wing
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Flight Schools In Canada

Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:14 am

Hi folks,
One of my friends asked me some information about the flight schools in Canada.Can any of you help me to reach web sites of them .I also would like to learn if there is any specific differences between the flight schools in Canada and USA?Any info is appreciated.
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9Y-ISA
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RE: Flight Schools In Canada

Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:59 am

try www.pilotcareercentre.com, they have listings for worldwide airlines and flight schools. My flight school is www.therebyair.com or www.durhamflightcentre.com. We in Canada tend to believe that the flight training done here is a bit more detailed and shall I say rigorous. Some things are not done in the US, but are done here eg spin on your CPL ride. The US has too many schools, where $$ is the main factor. With the varied seasons we have here and a highly recognized license worldwide, Canada has some strong advantages.
 
captaingomes
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RE: Flight Schools In Canada

Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:17 am

Where in Canada is your friend? What are his career aspirations? Does he have a university degree? There are many questions that need to be answered before suggesting good flight schools.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
wing
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RE: Flight Schools In Canada

Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:17 am

CaptainGomes,
My friend has just graduated from university,he has a degree now he only wants to go to flight school from zero to the end of CPL,ME ratings.He is in Toronto.He is looking for a career in aviation,so he wants to go to a well known and respected flight school and after it he can stay as a CFI to build up some experience maybe some internship with a regional carrier.Are there any schools that can give such opportunities?
Thanks to both of you for your response.WING
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RE: Flight Schools In Canada

Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:56 am

An optimist robs himself of the joy of being pleasantly surprised
 
captaingomes
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RE: Flight Schools In Canada

Wed Jan 29, 2003 9:16 am

Well, if he has a degree, it doesn't really matter to any airlines where he gets his training done. It would be best if he went to Seneca College, Sault College or any of the other well respected diploma granting schools, but if he just wants to build time and get his licenses and ratings, then any school will do. The key is the instructor, in my opinion. So depending on where in Toronto he is, he may look at the 2 or 3 closest schools and compare. I personally fly out of Burlington Airpark with Spectrum Airways. It doesn't have the same reputation as the other airports nearby, but I'm very happy with my instructor, and I feel that's the main thing.

With the big schools at the big airports, you're also looking at higher costs, some direct, others not. For example, an indirect saving I get from Burlington is the taxi time and the flight to the practice area are very short, saving on aircraft rental.

http://www.brampfly.com is the website for Brampton Flying Club
is for Spectrum Airways in Burlington
There is also ATI at the Toronto Island Airport (parking and ferry fees are high though), and there is also Markham Airport.

I hope this is somewhat helpful, and it's not too much information.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
captaingomes
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Websites

Wed Jan 29, 2003 9:19 am

Sorry, I messed up the website URL's above.

For Brampton: http://www.bramfly.com
For Burlington: http://www.spectrumairways.com

I don't know off hand the websites for other schools in Toronto, but with a quick search you'll find them.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
AirCanadaMan
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RE: Flight Schools In Canada

Wed Jan 29, 2003 1:10 pm

I fly with Toronto Airways out of Buttonville, and as of right now, couldn't be happier. Granted, you have to like the big airport idea, (Buttonville is the 10th busiest in Canada I believe) and don't mind a little bit of traffic, or flying a full pattern, its a great place to learn. Instructors know their stuff real well, you have your choice of a C-150 or C-172, they have Frasca Sims, great resources and everything you ever need in an airport, right on site.

Tell your friend to take a tour of several schools, meet up with some instructors, and go with the one he is happiest at.
 
wing
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RE: Flight Schools In Canada

Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:06 pm

Gentlemen,Thank you very much for all the info you have given.I hope you all have a long and safe flying career.Happy landings.Wing.
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