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    Let your career take off as a Flight Instructor

    Year after year many college aviation students graduate and start the process of looking for that elusive first job as a pilot. Flight instructing is one of the primary sources of entry-level employment in the Canadian aviation industry. Discovery Aviation Academy has established itself as the go-to school in Ontario to obtain a Flight Instructor Rating. Our focus is on providing quick, straight-forward, and high quality training to allow graduates to easily transition to employment as a Flight Instructor. The next intake for the Flight Instructor Rating program will be in September 2016. Visit www.flydaa.ca/instructor for more information on how you can get started.

    Ontario's Leader in Flight Instructor Training
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    Career Pilot Program - Paid Co-Op Opportunities

    Our Career Pilot Program students earn valuable Northern experience in real-world aviation during the summer and winter conducting Aerial Angler Counts. This is just one of the many ways our CPP students gain industry exposure outside of the flight school environment. For more information about the program, visit www.flydaa.ca/careerpilotprogram

    We don't just try to get you ready for the industry, we ARE the industry!
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    DAA Facilities

    Discovery Aviation Academy (DAA) operates out of a modern facility constructed in 2010. Located at the Greater Sudbury Airport (CYSB) the building has plenty of office and classroom space and a 13,000 square foot hangar floor. DAA also has its own Transport Canada-Approved Maintenance Organization on-site to ensure that their aircraft are in top-notch condition.

    DAA Facilities
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    Training in Sudbury

    Greater Sudbury is a city of just over 157,000 and serves as the regional capital of Northeastern Ontario. It is located 390 kilometres north of Toronto. Sudbury is one of the largest municipalities, by area, in Canada with plenty of open space, freshwater lakes, pristine forests and woodlands, parks, recreational facilities and real estate opportunities. And with a low population density (only 46.8 people per square kilometer!), the city can offer you a unique Northern lifestyle and superb quality of life like no other. The community is inclusive, dynamic and driven by its greatest asset - the people!

    Sudbury - The Regional Capital of Northeast Ontario
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    Discovery Aviation Academy 2nd Annual K4K Fun Fly Day

    On August 17, 2014 Discovery Aviation Academy hosted its second annual K4K Fun Fly Day. The fun-packed event included a BBQ, static displays, kid’s activities as well as sight-seeing flights over the city of Sudbury in support of the Kicx for Kids Charity. This year, we were able to get over 110 people up in the air and donate $2,500 despite cool weather. Donations will be put toward Phase 2 of the Kicx for Kids project which aims for a complete renovation and transformation of the existing Treatment Room in the Pediatric Unit at Health Sciences North in Sudbury.

    Kicx for Kids event on August 17th at Discovery Aviation Academy

Welcome to Discovery Aviation Academy

If you have always wanted to learn how to be a pilot, come see what Discovery Aviation Academy has to offer! Soar among the clouds and earn your pilot licence, or let us help you take off toward a career as a commercial pilot. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, Discovery Aviation Academy has a modern facility and a large fleet of single- and multi-engine aircraft. Discovery Aviation Academy is setting a new standard for pilot flight training in Canada, being one of the first aviation schools to be started under a large Canadian air operator: Discovery Air. Whether it’s flying recreationally or a pilot career, let Discovery Aviation Academy help turn your dream into a reality.


Did You Know?

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    ... that Discovery Air was the cover article in the March/April 2012 edition of Canadian Skies? A magazine that tells the story of Canadian aviation, the article by Blair Watson called "Diverse Discovery" discusses DA's diversity by exploring each of our business units and our unique operations. To read the full article, please see pages 56 - 65 of Canadian Skies, or view the online edition

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    ... that DAA is registered as a Private Career College (PCC) under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005? All flight schools offering a Commercial Pilot License or Flight Instructor Rating must be registered as a PCC. DAA is one of the only schools in Northern Ontario approved to offer the Commercial Pilot License.
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    ... that DAA conducts some of its multi-engine training using the Cessna 337 Skymaster? Within the Discovery Air network, we operate 18 Skymasters making us the largest operator of Skymasters in Canada, and one of the largest in all of North America. A variant of the C337 called the O-2 was used extensively for reconnaisaince during the Vietnam War. Its high-wing, push-pull design offers great visibility which makes it the perfect aircraft for forest fire detection at Discovery Air Fire Services..
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    ... that Discovery Aviation Academy is part of a larger network called Discovery Air? Founded in 2004, Discovery Air is a specialty aviation services company operating across Canada and in select locations internationally. With over 160 aircraft, it is one of the largest air operators in Canada, employing more than 850 flight crew, maintainers and support staff to deliver a variety of air transport, maintenance and logistics solutions to its government, airline and business customers.
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    ... that DAA operates out of a modern facility constructed in 2015? Located at the Greater Sudbury Airport (CYSB) the building has plenty of office and classroom space and a 21,500 square foot hangar floor. DAA also has its own Approved Maintenance Organization with 5 full-time Aircraft Maintenance Engineers on site.
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    ... that Discovery Air Defence Services is also a part of the Discovery Air network? Discovery Air Defence Services is the exclusive provider of combat airborne training solutions to the Canadian Forces. The company is home to many ex-Air Force "Top Guns" who help train Canada's fighter pilots.
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    ... that you don't need perfect vision to become a pilot? That's an old myth, and is not true at all. To become a pilot your vision needs to be 20/30 but you are free to wear contacts or eyeglasses.
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    ... that there is no age limit to start learning how to fly? You can start your training at any age, whether you are in your teens or in your sixties. You could even go solo before getting your driver's licence.

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