Successful completion of high school including the following courses or their equivalent. If you are unsure if your transcript will meet requirements, please contact us by telephone or fax.
- Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
- English 30-1 or English 30-2
- Accounting and Computer experience is recommended
- Mathematics 31 is recommended
- Physics is an asset but not required
B. Medical Fitness
Candidates must be cleared to Commercial Pilot Medical Standards (Category 1) by a Ministry of Transport Doctor. Call Sky Wings for a list of specified Doctors in your area.
C. Private Pilot's License
Applicants may be conditionally accepted into the program subject to being in possession of a medical at the time of registration. Sky Wings Aviation offers an accelerated six week private pilot course during the months of July and August or it may be completed by entering in September and enrolling in the private pilot course along with the normal academic course load.
D. Fee Structure
Fees will vary for individual students, however, an approximate figure of $40,000.00 for the two years may be used for planning purposes.
Students will be required to make a deposit of $500.00 to hold a position upon registration, and one of $5,000.00 prior to the commencement of each semester. Subsequent course costs are payable midway through the term. Maximum funding available from Alberta Student Loans to qualified applicants is currently $27,000.00 for the entire program. Out-of-province students may be eligible through their respective finance boards (i.e. Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, etc.)
Some scholarships are available. Contact Sky Wings Aviation for a list of benefactors and application procedures.
E. How to Apply
Since, for practical purposes, each class is limited to 25 students, you are advised to apply as soon as possible to Sky Wings, complete and return the application form with a $75.00 non-refundable fee. Applications should be submitted by April 1 for September, and by August 30 for classes starting in January. Late applications will be reviewed as space permits. (Faxes are acceptable and fees may be paid by credit card.)
The Aviation Diploma program includes 2 semesters in each of two years. Each semester is fifteen weeks long. The academic program will take approximately half the student's time, and the flying theory and flight instruction part of the program will take the other half of this time. The program can be structured for the individual and an accelerated curriculum can be arranged. Contact the Program Coordinator and we can plan for your career needs.