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 Approved Maintenance Organization which, in addition to maintaining its own fleet, does third party maintenance for Bearskin Airlines, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and many private clients.
Becoming a pilot is one of life’s most challenging and rewarding adventures. A career in aviation is an opportunity to get paid to do what you love. Many young boys and girls dream of one day becoming an airline pilot and flying all over the world.
For those students wishing to enhance their flight training with a post-secondary education, DAA has partnered with Cambrian College to allow students in their Business Fundamentals program an opportunity to obtain commercial flight training.
Greater Sudbury is a city of just over 157,000 and serves as the regional capital of Northeastern Ontario. It is just a 4 hour drive north of Toronto. Sudbury is home to two universities – Laurentian University and the University of Sudbury, as well as two colleges – Cambrian College and Collège Boréal. There are plenty of things to do in Sudbury including many great restaurants, nightlife, and outdoor activities.
Discovery Aviation Academy announces optional co-op positions for Career Pilot Program
March 15, 2012, Sudbury, ON – Discovery Aviation Academy is pleased to announce that it has secured optional co-op positions for its Career Pilot Program. Discovery Air Fire Services, the parent company of Discovery Aviation Academy, has recently been awarded a contract to provide 6 Aerial Detection Observers to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. These positions will be made available to students enrolled in the Career Pilot Program as an optional summer co-op placement.
Aerial Detection Observers work as a team with DAFS Fire Detection Pilots as an integral part of Forest Fire and Emergency Services in Ontario. Flying in the right seat of the Cessna 337 Skymaster, Aerial Detection Observers support the process by helping spot fires. In Northern Ontario, aerial detection provides coverage in those areas seldom accessed by the public. Observers provide detailed and accurate fire information which is important to aid in the decision making process regarding dispatch of suppression resources to the fire.
“This is a very exciting announcement that highlights the commitment we have to our students career progression,” stated Jason Fogg, Program Manager of Discovery Aviation Academy. “This is just one example of how our Career Pilot Program students will be given the opportunity to build valuable experience in real-world flying operations.”
The Career Pilot Program is set to start Fall 2012 with applications currently being accepted. Interested students can learn more about the program by visiting www.flydaa.ca/career or by contacting Discovery Aviation Academy directly.
ABOUT DISCOVERY AVIATION ACADEMY:
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.
ABOUT DISCOVERY AIR FIRE SERVICES:
Discovery Air Fire Services is a Northern Ontario based aviation operator which has been active in the Canadian aviation industry for over 60 years. As the primary supplier of airborne fire management services to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Discovery Air Fire Services delivers
- Aircraft and Airspace Management (Birddog)
- Aerial Detection
- Air Transportation
- Airborne Imaging
More information about Discovery Air Fire Services can be found at www.discoveryair-fs.com
For further information, please contact:
Discovery Aviation Academy
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At DAA, we are 100% committed to our students’ career progression from the moment they step in the door until they are in an aviation career that they love. We have been doing this with our fire detection pilots for years, working hard to place them into positions with Bearskin Airlines, Air Georgian, Air Canada, and many more.
DAA provides commercial air operator training to new Fire Detection Pilots coming into Discovery Air Fire Services. This training includes a number of different modules such as surface contamination, survival training, controlled flight into terrain (CFIT), line indoctrination, and safety management system (SMS) training.
With over 160 aircraft, Discovery Air is one of the largest air operators in Canada. It employs more than 900 flight crew, maintainers, and support staff to deliver a variety of air transport, maintenance, and logistics solutions to its government, airline, and business customers.
Discovery flights are for those interested in aviation and want to experience what it’s like to fly an airplane. You will go up with one of our instructors and have the chance to take the controls of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. A Discovery Flight is the first step to see if you have what it takes to become a pilot.
Discovery Aviation Academy is a flight school based in Sudbury, Ontario. We offer a variety of recreational and career oriented flight training to meet the needs of all aspiring pilots. If you have always wanted to learn how to be a pilot, now is the time to get started! Let us help make your dream a reality.
Dedicated to bridging the gap between graduation and a career, Discovery Aviation Academy has developed the Career Pilot Program set to launch Fall 2012. The 2 year full-time program is designed to graduate commercial pilots who have the experience and real-world exposure to make them employable in the Canadian aviation industry.