About our School
Why Choose Brandon Flight Academy?
1. A FULL-SERVICE INSTITUTION
Brandon’s only full-time flight school offers a continuous open enrollment allowing you to start when you are ready. We offer everything from Recreational, Private, and Commercial licenses, as well as Night, VFR, Over the Top, Instrument and Multi Engine Ratings. After 85 years of operation, we know how to get you flying!
2. COST EFFICIENT LEARNING
Our training costs less on average than the national average. Additionally, with a small student to instructor ratio and open enrollment, accelerated learning is possible because you set the schedule. We run a complete operation with top quality instructors and fully equipped training aircraft meaning you can get in and done with as few delays as possible. With the practice area close by and no delays on the ground or in the air you receive the most efficient educational environment possible.
3. EXCELLENT WEATHER
Statistics prove that southern Manitoba has excellent weather and terrain for conducting VFR flight training. When bad weather comes we maximize your time by working with you on the ground or in our simulator to keep you moving forward.
4. THE RIGHT AMOUNT AND MIX OF AIRCRAFT
For a varied flight experience, Brandon airport has light aircraft, commuter twins, military trainers, commercial jets, and helicopters using the airport daily. This exposure allows students to maximize their training experience and network with potential employers.
5. THE ATMOSPHERE
Our vibrant and enthusiastic team are here to see you succeed. We offer a fun, relaxed and supportive environment where you will make connections that will last for the rest of your life. Because you are a member of Brandon Flying Club you will have unlimited opportunities to network and help forge the future you want. Come say hi, grab a cup of coffee and chat airplanes, today!
How to apply
Try It out
Book A Discovery Flight.
During a discovery flight you will get to see if flying is for you. With the safety of an instructor beside you, you will be in control of the flight.
Must be a Canadian Citizen, Landed immigrant , British subject or from a country with an aviation agreement with Canada.
International students will need a student Visa before coming to Canada.
Must be able to demonstrate English aptitude if English is not your native language.
Must be at least 14 years of age to begin training. You must be 16 before recieving a recreational permit, 17 for a PPL and 18 for a CPL.
You must successfully pass a Medical exam by a transport Canada approved Doctor * your family doctor may sign off for a recreational license.
If you were born in Canada you will require your medical certificate as well as government issued form of Photo ID and one of the following:
If you were born outside of Canada, in addition to your medical certificate you will require any 2 of the following, one of which must prove date of birth:
Canadian Citizenship Certificate
Canadian Immigration Identification Card
Canada Entry Record
Canada Admission Record
Below is a breakdown of the approximate costs of flight training at the Brandon Flight Centre:
Solo Flight Time
Ground School Kit
Flight Test Fees
$244.00 Per Hour
$175.00 Per Hour
$100.00 per Hour
$ 69.00 Per Hour
$360.00 One Time
$350.00 Per Rating
$425.00 Per Test*
$135.00 Per Year
*Flight Test fees are paid directly to the examiner and may vary based on the test type and examiner.