New Location, Experienced Management
The new Canadian
Aviation Centre began operations at St. Andrews Airport in Manitoba
last week. The company plans to deliver complete flight training
services using a large fleet of training aircraft and modern flight
The Canadian Aviation Centre, located in the facilities that
formerly housed the Winnipeg Flying Club, is a subsidiary of
Steinbach-based Harv's Air Service. Harv's Air was established in
1972, and has grown to become one of the leading flight training
schools in Canada, offering Canadian- and internationally-certified
pilot training and air taxi services.
"We are very excited to be opening a new location at the St.
Andrews airport," said Harv's Air and Canadian Aviation Centre
founder Harv Penner. "I'm confident that we have the skills and
positive attitude needed to make your flight training the most
fulfilling and enjoyable experience possible."
The Canadian Aviation Centre operates a fleet of Cessna 152s,
Cessna 172s, a Bellanca Citabria (taildragger), and a Piper
Warrior. In addition, two certified Flight Training Devices (flight
simulators) are available to students along with access to an
internet-based Online Ground School.
The school employs several Designated Flight Test Examiners to
ensure the highest flight training standards and to provide
students with ready access to flight tests.
Its location at St. Andrews Airport is ideal for flight
training, with three runways, a control tower operating 16 hours
daily and a large nearby practice area. The campus includes 2 large
hangers, a 10,000-square foot classroom, administration and
restaurant facility and an 18-student dormitory.
The highlight of the summer for the Canadian Aviation Centre
staff will be the arrival of members of the Royal Canadian Air
Cadets, who will pursue their Private Pilot's License under the
Flying Scholarship Program. Starting in September, the Canadian
Aviation Centre will join with Red River College to offer a
community college diploma in Aviation Business Management.