International Flight Training

Canadian Flight Centre - the Flight School

When Canadian Flight Centre (CFC) was founded in 1979, the vision behind the school was to share the dream of flying with everyone who was interested – not just a privileged few. Since then CFC has trained thousands of pilots from all over the world – and the vision has not changed! Today we are here to train the next generation of pilots for a career in aviation and our students come from all over the world. And we still do things different from most other flying schools! (Which other school can claim to train from “tail wheel to turbine”?). But despite the growth and multiple locations, CFC remains committed to the local aviation community. Regardless if you want to become a career pilot or you want to fly for fun – we have the best play ground! Come and check us out!

Training for a Job - Rather Than a License

At Canadian Flight Centre we realized that, in order to train students for their first job, we have to enable them to deal with the challenging flying environment that Canada stands for. More than most schools we expose our students to a challenging training syllabus: ocean flying, mountainous terrain, desert climates and cold winters, landing on remote unprepared landing strips of the Canadian wilderness. We train on a variety of different aircraft: high wing (Cessna) and low wing (Piper), tail wheel aircraft – a Citabria and a Super Decathlon, advanced flight training in multi-engine aircraft like the Piper Seneca V and the King Air C90. Our students fly from Alaska to California. Our turbocharged certified for known icing aircraft have no altitude restrictions that would prevent us from going over the Rocky Mountains, or training in extreme weather conditions. For flight simulation we use the state-of-the-art DCX MAX-NG from Precision Flight Controls that can simulate over 40 different aircraft types, capable of precision GPS approaches (Garmin 530 WAAS) and is certified to do Instrument Proficiency Checks (flight tests).

Location

Our main base is Boundary Bay – a busy training airport on British Columbia’s Pacific coast, just a few miles south of Vancouver and minutes away from the border to the United States. The Vancouver area with its international airport is characterized by a complicated and highly regulated air space structure with the need for frequent communication with air traffic control – sometimes a challenge for new international students. Ocean flying and flying into US airspace are options available in this location. Unfortunately weather conditions, specifically in winter cause some down times which make the duration of flight training often unpredictable.
Canadian Flight Centre’s second base is in Kamloops in the center of British Columbia. Here we fly year round in weather conditions that rarely restrict flight training. Kamloops has a desert climate and is located in a mountainous region. The airspace is largely uncontrolled, which makes it easy for international students to start flight training.
Our students enjoy a number of Online tools that can help them during flight training – or in preparation for it. Our Online Academy provides all the knowledge that you need throughout your training. You can start your pilot ground school already as you are waiting for your student visa to enter Canada.

Creating the Environment

We can provide, or assist to find, accommodation and transportation to immerse students in a learning environment that allows them to study with a minimum of distractions. Our instructors assume the role of a coach or mentor and throughout the organization we have an open door policy that makes our students part of our family – many have remained friends long after they moved back to their home country.

Providing Jobs

With our charter operation and instructor rating training, we are able to provide work for selected graduates.

Enrollment

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