Our FLIGHT COLLEGE PROGRAM features one-on-one training for every Barrie student, as well as a customized training plan.
If you are ready to receive flight training that not only prepares you to fly an aircraft independently, but also prepares you for a career in aviation, look no further than to us at Genesis Flight College. Serving aviation students from throughout the Barrie, Ontario area, our unique private career college focuses on providing specialized training programs and exposing students to some of the most innovative equipment available in the flight industry. Those who graduate from our flight college program receive a commercial pilot diploma as well as the credentials they need to start a successful flying career.
ONE-YEAR COLLEGE DIPLOMA PROGRAM
Our flight college program features one-on-one training for every student, as well as a customized training plan and dedicated instructor to ensure a comprehensive training experience and complete education. Our program also features training in an advanced aircraft equipped with modern flight instruments, otherwise known as a “glass cockpit.” For instance, our Diamond DA40 aircraft features the G1000 avionics suite. From their very first day, our students train on equipment usually only available to commercial pilots who take a jet transition course.
Actual cockpit of GENESIS Diamond DA42 training aircraft
By immediately immersing our students in this advanced equipment, we find they have a competitive edge when they graduate and begin competing for jobs in the aviation industry. Our graduates are particularly attractive to employers because, thanks to the students’ training through our program, employers can save on training time and cost.
The Career Pilot Program has four modules:
- Private Pilot Licence
- Commercial Pilot Licence
- Instrument Rating
- Multi-engine Rating
Each module has a ground school component and a flight component.
The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is the first step. A full-time student can get through the PPL in as little as two months. Students who also work or have other commitments can take a year or more to complete the PPL. All program components are customizable based on the individual.
PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE
The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is the prerequisite licence for entry into the commercial program. The licence involves over 100 hours of classroom/online instruction and about 50 hours of flying. You can expect to “solo” after 15-20 hours of dual time with a flight instructor. Classroom work will focus on subjects that include Air Law and Procedures, Navigation, Meteorology, Theory of Flight, Airframes, Engines and Systems, Flight Instruments, Flight Operations, Pilot Decision-Making and Human Factors in Flying. Upon completion of this training segment, a student will demonstrate proficiency through both a written exam and flight test administered by Transport Canada and earn a Radio Telephone Operator’s Certificate.
COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE
The Commercial Pilot Licence term within the program involves about 150 hours of ground instruction and at least 65 hours of structured flight training. Flight training will focus on broadening your skills to include night flying, instrument flying, long-range cross-country flights, and emergency procedures. Classroom work involves revisiting the knowledge areas covered in the Private Licence ground school in more depth with additional concepts related to commercial air carrier operations. The ground school curriculum will cover additional course work not included in the Transport Canada Commercial Licence syllabus, including Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Upon attaining a minimum of 150 total hours flying, a student will demonstrate proficiency through both a written exam and flight test administered by Transport Canada.
Multi-Engine Rating training involves approximately 20 hours of ground school and briefings and 20 hours flying/simulator time. The ground school will cover such subjects as Multi-Engine aerodynamics, Multi-Engine systems and Multi-Engine Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Upon completion of the ground school and flight instruction, a student will demonstrate proficiency through a flight test administered by a Transport Canada approved examiner.
Group 1 Instrument Rating training involves approximately 60 hours of ground school and briefings and 40-45 hours flying/simulator time. The ground school will cover such subjects as IFR Air Traffic Services/Control and Airspace, Weather Theory for IFR Flight, IFR Instruments and Radio Aids, IFR Departure/Enroute/Approach Procedures, and IFR GPS Operations. Upon completion of the ground school and flight instruction, a student will demonstrate proficiency through both a written exam and flight test administered by a Transport Canada approved examiner.
To meet the overall minimum flight time requirements to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence, the student will need to rent the aircraft to go on some trips. This is the best part of the program! Students can plan fun cross-country trips with family and friends to build valuable experience in the real world.
GETTING A JOB
The program finishes with a series of classes to help students get their first job. This segment includes training with respect to aviation business knowledge, flight instructing, resume development, interviewing, “sim” ride skills and networking opportunities for contacts and references. In addition, industry tours are arranged to provide further career perspectives for class members.
Genesis offers all programs on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. This provides maximum flexibility to students to complete each module on a custom schedule. Each program element has minimum expected costs and possible overages based on the individual learning requirements.
Below are the typical costs:
|Private Pilot Licence||$18,300 .00|
|Commercial Pilot Licence||$23,700.00|
The amount of flight training necessary fluctuates with each student. Prices are approximate and subject to change without notice. HST extra for all costs. A portion of the program is tax deductible and RESP eligible. Financing available. Student accommodations available.
Genesis Flight College is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.