Photo: Alexander (Alex) Burton is the new instructor for Selair’s Private Pilot License Training at the Abbotsford Airport.
In partnership with Selkirk College’s Aviation – Professional Pilot program, Selair is now offering Private Pilot License (PPL) training at the Abbotsford Airport.
Students will receive a minimum of 45 hours private pilot flight training in C-172 P airplanes (owned and operated by Selair) under the direction and supervision of Alexander (Alex) Burton. Alex has more than 15 years of experience as a pilot, flight instructor and educational program developer.
Once individuals have completed the PPL at Selair, they are eligible to become a pilot-in-command or co-pilot of an airplane of a class and type in respect of which the license is endorsed.
PPL holders wanting to pursue a career in aviation also have the opportunity to apply for entry into Selkirk’s two-year Aviation – Professional Pilot program.
Selkirk College School Chair and pilot Henri Bureaud says “Selair’s PPL training complements our program and assures that students will be well-prepared if they choose to pursue the aviation diploma.”
Located in the beautiful West Kootenay Region, Selkirk College has been working with Selair for more than 40 years to provide what is now a world-renown aviation program. The program trains pilots for entry-level positions in the Canadian Aviation Industry while keeping pace with advances in flight technology.
Selkirk College instructors are a team of professional, experienced pilots who have flight training, air taxi, commuter, regional, airline, corporate, bush and military experience.
For more information on Selair’s PPL, visit www.selair.ca or call 604.854.6888. For information on Selkirk College’s Aviation – Professional Pilot program, visit www.selkirk.ca/aviation or call 1.888.953.1133, ext. 205.
First published on June 14, 2011