Flight College Program, Toronto, ON
Just a short drive from Toronto, our flight college program offers one-one-one training for each student.
If you are looking for a unique private career college, Genesis Flight College offers specialized flight training programs focused on exposing students to the most advanced flight equipment available in the industry. Graduates of the Genesis Flight College program achieve a commercial pilot diploma and have the core credentials required to begin their flying career.
Just a short drive from Toronto, Ontario in the city of Collingwood, our flight college program offers one-one-one training for each student. An individual training plan and dedicated flight instructor ensure thorough and complete education. Additionally, and perhaps the most compelling and unique aspect of the Genesis program, is that 100% of student training is completed in advanced aircraft featuring modern flight instruments (known as a “glass cockpit”). Our Diamond DA40 aircraft and synthetic training equipment featuring the G1000 avionics suite provides a training package found nowhere else in Canada. From day one, students will train with equipment that is typically only available to commercial pilots on a jet transition course.
At Genesis Flight Centre, we have found that immersing students immediately in the advanced equipment usually only found on jets as part of the flight college program has proven to provide a significant edge when competing for jobs in the market. Because graduates already have experience with glass cockpit environments, employers see value in hiring flight college program pilots because it saves training time and training cost.
Flexible and individual training plans allow schedules to be modified for each student based on their budget and availability. The flight college program gives a full-time student the ability to complete all of the core components in 12-14 months.
The Career Pilot Program has four modules, each with a ground school component and a flight component. The modules include:
- Private Pilot Licence
- Commercial Pilot Licence
- Instrument Rating
- Multi-engine Rating
Because all program components are customizable based on an individual student’s needs, a full-time student can take as little as two months or more than a year to complete the first step of earning their Private Pilot Licence (PPL).
PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE
- Over 100 hours of classroom instruction and 60-70 hours flying
- “Solo” flights after 15-20 hours of dual time with a flight instructor
- Classroom subjects include focus on 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
- 150 hours of ground school 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.
- 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.
- Involves approximately 30 hours of ground school and briefings
- 20 hours flying/simulator time
- Ground school covers subjects such 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.
- Ground school covers 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.
GETTING A JOB
The flight college 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
- “Sim” ride skills
- Networking opportunities for contacts and references.
In addition, industry tours are arranged to provide further career perspectives for class members.
In order to provide maximum flexibility to students and the ability to complete each module on a custom schedule, Genesis offers all programs on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. There are minimum expected costs with each program element, and overages are possible based on individual learning requirements.
Minimum costs include:
Private Pilot Licence……………….. $13,855.00
Commercial Pilot Licence…….…. $22,150.00
Multi-Engine Rating………………… $10,760.00
Instrument Rating…………………… $15,200.00
Prices are approximate and are subject to change without notice. Additionally, total flight training time will be different for each student.
HST extra for all costs. A portion of the program is tax deductible and RESP eligible. Financing available. Student accommodations available.