Defence Programs
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A first class aviation training program not only features the very best in aircraft and equipment, but also takes full advantage of the latest advances in simulators and flight training course-ware. At the CFTS Training Centre this includes a wide range of sophisticated training support facilities in classrooms and briefing rooms, and on student laptops, where cutting edge graphics allow the student to visualize and fully understand the various flight maneuvers and lesson plans long before they ever set foot in an aircraft. This ensures maximum training value from every flying hour.


We’ve come a long way from the days of overhead projectors, chalkboards, and slide projectors. Our classrooms are equipped with the latest in learning technologies such as SMART Boards that take full advantage of modern computer based modules and multimedia options. That means that in the classroom the instructor can concentrate on delivering core concepts and explaining new techniques using full color graphics and realistic animations.


Ground based training includes a wide range of computer based instructional modules, available online to students on their laptops 24/7. As well, a sophisticated Training Information Management System facilitates all aspects of creating and recording student progress in all phases of ground and flying training, thereby easing the workload on instructors and supervisors.

Flight Training Devices

The next step from classroom instruction enroute to flying the actual aircraft takes students to Flight Training Devices (FTDs), where they can practice normal and emergency operations on their specific aircraft. These FTDs also provide an excellent opportunity for instructional delivery and mastery of key concepts prior to flight. Various levels of FTDs are available, from computerized desktop simulations to fully replicated aircraft cockpit and instrumentation, panels, and controls. Simulators

Once students are fully conversant with the basics through the FTD Lesson Plans, it’s time to move on to the full motion King Air C-90B and Bell 412 Full Flight simulators. Both highlight the rapid increase in computer capabilities and modern simulator design. Using high definition visuals, programmable weather and flight situations, and the ability to execute the complete range of aircraft emergency response situations, today’s RCAF pilot trainee sits on the leading edge of the aviation training world. The highest quality of training is possible in these devices for a fraction of the cost of actual flying hours and in a safe environment.

Academic Syllabus

Based on a world-renowned track record of aviation training, the various courses taught in all phases of the Canada Wings program include a wide range of subject matter. These include:

  • Aircraft Operating Instructions
  • Aerodynamics
  • Theory of Flight
  • Flight Instrumentation
  • Meteorology
  • VFR Procedures
  • I FR Procedures
  • Low Level Navigation
  • Flight Safety
  • Cockpit Resource Management
  • Aviation Physiology
  • Leadership