Youth Flight Camp
Youth Camp 2019 Update
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.
Unfortunately BFC will not be conducting its annual Youth Camp for the Summer of 2019. We have always enjoyed having young aviators who are enthusiastic about flying at the airport, however this year we will sadly not be having the camp. All of us at BFC would like to apologize for any inconveniences or disappointment this brings.
If you have any comments or inquires feel free to email [email protected] or call 905-838-1400 ext 0 or ext 228.
The Flight Training Office
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.
Cost: $795.00 +HST
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)
- Aviation art
- Aviation related scientific experiments
- UAV demonstration
- 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 over 20 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!
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.