IFR, the training there is really good. Since I left, they have opened a VFR school, so you can do all your training there. I think that is your best bet. www.proifr.com. I did my private and commercial at Centennial, it was good, but there's no instructors from when I trained there left I think. www.myflyingschool.com. Also check out Canadian Flight Centre and the Pacific Flying Club.

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Alrite thanks guys I will look into it!  Smile

User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

Flyinglen,

The old MacLeod's did shut down, but there is a new one in the old WWII hangar. Perfect location, it brings back the old romance of flying.



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User currently offlineFlyinglen From Canada, joined May 1999, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Jayce, do they still have the same planes and staff, or is it a basically new operation? Heard Doug, the old owner, passed away, who's running it now?
Is ZBB still really busy, it was in 99-2000 when I did my stuff there. Thanx for the info.


User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Flyinglen,

Yeah, sadly, Doug passed away last year. It's run by one of the old instructors, and another one just retired. They have a few of the old planes, and the new school retains the same flavour and the heart of the old MacLeod operation-very casual and personal.

I heard ZBB is still among the top five or so busiest airports in Canada in terms of movements.

Flyinglen-where did you do your training at?



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