Brampton Flight College – One Year Professional Pilot Diploma Program
Program Overview and Curriculum
The One Year Professional Pilot Diploma Program is a 12 month full time training program that runs from September to August. Students accepted into the Program attend class five days per week, normally ground school in the morning and flight training in the afternoon. The highly structured Program delivers over 900 hours of instruction including ground school, flight and simulator training (FTD), industry tours and networking opportunities. Reinforcement of skills is accomplished through the use of labs, workshops and multi-crew simulator exercises.
The Program follows the ground school and flight training syllabus prescribed by Transport Canada for pilot licencing. The advanced airline training curriculum has been patterned after aircrew training programs recommended by ATAC and mandated by Transport Canada for Charter and Commuter air carriers. The Program also includes classes on “How to get a job after graduation”.
Upon completion of the Program, graduates receive a Commercial Pilot Licence with Multi-Engine and Group 1 Instrument Rating along with the Professional Pilot Program Diploma from Brampton Flight College. Each year it has been our practice to offer the top 25% of the graduates (up to the top three) from the Program positions as Flight Instructors at Brampton Flight Centre (some conditions apply).
Brampton Flight College is based at the Brampton Flight Centre. Flight training at Brampton airport provides experience for a student at an early stage with uncontrolled air traffic procedures, and proximity to Toronto Pearson and Hamilton Munro airport familiarizes trainees with air traffic control handling of commercial aircraft arrivals and departures.
Program ground school instruction takes place primarily in the College Lecture Hall and in our multi-crew Frasca Truflite simulator and our new Redbird FMX full motion simulator. College students have their own dedicated instructional staff (typically aviation college graduates) supported by active airline pilots, particularly for advanced airline classes. Student progress is monitored closely to enable additional personal instruction if required. From time to time, training will also be augmented by field trips to airline operations offices, NavCanada and Transport Canada sites.
Private Pilot Licence Training
The Private Pilot Licence term within the Program involves over 200 hours of classroom instruction and 60-70 hours flying. You can expect to “solo” after 15-20 hours of dual time with a flight instructor. Classroom work will focus on subjects that include Air Law and Procedures, Navigation, Meteorology, Theory of Flight, Airframes, Engines and Systems, Flight Instruments, Flight Operations, Pilot Decision-Making and Human Factors in Flying. Upon completion of this training segment, a student will demonstrate proficiency through both a written exam and flight test administered by Transport Canada and earn a Radio Telephone Operator’s Certificate.
Commercial Pilot Licence Training
The Commercial Pilot Licence term within the Program involves about 250 hours of ground school instruction and 140-150 total hours flying. Flight training will focus on broadening your skills to include night flying, instrument flying, long range cross country flights, and emergency procedures. Classroom work involves revisiting the knowledge areas covered in the Private Licence ground school in more depth with additional concepts related to commercial air carrier operations. The ground school curriculum will cover additional course work not included in the Transport Canada Commercial Licence syllabus, including Crew Resource Management (CRM), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Introductory Math and Physics and First Aid/CPR. Upon attaining a minimum of 150 total hours flying, a student will demonstrate proficiency through both a written exam and flight test administered by Transport Canada.
Multi-Engine Rating training involves approximately 30 hours of ground school and briefings and 10-15 hours flying/ simulator FTD (included in the Commercial Licence flying total). The ground school will cover such subjects as Multi-Engine aerodynamics, Multi-Engine PA-44 Seminole systems and Multi-Engine Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Upon completion of the ground school and flight instruction, a student will demonstrate proficiency through a flight test administered by a Transport Canada approved examiner.
Group 1 Instrument Rating
Group 1 Instrument Rating training involves approximately 60 hours of ground school and briefings and 40-45 hours flying/simulator FTD (included in the Commercial Licence flying total). The ground school will cover such subjects as IFR Air Traffic Services/Control and Airspace, Weather Theory for IFR Flight, IFR Instruments and Radio Aids, IFR Departure/Enroute/Approach Procedures, and IFR GPS Operations, . Upon completion of the ground school and flight instruction, a student will demonstrate proficiency through both a written exam and flight test administered by a Transport Canada approved examiner.
Advanced Airline Training
The Advanced Airline Training segment involves approximately 180 hours of ground school instruction. The ground school is based on subjects included in Initial Training programs presented to new hire pilots by Charter and Commuter airline operators and covers areas such as Airline Air Law, Multi-Crew Flight Deck Procedures, Advanced Aircraft Systems (Beechcraft King Air 300/350 and Bombardier Q400 presented at Porter Airlines), “Glass” Avionics and Flight Management Systems (FMS), High Altitude Operations, Airborne Icing and Surface Contamination, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Oceanic Operations, Safety Management Systems (SMS), Survival Equipment and Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) Avoidance.
Getting a Job
The Advanced Program finishes with a series of classes to help students “get their first job”. This segment includes training with respect to aviation business knowledge, flight instructing, resume development, interviewing, “sim” ride skills and networking opportunities for contacts and references. Consistent with our commitment to our graduates “getting a job”, it has been Brampton Flight Centre’s practice to offer the top graduates (25%) each year positions with Brampton Flight Centre as flight instructors. In addition, industry tours are arranged to provide further career perspectives for class members.
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For more information please contact Kathy Stewart, College Administrator at (905) 838-1400 ext 248 or by emailing [email protected]