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Old 31st Aug 2007, 04:08
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Canada: Which flight school school choose?

Good morning everyone,

I have never been to Canada, however i am hearing here and there about good fight schools in canada.

Please let me know of the ones that are reputed.

Very good day,
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Old 31st Aug 2007, 04:14
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Moncton Flight College is the best in North america

asian airlines started sending thier cadets pilot for training at MFC


Good Luck

Personal experiance
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Old 31st Aug 2007, 04:22
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Try Montair

located at CZBB ...Excellent people

done lot of training there my self..


good luck
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Old 2nd Sep 2007, 01:35
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I'm surprised to hear that Montair has a good reputation. Didn't they have some serious issues a few years ago?

One that I have had first-hand experience with is Professional Flight Centre, also at the Boundary Bay Airport (near Vancouver, British Columbia). John Montgomery has built up a very impressive operation over the years from one that mostly specialized in Instrument Flight Training to one that covers ab-initio airplane and even helicopter.

http://www.proifr.com/ (home page)

http://www.proifr.com/aviation-caree...x.php?uni_id=4 (International Student Info)

Shop around though. Not sure what the cost of flight training is these days in the USA (all the TSA security hassles aside) but the US Dollar is low, and so it may represent a good value for your training (cost of training in Canada is normally higher than in the USA due in part to a punitive tax structure, user fees, etc. and the value of the Canadian Dollar has climbed to almost par the US Dollar.)
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Old 6th Sep 2007, 16:59
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Thank you for the replies.
Professional Flight Center actually looks amazing!

Can you give more more feedbacks?
And who are its partners? I mean do they guarantee us direct job application after the Ab-initio?

Please let more suggestions coming.

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Old 6th Sep 2007, 19:18
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I don't know that they, or any Canadian schools have guarantees for job applications with any aviation companies after completing their program. I know this is often offered at some US schools, however, the Canadian industry hasn't been at that level quite yet, and be weary of "guaranteed interviews," as they may be a "go to the interview, answer the questions, get your lollypop and out you go . . . " not necessarily leading to employment.

This could be changing in the future, as Air Canada Jazz, the regional airline of Air Canada has recently started hiring a few candidates directly from a well known aviation college.

I have done some of my Instrument training at "Pro," and I can vouch for the quality of instruction provided as well as John's reputation in the industry.

Good luck though in whichever training option you will take.
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Old 6th Sep 2007, 21:03
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Thanks for the info Jack.

During my researches these past hours, i have fallen on these academies:

Toronto airways http://training.torontoairways.com
Algonquin Flight Centre http://www.algonquinflightcentre.com

MFC and AFC look pretty awesome.
I have contacted both these schools, i will visit them soon.
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 14:48
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I highly recommend MFC.
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 16:22
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Thank you

Canadian friends, please tell me what you think about Cargair.

They actually offer JAA ATPL!

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Old 28th Sep 2007, 19:57
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I'm still not sure which school in what region i will choose, the Algonquin Flight Centre and toronto airways looks promising.
Great thread keep'em coming
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Old 28th Sep 2007, 20:28
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I can highly recommend the Brampton Flight Centre

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Old 8th Oct 2007, 15:20
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Does anyone have any comments on calgary flight training centre ?
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Old 13th Oct 2007, 02:26
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Ontario and BC may be problematic

As of last month, Ontario Flight Schools are being put under the thumb of the Private Career Colleges Act (same as for hairdressers and truck drivers) for Commercial and Flight Instructor courses. The smaller operations are unable to deal with the bureaucracy and fees and are either dropping these programs or going out of business altogether.

BC has had the same thing going on for a bit longer and I hear there is a court challenge under way.

The extra costs will be passed on to the student of course; so, check the Ontario and BC operations for all the fees.

One school I know will be charging an enrollment fee plus a surcharge for each hour.

Now mind if you plan (i.e. are dumb enough) to pay the entire course up front, Ontario and BC do protect your advance payment if the school goes belly up.

In the real world, pay as you go works just fine.
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Old 2nd Jan 2008, 17:28
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howz the professional flight centre.... and wat is the meaning of ab-initio....
i am an amateur and have lil knowledge... i wanna go for fkight training....
please help...
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 02:04
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Training at CZBB might not be the smartest thing to do. It's much more expensive compared to the other airports nearby. Most of the airwork is done farther from the airport so there's about a 10-15 min flight to get there, and then theres always a line to take off. So your bill comes to about $20-30 more each flight (though you need those hours anyways, many people would rather really fly those hours than go straight for 15 minutes, find out the training area is full with 5-10 aircraft, fly another 10 min and then start training.
Personally I would suggest training at Pitt Meadows airport (CYPK). It's only a few miles from Boundary Bay (CZBB). It's much closer to the training areas, it's a lot less busy. Occasionally you'll find 5 people in the circuit due to newbies from Boundary Bay and Langley coming in (Langley has a very short runway and obstacle clearance for both t/o and ldg). Also, you'll never get lost at CYPK. You can fly to almost any airport nearby by following a river. If you get lost at Boundary Bay and you stray into US territory, be afraid. =P I'm serious though.
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 08:31
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My recommendation:

Moncton Flight College - NB


I have done all my JAA training there - very impressed with the level of instruction, the operation and general school + quality of people.....more info? message me

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Old 26th Feb 2008, 09:34
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Hi all!

I think that in Mocton you can find some problems with the weather condition...what do you think about?

Since the price at ProIfr are very good but i dont understand the topic on taxes on flying school in north bay....
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Old 29th Feb 2008, 08:15
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Hello there!

I did my initial training with cargair back in the early 2000 based in beleoil ( CSB3)....then they moved to St hubert (CYHU)
I know some of you will ask me about the AC status and to be honest they are quiet old but maintenance is A1...they have their own maintenance and the company is training some asian cadets so in fact they are a little busy .
The airport situation is excellent with all classic type of approchs and the USA border only 5 min away.
The instructor team has maybe a good turn over but as you aviation is booming and i m still in contact with a lot of them including expat who are now flying all over the world.
Let me know if you want to know more
Happy contrails
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Old 3rd Mar 2008, 14:48
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Hi all,

Which is the best school to follow a professional pilto course+CFI license in according to Canada trasportation aviation license and then look for a job place as flight instructor:

Pro Ifr

langley flight school


I'm looking for advice

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Old 4th Mar 2008, 05:41
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I did some training at Langley, on the outskirts of Vancouver. The Langley Flying School was a great place to learn. They made it fun, but kept the standards that i had to fly at extremely high. The fleet is not new, but thats a great education for when you hit the real world, and it keeps the price a little lower. Also there is not usually a long wait for traffic there to get airborne. They can take you right thought to your instrument rating, and weather is only a problem more due fog or icing (IFR).

The regularly have guest instructors to run SOP, Turnbine, etc classes. The best part is that you can usually get some accommodation close to the airfield, and it wont break the bank. I suggest that you give the CFI Dave Parry an email, which you can find through the company website www.langleyflyingschool.com

I had a great experience there, and i am sure that you will too. I am now in Australia and still keep in regualar contact with my instructors. Thats how good the experience was. Flying and friendship.
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