Came across Discovery Aviation Academy (A whole subsidiary of Discovery Air) and its approach on flight training. It is apparent that students who undergo training at this FTO have the availability to leverage Discovery Air's extensive network. By doing this, they claim that they can "bridge the gap between graduation and employment". Has anyone heard or been at this academy? Couldn't find any posts or threads on these guys as they are relatively new (Opened in 2011). They operate 3 types of a/c - 172, 337h, AC500.
Also they have Co-op/Internship opportunities throughout the course within their network, which include a Fire Detection Pilot at Discovery Air Fire Services (Hicks & Lawrence). The total cost for their integrated program is roughly CAD$65,000, and you have the opportunity to combine it with a business Diploma if you wish.
It seems like a good deal, no?
Does anyone have any experience with them, or even with their parent company, Discovery Air or Air Tindi? How is Sudbury for flight training? Any other FTO recommendations? Any positive/negative feedback is welcome!!
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