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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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 specialty aerospace company: MAG Aerospace. Whether it’s flying recreationally or a pilot career, let Discovery Aviation Academy help turn your dream into a reality.
Did You Know?
... 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.
... that DAA conducts some of its multi-engine training using the Cessna 337 Skymaster? Within our Fire division, 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..
... 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.
... 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.
... 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.
"MAG Corporate Overview"
This video provides a corporate overview of MAG Aerospace. MAG provides and enables situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer.