Today the Flying Club is proud to provide a flight training program that is second to none. Our training facility is well equipped with classrooms, briefing rooms, flight lounge and more.
What does it take, and am I eligble?
The requirements for issue of a Recreational Permit or Private Pilot licence are described in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and can be summarized as follows:
AGE: You must have reached your sixteenth birthday to hold a Recreational Permit and your seventeenth birthday to hold a Private licence, but you may begin your training prior to these dates.
MEDICAL FITNESS: You must meet certain medical requirements. If you are in good health you need expect no problems. Some people discover they are partially colour blind and this might restrict them to day flying only. Your eyesight must be correctable with required lenses, and contact lenses are O.K. To maintain your Recreational Permit you must pass a routine medical every five years. The Private licence requires a medical every two years if you are under forty, and every year if you are over forty.
KNOWLEDGE: You must demonstrate your knowledge by obtaining at least sixty percent in a written examination on the subjects you will study in the groundschool classes.
SKILL: When your training is completed, your instructor will recommend you for a flight test, during which you will demonstrate your ability to perform normal and emergency maneuvers appropriate to the aircraft being used in the test.
The Brandon Flying Club is a recognized educational institution, and as a non profit organization is dedicated to providing flying training at the lowest possible costs. It is important to understand that the more frequently you fly the more efficient your training will be and the less it will cost you. It is wise to arrange your financing before you begin so your training will not be interrupted by lack of funds.
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