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Why Choose Air Hart?
Solo Flight Time
Air-Hart offers SOLO Flight Time. For our 50 hour bush course, you would fly approximately 25 hours dual and 25 hours solo. Most pilots understand the importance of getting solo hours, not to be confused with “supervised solo” or “PIC”.
Unlike other floatplane training operators we are a certified flying school with HRDC which means we can issue an official tuition tax receipt, called a TL11B. These costs savings generally translate into about 30% cash back when you do your taxes. That is considerable cost savings! CRA has cracked down on students trying to claim aviation training and you need a TL11B!
Competitive Float Plane Training Rates
If you have done your homework, you already know that Air-Hart offers competitive and affordable priced floatplane/seaplane training packages when you compare the same aircraft training capabilities. Remember, it is important to compare apples to apples. You may have heard the expression “It’s like flying a wet dog”. We don’t want you to get ‘soaked’ with prices not matched by the training capability. Our 172 Hawk XP and Cessna 180, with constant speed propellers, provide for a more complex, and realistic experience that gives you the skills you need to get that job.
We Specialize in Floatplane Training
Throughout the years, various landplane schools have tried unsuccessfully to start up a floatplane training operations with an amphibious aircraft with access to only a couple of lakes These are not ideal training conditions. At Air-Hart, you get ideal conditions in the Okanagan. The diverse Okanagan geography in itself is the greatest tool in teaching our students to be competent instrument pilots, mountain pilots, navigators, and excellent floatplane pilots. Just because we have some of the best weather in Canada, does not mean it’s all fairweather flying. With over 100 small lakes to practice on in the surrounding area, it is an excellent all-around training facility. Our facility is located at the downtown waterfront and based on the water. You will not be wasting your valuable flight time and money on going from the airport to one of the very few lakes available. In the real world you wont be only flying to just a couple of lakes. Get the most from your training by going to a school that specializes in floatplane training.
Great Flying Weather and More Days in Accordance with VFR
In addition, you’ll find that Kelowna, in relation to Canadian norms, enjoys a dry climate and mild temperatures. As a pilot you will also benefit from having more days in accordance with the VFR (visual flight rules), helping you becoming licensed in a shorter time, for the 50 hour, often in just a few short weeks. To see Nav Canada’s 2007 VFR comparisons, click here. And unlike many other Canadian float plane operations, our weather makes Kelowna an ideal place to train almost all year round.
We have chosen the Cessna 172 Hawk XP and Cessna 180 for float training. Both aircraft have constant speed propellers and are powered by a Continental IO-360 KB and O-470-B engines respectively. Training on these types of aircraft will prepare the student for immediate transition to the Cessna 180 and Cessna 185 floatplanes utilized by many commercial operators. In fact, we encourage our students to fly as many as 50 hours on floats or more. This experience will in fact help them to land that all-important first job with a float operator. When choosing a flight training centre, it important to get the best bang for your buck. Don’t settle for an aircraft that doesn’t award you the training experience your future employer demands.
The Diverse Flying Opportunities of the Okanagan
Ideally located in beautiful Kelowna B.C., you will experience some of the best flying opportunities in the breathtaking beauty of the Okanagan with its surrounding mountains, glaciers and alpine lakes. You may not be coming here for a holiday, but you’ll still get a little downtime and Kelowna is just the place to enjoy it.
The diverse Okanagan geography in itself is the greatest tool in teaching our students to be competent instrument pilots, mountain pilots, navigators, and excellent floatplane pilots. Just because we have some of the best weather in Canada, does not mean it’s all fairweather flying. With over 100 small lakes to practice on in the surrounding area, it is an excellent all-around training facility.