The Aeronautics Leadership Program at the University of Windsor & Journey Air ltd. was developed in response to the growing demand for pilots and leaders in aviation and aerospace.  Working in partnership with industry, we have gathered together a team of highly qualified people who draw upon their knowledge and years of experience to deliver an academic program that offers excellence in the classroom and in the field.

Admissions

  • Minimum Admissions Average: 75%
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Liberal Arts and Professional Studies – Aeronautics Leadership
  • Mean Admissions Average: 80%
  • Admission Requirements: ENG4U, SPH3U and MHF4U, MCV4U or MDM4U

Professional Pilot Training Program – Flight Training at Journey Air

  • While students work towards their Commercial Pilot’s Licence and Transport Canada Ratings students complete course work toward their University of Windsor Bachelor of Arts (Honours).
  • Year 1: Private Pilot’s Licence
  • Year 2: Commercial Pilot’s Licence
  • Year 3: Commercial Pilot’s Licence (cont.)
  • Year 4: Multi Engine Rating and Category 1 Instrument Rating. Additional option: Class 4 Instructor Rating

Year 1: Private Pilot Licence (PPL) - Aeroplane, allows you to:

  • Fly as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of a single engine, non-high-performance land aeroplane under conditions of day visual flight rules (you must be within visual reference of the ground). You may carry as many passengers as the seating capacity of the aircraft allows. You can also add additional endorsements and ratings to the Private Pilot License
  • Challenge yourself by advancing your licence with additional licences and/or ratings

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum 17 years of age (14 for first solo)
  • Valid Category 1 or 3 Medical Certificate

Training Requirements:

To achieve your PPL you must have:

  • Completed a minimum of 45 hours total flight time, (of which a maximum of five hours may be completed in an approved flight-training device), with:
    • 17 hours dual instruction flight time, including three hours of cross-country flight time and five hours of instrument time (three hours may be approved simulator ground time)
    • 12 hours solo flight time, including five hours of cross-country flight time, including a flight of a minimum of 150 nautical miles which shall include two full stop landings at points other than the point of departure
  • Successfully completed a flight test to the standard outlined in the Flight Test Standards – Private Licence – Aeroplane
  • Completed a minimum of 40 hours private pilot aeroplane ground school instruction including mandatory subject areas
  • Obtained a minimum of 60% on the Transport Canada written examination for Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane (PPAER)

For a more detailed outline of the training requirements, please visit http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-421-1086.htm?WT.mc_id=vl7fd#421_26

Year 2/3: Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) – licence requirement for becoming a Commercial Pilot

If becoming a professional pilot is your goal, the next step in starting your pilot career is a Commercial Pilot Licence.

A Commercial Pilot Licence- Aeroplane, allows you to:

  • Operate aircraft for hire or reward while employed by the holder of an Air Operator Certificate
  • Exercise the privileges of a PPL, night rating, and VFR OTT rating

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 18 years of age upon completion
  • Valid Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane
  • Valid Category 1 Medical Certificate

Training Requirements:

To achieve your CPL you must have:

  • have completed a minimum of 200 hours total flight time in aeroplanes, including a minimum of 100 hours pilot-in-command time, with 20 hours cross-country pilot-in-command time, including:
    • 35 hours post-private dual instruction time and 30 hours post-private solo flight time
  • successfully completed a flight test to the standard outlined in the Flight Test Standard – Commercial Licence – Aeroplane
  • successfully completed a minimum of 80 hours of Commercial Pilot – Aeroplane ground school instruction
  • obtained a minimum of 60% on the written examination for Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane (CPAER)
  • For a more detailed outline of the training requirements, please visit Transport Canada Part IV – Personnel Licensing and Training, Division VII – Commercial Licence

YEAR 3/4: Multi-Engine Rating - one of the ratings pilots pursuing a career in aviation complete early on in their training

A Multi-Engine Rating allows you to:

fly non-high-performance multi-engine aeroplanes as endorsed on your licence

Prerequisites:

  • Valid PPL or CPL
  • Valid Category 1 or 3 Medical Certificate

Training Requirements:

To achieve your multi-engine rating, you must have:

  • Completed sufficient dual instruction to meet the flight test standards
  • Successfully complete a flight test to the standard outlined in the Flight Test Standards – Multi-Engine Rating – Aeroplane
    • Knowledge of multi-engine theory and practical application of performance charts will be tested during the flight test. There is no Transport Canada written exam for this rating
    • Your instructor will provide reading assignments to prepare you

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YEAR 4: Instrument Ratings

An Instrument Rating – provides pilots with the skills and knowledge to use an aeroplanes advanced instruments to fly in less than ideal visibility/conditions

There are two types of Instrument ratings: the Group 1 Rating and the Group 3 Rating

Group 1 allows you to fly under IFR (instrument flight rules) in a multi-engine aeroplane

An Instrument Rating allows you to:

Group 1 – Fly under Instrument Flight Rules in a single or multi-engine aeroplanes in IMC (Instrument meteorological conditions), as endorsed on their licence

Prerequisites:

  • Valid PPL or CPL
  • Valid, appropriate Medical Certificate

For Group 1 Instrument Rating – multi-engine rating

Training Requirements:

To achieve your Group 1 Rating you must have:

  • completed a minimum of 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command in aeroplanes
  • 40 hours instrument time of which a maximum of 20 hours may be instrument ground time, including:
    • One dual cross-country flight under simulated or actual IMC conditions to a point a minimum of 100 nautical miles radius from the point of departure.
    • The flight is to be conducted in accordance with an IFR flight plan and must include, at 2 different locations, an instrument approach to minima.
  • successfully completed a flight test to the standard outlined in the Flight Test Standard – Instrument Rating
  • obtained a minimum of 70% on the written examination for Instrument Rating (INRAT).

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Year 4: Additional Option: Instructor Rating

Flight Instructor Rating

Flight Instructor Rating (FIR) – A great first employment step after graduation is to teach allowing you to share your knowledge and skills by teaching others to fly

A Flight Instructor Rating - Aeroplane, allows you to:

  • Instruct students while employed and supervised at a Flight Training Unit

Prerequisites:

  • Valid CPL or ATPL
  • Valid Category 1 Medical Certificate

Training Requirements:

To achieve your Flight Instructor Rating (Class 4) you must have:

  • completed 30 hours dual instruction, including 5 hours in the teaching of instrument flying skills
  • successfully completed a flight test to the standard outlined in the Flight Test Standard – Instructor Rating
  • completed 25 hours of ground school including mandatory subject areas
  • obtained a minimum of 70% on the written examination (AIRAF)

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