CFTC Advantage: uncontrolled airspace, practice area is close to the airport… and more

  • Uncontrolled airspace

    Do you want to get your pilot licence faster by spending your funds more efficiently? In this case you need to spend most of your flight time by practicing rather taxiing to runaway or waiting for Air Traffic Controllers to clear your take-off and landing.

    Most flight school calculate their training cost per flight hour. However, this is misleading as most schools have long taxi time because they are located far away from runways. The taxi time gives less airtime practice and costs cheaper.

    Calgary Flight Training Centre is located in Olds-Disdbury Airport which is in uncontrolled airspace. There is no waiting time for Air Traffic Controllers to clear your take-off and landing. At Olds-Disdbury Airport you are able to start up the aircraft, taxi directly to the runway, and take-off when safe to do so.

    Uncontrolled airspace is good for your training because it is less stressful and safes your money.

    Uncontrolled airspace is good for your training because it is less stressful and safes your money.

    Other airports in the Calgary area are nearing capacity and costly delays can be a regular occurrence.

    Large airport means lots of waiting time and longer fly outs to the safe practice area (both factors are cost money). Learning to control the aircraft is difficult and stressful enough. Busy airspace adds more stress and can cause more distractions.

    Large airport means lots of waiting time and longer fly outs to the safe practice area (both factors are cost money). Learning to control the aircraft is difficult and stressful enough. Busy airspace adds more stress and can cause more distractions.

  • Practice area is located within a few miles of the airport

    Trainee pilots must train in designated areas. Ours is located within a few miles of the airport, again enabling the student to save valuable money by not having to travel to and from the practice area. Other airports in the area require students to travel far just to begin their flight lesson.

  • Based on Transport Canada requirements

    CFTC students have been able to complete their licenses according Transport Canada requirements in much less time than national average saving more money.

  • Brand new facilities and equipment

    The Calgary Flight Training Centre (CFTC) was recently moved to a brand new building in Olds-Didsbury Airport, Alberta where we are proud to offer the most high tech and up to date aircraft and flight simulators.

  • Our flying lessons are in the Calgary area of Alberta

    so you can enjoy the freedom of an uncontrolled airport, as well as the big city.

  • Our instructors are personable, enthusiastic, and professional.

    You spend a lot of time with your instructor during your flight training, so it’s important to enjoy their company!

  • Olds-Didsbury Airport is a quiet, well maintained,

    airport which enables us to provide safe, efficient, and cost effective flight training. Other airports in the Calgary area are nearing capacity and costly delays can be a regular occurrence.

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weekday evenings by appointment
Weekends, holidays by appointment