I am a UK-based pilot (with a TC PPL multi) wanting to gain my instrument rating (multi). I am looking for a flight school in either the Toronto or Montreal catchment areas. Obvious criteria apply: professional tuition; decent people; and an outfit that is not going to break the bank. A bonus would be a school that offered accommodation, given that I will need a place to stay.
Recommendations gratefully received or, if there are schools to avoid, please do private message me!
27th Oct 2011, 12:54
I got my licences from Brampton Flight School near Toronto, about half hour from downtown Toronto
Brampton Flight Centre (http://www.bramptonflightcentre.com/)
Over all the schools in GTA, I think it's a pretty good flight school
21st Nov 2011, 21:28
I did mine in Kitchener at Wellington Waterloo Flight Centre. Hr west of Toronto but I think a little cheaper/hr then most in the Toronto. Good equipment, ILS on site and great instructors.
Welcome to the Waterloo/Wellington Flight Centre (http://www.wwflightcentre.com/)
22nd Nov 2011, 01:26
I would recommend Air Richelieu for Montreal.
You will be flying out of St Hubert, CYHU.
Cours pilotage | Cessna Pilot Center | Training Center | Cours pilotage | Cessna Pilot Center | Standardized Training Center (http://www.airrichelieu.com/en/)
I know a pilot who is always doing his Canadian IFR renewal with them, training and test all with their approved flight simulator.
Cours pilotage | Cessna Pilot Center | Training Center | Flight simulators | Notre école (http://www.airrichelieu.com/en/Notre-ecole/flight-simulators.html)
They do provide accommodations according to their website.
24th Nov 2011, 15:45
Brampton Flight Center is a very good school! For IFR training I wouldn't go there though. Their approaches depend heavily on Pearson traffic. It can happen that they tell you to hold for 45 mins. or cancel IFR...
This means that you spend a lot of time (and therefore money) getting to an airport with the necessary approach facilities (Kitchener, London, etc.) to do the training.
I went to Perimeter in Winnipeg for three weeks, which was enough to do the whole thing :ok: