Becoming a Pilot is really thrilling. It’s fun and adventure and challenge, and hasn’t everyone dreamed of flying a plane, sometime in their lives?
Young adults, some younger than you might expect, really have genuine interest in a career as a pilot as a practical option which gives them an opportunity to experience their passion as well as first-hand adventure while being guaranteed a decent income.
The process and details required to become a pilot can be confusing to many prospective pilots and therefore this site is dedicated to help such individuals attain their dreams.
Whether you seek a private pilot’s license or a commercial one you will be able to get more information about your eligibility to become a pilot on this site. You definitely will also find info about training options for both ground training and flight schools and more detailed information about piloting as a career or privately for fun.
This site was initially established by 2006 and operated through to mid 2011 by Island Pacific Flight Academy which used to offer flight school and pilot training for private and commercial licenses in Canada.
I’m not affiliated with this flight school, which was based in Sidney BC, on Vancouver Island near Victoria. I took my own flight training in Camrose, Alberta. It was not trivial. It takes work and time, real studying, and humility to make mistakes and appreciate the skills of your teachers.
I fly to Vancouver Island quite often actually, and I’m laying down roots on the BC coast, so I thought I’d keep this website going as an aviation information site, even though it’s not open for student training. Maybe in the future, someone might like to restart it, in which case, they can contact me to use the domain again. I just want to mention here, that I own an amazing mountain plane, the Expedition E350, made by Found Aviation, a Canadian Company. But I took all my flight training in Cessna 172’s, and my flight instructor was Allen Kurtz. Thanks Allen.
My daughter also got her private pilot license in Camrose. Allen is a very patient man, but there were a few other teachers who were less patient. This paragraph gives me a chance to talk about flight instructors. A relaxed flight instructor is very good to have. An uptight instructor, who criticizes the students too much, is just an inadequate personality. And sadly, students have to put up with it. Thank goodness students can get past that, become a fully licensed pilot, and leave their loser instructor in the dust. ( Not you Allen, you are great).
At the moment, there are some historical posts where you will learn about professional pilot training, pilot certificates and licenses, cost implications for flight training, best flight schools as well as the requirements to become a professional pilot, on a hypothetical basis.