Congratulations to the following pilots on their latest acheviements:
Quinn Wilson – Multi Flight test passed
Kyle Big Canoe – Multi flight test passed
Cullen Burchartz – Multi Flight test passed
Eric Beck – PPL licence completed
Bob Verwey – PPL Licence completed
David Goodwin – PPL Licence completed
Welcome to the following new flight instructors:
Summer Flying and Air Cadets
We are excited to be hosting Air Cadet Power Pilot training again this year. The cadets will be commencing their training on Monday, July 6th and will be at DFC for six weeks, at the end of which they will have their private pilot licences. This year we’ve taken steps to dedicate aircraft for the use of renters and other students during this period, but we suggest that you book your flights as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.
DFC is offering a 10% plane rental discount to all renters of C-150, C-152 and C-172 aircraft on bookings made for on or after 5:30pm Mondays through Saturdays from July 6th through August 20th.
Minacs Flight Training Scholarship Winner Announced
Congratulations to Raquel M. who was selected to be the recipient of the $2,000 female pilot flight training scholarship generously provided by Minacs, and also to Mary B. who was first runner-up and received a $200 certificate for ground school courtesy of Durham Flight Centre. Raquel and Mary were two of five finalists in the contest that was announced at the Women Of Aviation Worldwide Girls Take Flight event held at Enterprise Airlines hangar in March. All five finalists recently had the opportunity to train in our Redbird and to do a dual flight in a C-172. The enthusiasm of the finalists for flying was awesome to see and we wish all of them the very best.
Raquel M. and Mary B. at the controls of the C-172
Welcome Back to Our Piper Arrow!!!
Cruise in style in our refurbished Piper Arrow 28R. This four seater with retractable landing gear is powered by Lycoming’s reliable and efficient IO-360 200 horsepower engine; normal cruise is around 140 KIAS. A max gross weight of 2650 pounds gives this aircraft a useful load of over 1000 pounds. Modern avionics - including a Garmin GNS430W GPS, Sandel digital HSI and an S-TEC Autopilot - as well as an all new interior complement the excellent performance of this aircraft.
With a range of over 650 NM with a 45 minute fuel reserve the Arrow is great for long cross countries. It is an excellent trainer as well. Ever wonder about getting your instrument rating or doing your 300 NM commercial cross country? This aircraft is perfect for all your training needs. For more information call us at (905) 720-2831. Ask about our current promotional pricing to celebrate GGY’s return to service.
DFC Is #1 In the World for Girls Can Fly Event!!!
The Women of Aviation Worldwide annual Girls Can Fly event was held locally at the Oshawa Municipal Airport on March 7th and 8th. Durham Flight Centre and Enterprise Airlines supported the event which was spearheaded by Lesley Page of the local chapter of the Ninety-Nines. The event was a resounding success. Many girls and women turned out to listen to a great list of speakers, meet with a wide variety of people in the field of aviation, see the airport and of course, to fly. Based on the number of girls and women flown Durham Flight Centre was named “The Most Female Pilot Friendly Training Center Worldwide. “ Congratulations to Lesley, all of the other organizers, and to the many volunteers for doing such a fantastic job. We look forward to defending our title next year!!
For more information on the event follow this link: http://www.womenofaviationweek.org/blog/girls-and-women-flood-airports-and-aviation-facilities-during-woaw-week-2015/article-7513/
Photo by Gus Corujo