Youth Flight Camp
We are Accepting Applications for the Youth Camp for the summer of 2017.
Dates: Monday, July 10th, 2017 – Friday, July 14th, 2017
Time: 08:00 – 16:00
Ages: 9 – 12
Dates: Monday August 14th, 2017 – Friday August 18th, 2017
Time: 08:00 – 16:00
Ages: 13 – 16
A Message from the Flight Camp Director:
The Brampton Flight Centre (BFC) has proudly served the local community for 70 years. Through the Youth Flight Camps, we hope to foster a stronger connection with the surrounding area, and to introduce a new generation to the exciting world of aviation. Our program has been tailored to engage students at a level appropriate to their age, and to show them all the challenge and excitement that flying has to offer, from general to commercial aviation. This includes actual flight training with certified instructors and various other activities combining fun and adventure around the Brampton airport!
My interest in aviation was captured at a young age, and that fascination has guided me into what has so far been an exciting and fulfilling career. It is that sense of wonder and adventure that I hope to pass along to the young people at this year’s camp.
Brampton Flight Centre’s friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff of Flight Instructors, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, and Administrators will bring their experience and enthusiasm to this summer’s Youth Flight Camp. Our clubhouse is always open to the public, and we would be happy to give you a tour of our classrooms, maintenance facilities, restaurant, and airport grounds any time you would like!
The information kit contains the forms you will need to register in a Flight Camp program. Enrollment is limited to 16 aviators per week. Applications will be received on a first-come, first-served basis, so contact me early to register and avoid disappointment.
Flight Training Administrator
905-838-1400 ext 228
Youth Flight Camp Outline
This unique five day camp program will introduce youth, ages 9 – 16, to the wonderful world of flight. This includes flight theory, airmanship, aircraft systems, etc. Camps run from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Introduction to Ground School
- Theory of Flight (how the airplane flies)
- Engines and Airframes (how the airplane is built)
- Radio Theory (how we talk to people in airplanes)
- Meteorology (weather)
Preparatory Ground Instruction and In-Flight Lessons
- Attitudes and movements
- Straight and level flight
- Climbs and descents
- Take-offs and landings
- Radio procedures
- Introduction to Navigation
Flight Training Totals
- Approximately 10 hours of ground school and Preparatory ground instruction
- 1 hour of simulator time between our full motion Red Bird Simulator (FMX) and 170 degree wrap around visual Frasca F142
- 5 flight hours in Cessna aircraft, approximately 2 hours in the front seat
- Brampton Airport clubhouse, ramp and maintenance hangars
- WWI Great War Flying Museum
- Recreational Aircraft Association of Canada (RAA)
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (Hamilton)
- Air Combat Zone
- Aviation art
- Model airplanes
- Aviation related scientific experiments
- Aviation movie and slide show
- Aviation history in Canada
- Paper plane contest
- May have guest lecturers
Introduction to BFC and the Flight Camp Programs
The Brampton Flight Centre is owned and operated by the Brampton Flying Club (BFC). BFC is a certified Air Operator, with capabilities in flight training, air taxi, and banner towing. BFC is also an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) to meet the needs of the Air Operator, the Club members and other transient aircraft.
Within the flight-training program there are options for obtaining a recreational, private, and commercial pilot licence. There are also options for night and instrument ratings. The Brampton Flight College is an integral part of BFC and permits career-minded students to receive specific industry training towards possibilities as a commercial pilot.
BFC owns and operates 24 aircraft in support of its flight training programs. There are single engine; 2-seat aircraft like the Cessna 152 and there 4-seat aircraft such as the Cessna 172. There is also a Bellanca 7ECA (Citabria), which is also a single engine, 2-seat aircraft but has a tail wheel configuration whereas all of the others are tricycle gear. The three 4-seat twin aircraft are primarily used for advanced commercial training.
BFC has 2 Flight Training Devices (Simulators). The Frasca is an enclosed cockpit Flight Training Device (FTD) with a 170 degree wrap around visual system. Though this unit is fixed it induces a feeling of flight through the wrap around visuals. It is a Transport Canada certified Level 2 FTD allowing flight training credits in the PPL, CPL, IFR, and Flight Instructor training programs. The Red Bird is an enclosed cockpit FTD with 200 degree wrap-around visuals. This unit has full motion and induces a realistic but not overbearing sensation of flight. It is a Transport Canada certified Level 2 FTD allowing flight training credits in the PPL, CPL, IFR, and Flight Instructor training programs.
Once you are enrolled in the Youth Flight Camp, you are issued a Pilot Training Record to authenticate the completion of your flight camp training. You will also receive a camp tee shirt and a series of handouts from the ground school that you can keep as part of your own initial training file!
Brampton Flying Club employs over 70 staff to cover the various aspects of flight and airport operation. Your Flight Camp Organizer is Veronica Draghici the Flight Training Administrator. Julie Pomeroy is the General Manager of the Flying Club and oversees all aspects of airport operations. Scott Chayko is the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI). Angelo Micone is the Director of Maintenance for the AMO.
The General Manager, Chief Flight Instructor and Director of Maintenance represent the main nucleus of the operating structure for the Brampton Flying Club. All other staff work in support of these functions and ensure that all services provided by the Club are able to meet the needs of the membership and their visitors.
Thank you for considering the Flight Camp experience at Brampton Flying Club. We hope that our trained personnel are able to provide you with a great time of learning along with a great time with new friends.
Flight Camp Registration
To register for the Youth Flight Camp at the Brampton Flying Club, please follow the guidelines listed below for best results. Brampton Flying Club shall ensure the safety of the students during the stated hours of the program. This includes any flights, games and other activities forming part of the camp program. However, all students will be required to follow the guidelines designed for their own safety and that of the other participants and members. Brampton Flying Club reserves the right to release participants from the program at the discretion of the Flight Camp Director and/or Airport Manager if their behaviour is considered to be disruptive or harmful to the flow of the program.
These guidelines will include a signed waiver form to relieve Brampton Flying Club of any injury or accident caused by neglect of these guidelines.
Register one of three ways:
1. Mail in your completed application form and payment and you will receive a phone call to confirm your place in the camp program.
2. Drop off your completed application form along with payment in person at the Brampton Flying Club.
3. Fax (905-838-1405 ATTN: Veronica Draghici) or email [email protected] in your registration to the Brampton Flying Club and call to make arrangements for payment.
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a placement in the program. Arrangements for payment of the balance by cash, cheque, or credit card may also be required at the time of deposit.
Email: [email protected]
Registration: Veronica Draghici, Camp Organizer Tel: 905-838-1400 ext 228, Fax: 905-838-1405, Email: [email protected]