The Red Deer Regional Airport is proud to welcome their newest aviation business to Central Alberta, the Canadian Aviation College.
The Canadian Aviation College is a designated training institution who currently operate from their main college in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, and are happily transitioning a secondary location to the Red Deer Regional Airport. This transition into Central Alberta with both single and twin-engine aircraft will allow students and instructors from the college to take advantage of the diverse landscapes of the region, while utilizing the consistent winter weather of Alberta.
As a student-oriented aviation training facility, the team at Canadian Aviation College focus on empowering their students to graduate with a higher level of experience and be better suited for employment in Canada. International students who graduate from their Commercial Pilot Program are also eligible for post-graduation work permits in select countries. The economic impact of students within Central Alberta is immense.
Students with the Canadian Aviation College will live within Central Alberta as they complete their studies, and this number of students will continue to grow year after year. These students are able to contribute to the local economy by eating meals, visiting sites, and contributing to daily activities and transportation. This addition to our local economy is vital in times such as these.
“Students are a huge economic driver for Central Alberta, and we are so happy to see upwards of 100 students here with the Canadian Aviation College as we look to the future”, says Graham Ingham, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Airport. “The Airport has continued to remain busy throughout 2020, with essential service business and VIP traffic, and this addition of the airport’s third aviation school is a fantastic benefit to that economic impact.”
ALSIM, the global flight simulator manufacturer headquartered in France, has expanded its range of products with the launch of its brand new ALSR20, an exact replica of the Cirrus SR20.
The device reproduces the latest Cirrus SR20 specific interior cockpit and flight deck including a real Garmin GDU 1050A and GFC 700 Autopilot. The ALSR20 is further equipped with a Garmin GMA 350C – All digital Audio Panel and a Garmin GCU 479 and can simulate the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS).
As with all ALSIM simulators, the ALSR20 gathers the best of the company’s technology. The outstanding immersion is provided by the latest VFR-VS image generator and visual system with 210° screen. The instructor station is designed for instructor’s comfort and offers two large graphical touch screens to access the IOS. The IOS can also be accessed by any tablet that can access the internet.
This new simulator joins the family of specific devices produced by AlSIM, already consisting of the AL172 (Cessna 172), AL40 and AL42 (Diamond DA40 and DA42).
The ALSR20 is delivered with a two-year warranty and a full range of services including installation, training, maintenance and qualification support. A maintenance spare parts kit is also provided to ensure independence and maximum uptime.
The ALSR20, a Flight Training Device (FTD) Level 5, is compliant with the latest aviation standards from EASA and the FAA to TC (Transport Canada) and the CAAC.
Langley Flying School in British Columbia Canada is adding a high fidelity ALSIM AL250 simulator to their growing fleet. Langley Flying School has been operating out of the Langley Regional Airport (CYNJ) since 1994 and currently has a record number of students. In May 2020, the Flight Training Unit relocated to a new and larger training facility at the Langley Regional Airport to provide an exceptional and more comfortable experience to all its clients. Their ALSIM AL250 simulator, ideal for single & multi engine piston training with both analogue and glass flight decks and real Garmin GTN650, will be Transport Canada certified Level 2-IPC.
Aaron Achoba, Chief Flight Instructor at Langley explains: “We carefully considered all options in finding the perfect flight training device because we needed a simulator that not only satisfied our mission of providing safe and effective pilot training, but also one that could meet the enhanced training standards our newly approved Aviation Diploma program promises; at the same time we also wanted a device that would complement our new flight training facility. The AL250 from Alsim was the perfect fit, with the improved visuals, GPS and RNAV capabilities, we believe it has the capacity to not become obsolete in the next few years!”
“Knowing Aaron for some years now, and at the same time witnessing his School’s growth, we are excited to add Langley as our newest client in Canada. We know they will be extremely happy with this simulator that continues to evolve and helps students learn faster and more efficiently,” adds Dr Scott Firsing of ALSIM’s North America office.