Aviation Business Program
With a nationwide pilot shortage looming, a small airline in Fort Smith Northwest Territories took matters into their own hands.They launched their own aviation school.
Posted by CBC North on Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The Aviation Business Program is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for active flying careers in the aviation industry. Emphasis is placed on helping students develop knowledge and skills that are appropriate for the unique aviation business environment in the NWT. The Aviation Business Program provides students with an opportunity to acquire a two-year Diploma.
The Aviation Business Diploma is composed of two distinct segments. One segment consists of the ground school and flight training component to achieve a Commercial Pilot’s Licence that include the wished ratings. The other segment is relevant business courses delivered by Aurora College. Tuition fees and costs related to obtaining the pilot’s licences are paid directly to the Flight School, and are in addition to Aurora College’s tuition and student fees.
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;
To apply, see more information on the Aurora College page.