LEARNING TO FLY STARTS WITH THE BASICS
Transport Canada requires a minimum 40 hours of ground school to obtain a Private Pilot Licence.
Glacier Air holds three 12 week sessions per year that includes over 60 hours of training with new sessions beginning in late January, May and mid September. Ground school classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Squamish Airport.
Class size is limited to 12 to ensure each student receives personal undivided attention and is able to interact with instructors and other students. Our instructors are knowledgeable, vibrant and passionate about flying so they bring practical, real-world flying experience into the classroom.
No Charge Refreshers
At Glacier Air we believe you never stop learning therefore all students are welcome to attend multiple ground school sessions to refresh their knowledge at no extra charge. Meteorology and Navigation are typically the subjects most popular with pilots wanting refresher training.
Glacier Air offers accelerated 1-on-1 ground school training. We can also refer you to reputable on-line ground school web sites if you are unable to attend our classes.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Glacier Air to work out a customized training program that fits best for your individual needs.
Classes on going!
(Next Ground School Session starting 24th Jan 2017)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00pm – 9:00pm
12 students max.
*COST: $650 for full package including Pilot kit (books, maps etc.)
Course only cost : $325
or CALL 1-800-265-0088
QUESTIONS? Contact us to discuss your aviation goals and learn how we can help you achieve them!
*Books and supplies are extra. Requires payment in full prior to commencement of the course. Payments can be made by Cash, Visa, MasterCard or Debit Card.
Transport Canada’s Air Personnel Training and Licensing information portal.
Transport Canada’s criteria for identifying the right pilot school.
Transport Canada’s Canadian Aviation Regulations.
Transport Canada’s Aeronautical Information Manual.
Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation Medicine web page for everything you need to know about medical exams.
Transport Canada’s Medical Standards for Physical and Mental requirements.
Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation Medical Examiners search engine.
Nav Canada’s weather forecasts and observations in both alphanumeric and graphical weather data.
Computerized weather forecasts for the Pacific Northwest provided by the University of Washington.
Current conditions including 7-day forecast and historical data provided by the Government of Canada.
NavCanada’s north and south webcam views of Squamish Airport.
Many of these organizations offer training scholarships.
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week
The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
Women In Aviation International
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association
British Columbia Aviation Council
International Aerobatic Club
Experimental Aircraft Association
Recreational Aircraft Association
BC Floatplane Association