Canadian Flight Centre

Canadian Flight Centre

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Dane W. ·
Reviewed October 21, 2012
CFC has a 'small company' feel with great staff. They are a bunch of people that enjoy flying and want to share their passion. The first day of ground school you meet most of the staff including the owner. If you want to make a career out of it you're encouraged to talk to them. If you just want to fly with an instructor for an hour or more you can do that anytime the "ceiling" (cloud level) is high enough... Its not cheap, rougly $200/hr but a great experience. The ground school option was fantastic for anyone with an interest of flying, and a mechanical aptitude -- you learn a little about a lot (weather, electronics, radiowaves, flight etc)


Stephen K. ·
Reviewed May 23, 2012
It was an incredible feeling to actually help with take off and landing (among the rest) Thank you Canadian Flight Centre. I will come back for sure, next time i will sign up for the acrobat.


Sami V. · 2 reviews
Reviewed July 21, 2015
Great experience as you get to control most of the introductory flight.

What You'll Get

Without flight, professional baseball teams are forced to travel by river ferry or bat to opposing locker rooms with precision-aimed cannons. Revel in modern movement with today's Groupon to Canadian Flight Centre in Delta. Choose between two options:

  • For $99, you get a 30-minute discovery flight and ground lesson (a $200 value).
  • For $257, you get a private pilot starter package (a $595 value).

Canadian Flight Centre's accredited Transport Canada instructors guide prospective pilots and seasoned aeronauts through a menagerie of training courses and tours. In the ground lesson, an experienced aviator will help recruits get acquainted with the movements and procedures in the plane, as well as the proper way to pet the dashboard for good behaviour. After a tour of the aircraft and maintenance facilities, you'll slide into the driver's seat to chariot either a Cessna or a Piper plane. The plane slowly becomes an extension of the new pilot's body, with excited wings flapping carefree like arms over the lush local scenery and the overhead compartments storing pounds and pounds of partially digested cotton candy.

For those serious about taking steps toward a global sky society, the private pilot starter package furthers aero-education with 40 hours of ground school (a $325 value). Therein, you'll hit the books on subjects of air law; meteorology; theory of flight; modern parachute fashion; navigation; airframes, engines, and systems; flight operations; cloud relations; and human factors. The tuition price also covers the cost of the required textbook (a $45 value) and a ground school bag (a $25 value). Bookworms then blossom into metallic sky bugs by taking the reins of a discovery flight (a $200 value). The starter package also covers opening steps of Transport Canada's requirements for obtaining a pilot's licence, which grants two free club sodas when flashed at airport bars.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 14 or older. Must sign waiver. New customers only. Subject to weather. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Canadian Flight Centre

Based at Kamloops and Boundary Bay Airport, Canadian Flight Centre has used its fleet of small aircraft to train more than 3,000 professional and recreational pilots since its inception in 1979. After a thorough ground-school education, potential commercial and private fliers hop into planes for flight training. Instructors utilize the region's unique proximity to coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean to teach specific mountain checkout or water-related flying and instrument skills. They outfit their instructional aircraft with all the controls, instrumentation, and capabilities necessary to imbue industry-standard proficiency.

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