Georgian College has contracted with Future Air to provide the Flight Labs that are the practical training required by its Aviation Program students.
Georgian College recognizes the fact that the graduating student from the Aviation program should be well rounded in aviation and that the student receive a structured foundation in aircraft cockpit environment as part of their education. The airborne orientation laboratory is designed to introduce students to various aspects of airline flight planning, airport layout, Air Traffic Control, aircraft and flight.
Flight Lab modules 1 and 2 (AVIA 1002) are designed to be the laboratory portion of the existing Aviation Orientation course (AVIA 1000) while modules 3 and 4 are designed to be the laboratory portion of the existing Navigation and Navigation Aids course (AVIA 2002).
In keeping with Future Air's own training program that stresses safety in all things aeronautical, the safety of the students is a prime factor in how these Flight Labs are delivered. All flights are conducted in day VMC conditions only using land based aircraft. No aerobatics are performed.
Based at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, the Flight Labs provide the students with 4 hours in the cockpit of an aircraft, doing tasks that are aligned with the theory taught in the classroom. They also receive an additional 5 hours of ground briefing.
Aircraft familiarization, taxiing, Attitudes and Movements, Straight and Level, Climbing and Descending and Turns.
Normal Take off, The Circuit, Normal Landings, Crosswind, Short and Soft Field Take offs and Landings, Range and Endurance, Slow Flight and Side slipping.
Cross Country flight departing from Barrie, fly to Kitchener International Airport then onto Owen Sound and then return to Barrie.
Basic Instrument Flying, VOR and GPS usage, Basic Holding procedures, Simulated precision and non-precision approaches, Simulated Holds.
“The dream of flying has been with me from an early age. Having set that dream aside
due to other priorities, many years passed and I found myself in my late 30s
wondering if I would ever earn my wings. As fate would have it, I discovered Future
Air, and decided to enrol in their Flight Training program. I booked my first flying
lesson and through continued determination, focus, and my passion for aviation, I
was able to complete all of the required training, and eventually pass both my
written and flight exam. Thus finally making a childhood dream come true! Future Air
guided me every step of the way from start to finish. Their instructors are highly
knowledgeable individuals with a passion for aviation. I would highly recommend
Future Air to anyone who wants to earn their wings and take to the skies. For a
career, or for pleasure. Their aircraft are well maintained, a pleasure to operate,
and to this day, I still utilize the services of Future Air by renting their
aircraft to take family and fri”