Commercial Ground School News
As part of its Commercial Pilot License program, DFC is offering a CPL Ground School starting on Tuesday, January 17th. The class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm through to the spring; this comprehensive course will include over 100 hours of class time. Please see our ground school page and submit information if you are interested, or contact the school at (905) 720-2831.
Open House at DFC
It is that time of year again! This Saturday, October 1st is Doors Open Oshawa at the Oshawa Municipal Airport. Durham Flight Centre and Enterprise Airlines will be hosting an Open House from 9 am until 5 pm that day at the Enterprise hangar and ramp. Flights in DFC planes will be available from $20 per person starting at 9:30, there will be music, entertainment for the kids, and more. Burgers will be available in the middle part of the day with proceeds from the food going to the 2 VandenBos Royal Air Cadets. The Goodyear blimp will also be at the airport for people to see close up.
So please join us for what promises to be a great event!
Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped out during the day, particularly the 2 Vandenbos air cadets.
Congratulations to the following pilots on their latest acheviements:
Quinn Wilson – Multi Flight test passed
Kyle Big Canoe – Multi flight test passed
Cullen Burchartz – Multi Flight test passed
Eric Beck – PPL licence completed
Bob Verwey – PPL Licence completed
David Goodwin – PPL Licence completed
In The News
Durham Flight Centre was recently featured in Metroland Media's Durham Region website!
Student Pilots take to the skies at Durham Flight Centre
Durham Flight Centre helps Women explore flying
Welcome Back to Our Piper Arrow!!!
Cruise in style in our refurbished Piper Arrow 28R. This four seater with retractable landing gear is powered by Lycoming’s reliable and efficient IO-360 200 horsepower engine; normal cruise is around 140 KIAS. A max gross weight of 2650 pounds gives this aircraft a useful load of over 1000 pounds. Modern avionics - including a Garmin GNS430W GPS, Sandel digital HSI and an S-TEC Autopilot - as well as an all new interior complement the excellent performance of this aircraft.
With a range of over 650 NM with a 45 minute fuel reserve the Arrow is great for long cross countries. It is an excellent trainer as well. Ever wonder about getting your instrument rating or doing your 300 NM commercial cross country? This aircraft is perfect for all your training needs. For more information call us at (905) 720-2831. Ask about our current promotional pricing to celebrate GGY’s return to service.
DFC Is #1 In the World for Girls Can Fly Event!!!
The Women of Aviation Worldwide annual Girls Can Fly event was held locally at the Oshawa Municipal Airport on March 7th and 8th. Durham Flight Centre and Enterprise Airlines supported the event which was spearheaded by Lesley Page of the local chapter of the Ninety-Nines. The event was a resounding success. Many girls and women turned out to listen to a great list of speakers, meet with a wide variety of people in the field of aviation, see the airport and of course custom writing service , to fly. Based on the number of girls and women flown Durham Flight Centre was named “The Most Female Pilot Friendly Training Center Worldwide. “ Congratulations to Lesley, all of the other organizers, and to the many volunteers for doing such a fantastic job. We look forward to defending our title next year!!
For more information on the event follow this link: http://www.womenofaviationweek.org/blog/girls-and-women-flood-airports-and-aviation-facilities-during-woaw-week-2015/article-7513/
Photo by Gus Corujo