Aviation Diploma Program
The program, jointly delivered by Northwestern Airlease of Fort Smith and SaLT College, is designed to provide training for Northerners seeking to become commercial pilots. This two-year program (5 terms, each 15 weeks in length) combines classroom theory and flight training that will enable graduates to exit the program with their commercial pilot’s license, their Multi-Engine IFR Rating, and their Group I Instrument Rating. The aviation portions of the program are enhanced by skill and knowledge related to the general aviation industry. There will be elective courses on First Aid, Survival, floats, skis, off strip landing, and bush flying.
Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment with small or medium sized air carriers flying wheel, float, or ski equipped planes. Graduates will be qualified to act as first officers in small to medium sized twin engine aircraft, and pilot in command on a single engine aircraft.
Applicants to this program must meet the following criteria;