CFTC Advantage: uncontrolled airspace, practice area is close to the airport… and more
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.
Other airports in the Calgary area are nearing capacity and costly delays can be a regular occurrence.
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.
CFTC students have been able to complete their licenses according Transport Canada requirements in much less time than national average saving more money.
Calgary Flight Training Center offers a fleet of G500 Glass cockpit aircraft (Diamond DA 20) and a more sophisticated airplane (Diamond DA 40) equipped with a G1000 Glass Cockpit with Autopilot. The instructors are well experienced on these type of aircraft. More information about aircraft and simulators available for your flight training.
so you can enjoy the freedom of an uncontrolled airport, as well as the big city.
You spend a lot of time with your instructor during your flight training, so it’s important to enjoy their company!
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.