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[Canada] Advice needed for choices of schools!!!

Old 17th Jun 2020, 09:02
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[Canada] Advice needed for choices of schools!!!

Hi all! Greetings from Hong Kong! And I am looking forwards to being a flight instructor in Canada!
After doing tonnes of researches, I have come up with a few choices of flight schools and would like to get some advices!

1. ProIFR (Delta, BC)
2. Coastal Pacific Aviation (Abbotsford, BC)
3. Harv's Air (Winnipeg, MB)
4. Brampton Flight Centre (Caledon, ON)
5. Pacific Flying Club (Delta, BC)
6. Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (Breslau, ON)

In terms of flight-related costs, 1-4 cost 62-63K while 5-6 cost 70K.
In terms of living costs, those not in BC should be a bit cheaper.
In terms of sizes, they are pretty much the same with 20+ aircrafts.
In terms of weather for VFR, probably best in Winnipeg?

Any advice or experience can be shared regarding the mentioned flight schools?
Many thanks!!!
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 16:48
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Hi, i will be able to speak more so on option

Living in Kitchener Waterloo will allow you cheaper rent than BC, and its still in close proximity to Toronto.
Weather in Waterloo, Summers are great, VFR weather most days. Winters, depending on the year can i would say leave you with about 3-4 VFR days per week.
Lots of students from HK in WWFC.
WWFC has a large fleet of 172 S models, DA40's, Arrows, Seminoles, 152's and a 172 RG. All well maintained It operates out of a controlled airport, and it can get very busy.

Have heard good things about the other schools also, i have personally used Harv's online ground schools for IFR and ATPL, its very good.

If you want to know specifics about #6 i can get into it, just PM me
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 05:44
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I have personal experience of Harvs Air and can thoroughly recommend them. Talk to Adam Penner if you ring them. Winnipeg has 265 clear days a year on average.

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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 13:11
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Nothing but praise for Harv's

Keen to head back for some hours building when circumstances allow.
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