Your airline pilot career starts here.
iFly College is much more than a flight school. We offer a true cutting-edge aviation training center equipped with the most modern technologies and the most advanced flight simulators in the country.
On the flight deck and in the air, iFly has brought together the best flight instructors. Many of them are or have been pilots with the biggest Canadian airlines on Boeing 787, Airbus 330, Airbus 320, Lockheed L-1011, CRJ 705, Citation X, ATR-42, DASH-8, BE-02, Pilatus PC-12, etc.
We believe that experienced and passionate instructors sharing their knowledge make all the difference.
Once you have your private pilot license in hand, you can begin your commercial pilot training (airline pilot). Throughout the program, you will get 80 hours of ground instruction in a warm, friendly environment where the passion of flying is at the hearth of conversations. You will also earn a minimum of 200 flight hours on aircraft equipped with the latest avionics.
Depending on your availability, the time to complete the 80 hours of ground instruction varies between 1 to 6 months while the in-flight training lasts between nine months and one year.
Our aircraft are ultra-modern. Our C-172, DA-20 et DA-42 are all equipped with "glass cockpit" technology using Garmin G500 and G1000 systems. No more needles! With iFly, you will be ready to pilot today's and tomorrow's planes.
On the ground, our G500 and G1000 simulators (FTDs) are always available to our students at no extra cost. In addition, we are the only flight school in Quebec City offering "level D" simulators, the most technologically advanced in the country.
Each year, iFly College welcomes international students wishing to obtain a commercial pilot license. Our training programs are offred in English as well as in French.
What are the differences between the private pilot and the professional pilot licenses?
The private pilot license allows you to fly anywhere in Canada and the US with a single-engine aircraft without any passengers restriction. The professional pilot license allows you to work as a pilot for an air carrier company and get paid for your work.
What do I need to do to become a professional pilot?
If you start from scratch, you will first need to get a level 1 medical certificate. Once you get your valid medical certificate, you will begin the ground instruction to get your student pilot license and radio license. You will then begin your private pilot training. You will keep earning flying time, alternating solo and dual hours. Around that time, you will pick up your night flight rating. You will then be able to add the multi-engine and instrument ratings.
Note that if you have a foreign license, you must convert it before you can start your pilot training in Canada. This is usually a fairly simple process that requires a few hours of in-flight and ground instruction for you to adjust to Canadian standards and regulations.
Do I need to complete the ground instruction before getting any flight time?
At iFly College, ground and in-flight instruction is completed simultaneously for every program. We know that practice makes learning more concrete and enjoyable. You can, however, start with either portion if you wish.
Can I attend my pilot training on a part-time basis?
Absolutely! Most of our students who start a private pilot training program finish it on a part time basis. Of course, the completion of the training program is faster if you do it full time but we will gladly adapt to your schedule.
I already started my pilot training in another flight school. Is it possible to finish it at iFly College?
Yes! No matter where you are at in your training process, you can always finish it with us.
What aircraft are used for pilot training at iFly?
Through your professional pilot training, you will fly up to 3 different types of aircraft including a Cessna 172R, a Diamond DA20 C1 Eclipse and a Diamond DA42NG. As a member of the Chrono Aviation Group, iFly also offers their professional pilot program students the opportunity to fly some of Chrono Aviation's aircraft, such as the Pilatus PC-12 and the Beechcraft 1900D.
Who will be my instructors?
On the flight deck and in the air, iFly has brought together the very best flight instructors. Many of them are or have been pilots with the biggest Canadian airlines on multiple types of aircraft. Our flight instructors cumulate thousands of hours of experience, are still active and regularly operate commercial flights.
Can I get financial assistance to complete my professional pilot training?
If needed, financial assistance will be provided to serious students with a sincere desire to realize their dream of becoming a pilot and begin an exciting career.
Is it possible to expense my professional pilot training costs?
If you are a Canadian student or a Canadian permanent resident and you are in the process of obtaining your commercial pilot license, you can deduct the cost of your training by including a proof of program registration in your tax return. We will provide the appropriate document upon request.
Why should I do my professional pilot training in Quebec City?
Learning to fly an aircraft regardless of the weather conditions is absolutely necessary to become a great pilot. With four seasons and often unpredictable weather, Quebec City is a great place to become a pilot able to fly safely at all times.
Who can be a pilot?
Any man or woman at least 17 years of age and with a valid medical certificate can become a pilot.