Take Flight at Selkirk College. Join us for an adventure and prepare for a career!
Join our close knit group of students, alumni, and industry experienced instructors in the beautiful West Kootenays and embark on your aviation journey. Immerse yourself in an aviation environment with an emphasis on excellence and emerge fully qualified and prepared for the challenges associated with commercial flying.
The Aviation - Professional Pilot program is designed to prepare students for commercial pilot positions in the Canadian and International airline industry. This intensive two year flight training diploma program provides students with the necessary tools to succeed in a technology driven environment. Graduates are fully qualified to enter the industry as Group 1 Instrument Rated Commercial Pilots.
A comprehensive 2-year diploma that transfers to an aviation degree at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Aviation courses delivered at the West Kootenay Regional Airport in our state-of-the-art aviation facility.
Unlimited flight simulator time in wrap-around visual equipped trainers.
Our program is an intensive two year diploma program certified by Transport Canada and supported by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education. The program is an integrated approach to flight training emphasizing multi-crew coordination training and Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) standards.
Our multi-million dollar aviation facility offers a state of the art classroom environment, dispatch area, two FRASCA 142 and one ALSIM 200MCC flight training simulators. Flight training is completed in a fully equipped fleet consisting of five Cessna 172P and two twin engine Beech Travelaire (BE-95) aircraft.
Selkirk Aviation instructors are all Airline Transport Pilot License rated pilots with a wide variety of flying experience. Through university level courses, ground school courses, computer based training exercises and professional flight training in a challenging mountain environment, Selkirk College Aviation graduates emerge from the program fully qualified and prepared for the challenges and responsibilities associated with commercial flying.
Check out the current weather at the West Kootenay Regional Airport with our WEB CAMS which are mounted on the Aviation Training Centre pointing North and South parallel to runway 33 and 15. You can also see our CYCG (Castlegar) Airport Cameras.