The program will start in late March and will run until the end of June. Trainees must be at least 16 years old to participate. More details about the program requirements and cost can be found by clicking here.
Mitchinson Flight Centre will also host an information session in Prince Albert March 8 for anyone interested in learning more about the satellite school. The open house will take place in the Coronet Room at the Prince Albert Travelodge beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Saskatoon-based Mitchinson Flight Centre has a long history in the aviation business. Started in 1946, the company provides flight instruction, charters, scenic flights, testing, aircraft maintenance and inspections. The business is owned by a group of four pilots, all of whom still fly with either WestJet or Air Canada. The group all trained through Mitchinson Flight Centre and joined together to buy the business in 2013.
Dan Glass is a part owner in Mitchinson Flight Centre. The Glass family is well-known in Prince Albert. Dan’s father Floyd started Athabaska Airways in the 1950s, which later partnered with a northern airline service to become Transwest Air. The Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport is named after Floyd Glass.
With such a long history in the aviation business in Prince Albert, Dan Glass said he is thrilled to be able to bring the opportunity for flight training back to Prince Albert. The satellite school will operate out of the Transwest Air hangar.
There is a huge demand for skilled pilots worldwide, Glass said, and the Prince Albert satellite school gives more people the chance to train at home. Training for a private pilot’s license can be done in three months and trainees can take their first solo flight after as little as 10 hours of instruction, he noted.
Glass still remembers his first solo flight and said it’s a feeling you never forget.
“I feel really connected to the Prince Albert Airport and I think it’s a great opportunity to get involved in the community again” he said.
“I would love to see the general aviation market pick up again in Prince Albert.”
Word of a satellite school starting up in Prince Albert has generated a lot of interest. Glass said anyone interested in learning more can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-244-6714. They should also plan to attend the information session hosted by Mitchinson Flying Service March 8 at the Prince Albert Travelodge beginning at 6:30 p.m.