Private Pilot License Ground School Fall session 2017

For all interested future pilots and those needed a brush up! Calgary Flight Training Centre is holding a Fall Session of the Private Pilot Licence Ground School. Call us 403-335-4892 or info@calgaryflight.com.

Meet the 26-year-old airline captain and her 19-year-old co-pilot

Meet the 26-year-old airline captain and her 19-year-old co-pilot

Their combined ages are just 45. But that didn’t stop 26-year-old captain Kate McWilliams and her 19-year-old co-pilot Luke Elsworth from flying hundreds of passengers to their destinations this week.

The young pilots manned a flight from London to Malta, after McWilliams earlier passed a course ascending to the rank of captain. Their employer, the British carrier Easyjet, believes McWilliams has become the world’s youngest commercial airline captain — with co-pilot Elsworth also one of the country’s youngest co-pilots.

Of the 130,000 airline pilots worldwide, just 450 are female captains according to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots, and McWilliams has urged more women to join her ranks.  Read more

YVR marks start of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week

It was a special day at Vancouver International Airport. A female air traffic controller guided an all-female flight crew to a safe landing. As Randene Neill reports, it highlighted the gender inequality that still plagues the aviation industry. Read more

Pilots are in high demand

How will the US solve its pilot shortage?

Pilots are high in demand, but recent projections from Boeing Co. shows that it may lead to a shaky future in aviation. Pilots are in high demand, but that may mean a troubling future for the aviation industry. The Boeing Company’s recent projections revealed some startling numbers that may have some airlines readjusting their future plans. Read more

Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook

Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook

Burgeoning demand for highly trained personnel.

As global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial jetliners over the next 20 years, the demand for personnel to fly and maintain those airplanes will be unprecedented. Information from official Boeing website http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/

Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche twin-engine aircraft

CFTC has updated a fleet with twin-engine aircraft

The Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche is an American twin-engine, cabin monoplane designed and built by Piper Aircraft.

The Twin Comanche goes faster, carries more, burns less fuel, climbs more rapidly and ultimately higher, and is quieter than other aircraft in this class.

Flight simulator

Feature-rich motion AATD

Our Flight simulator is a high-quality, feature-rich motion AATD. With standard features that are anything but standard, such as wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit, reconfigurable construction, and of course a motion platform, this serves up a level of realism that is simply unavailable in other training devices on the market. Read more

DA40 aircraft

Safety by design in Canada

Doesn’t government of Canada ensure all planes are safe? It turns out someare safer than others.

Diamond aircraft design aims to minimize the risk of accident and to reduce the chance to injury of occupants. Read more