Special Covid-19 Operating Procedures in Effect

A copy of our current Covid-19 related operating procedures that are in effect during the crisis are presented in the following downloadable .pdf document.

These procedures were put in place to promote the conduct of effective flight training within the aircraft environment while minimizing Covid risk to both staff and students. Please familiarize yourself with these procedures prior to visiting our facility.

As of August 1, 2021 all students who plan to attend Heli-College are encouraged to be fully vaccinated. Note that as of August 1, 2021, for all staff and students currently attending the school, the use of gloves is optional. As of August 25, 2021, face masks are again required to be worn within the school building  and while onboard the aircraft, in accordance with Heli-College Workplace Safety Guidelines, regardless of vaccination status. As of September 1, 2021 all students who are attending the school must comply as appropriate with the safety procedures laid out in the following document.

COVID-19 Heli-College Canada Workplace Safety Measures 

Course Scheduling

Heli-College Canada is open year round, six days a week. New courses may begin on approzimately the 1st or 15th of each month. A student may start any time there is space available. As we are often fully booked during our busiest season, from October to March, a waiting list is maintained when enrolment exceeds our practical operational capacity. As soon as space becomes available, students on the waiting list are contacted to schedule a start date.
Individual instruction and attention is given to the student throughout the training period. Pre and Post flight briefings are given on a one-on-one basis. Ground school lectures may be given to groups of 3 or more. Daytime ground school classes are available for our full time students. These usually take place between 4:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. Evening ground school classes are also taught by our own instructors, two to four nights a week from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

The full time student is expected to attend at least 5 or 6 hours per day, 4 to 6 days per week during the course. They will average approximately 1 to 2 hours of flying per day. The remainder of the time will be taken up with pre and post flight briefings, ground school lectures, and study periods. As Heli-College Canada does train six days a week, we are able to facilitate those students who choose to maintain their current employment while training.

Progress Reports

It is our policy to deal as fairly as possible with our students by keeping them informed on the progress of their training.

Our in-house ground school classes have numerous quizzes and exams during each phase of the training term. Our computer assisted learning programs will keep track of the student's results on a daily basis. Each student is issued a detailed ground school guide that clearly shows the course requirements, pre-reading assignments, homework, supporting video and computer resources, examination expectations and results for each section of the ground training. The student's daily flight training progress is also detailed in their Transport Canada approved Pilot Training Record (PTR). Using these tools, the student and instructors are able to accurately gauge progress, and note any areas of weakness requiring further attention.

If at any time, the Chief Flying Instructor feels that a student will be unable to achieve the high standards of proficiency required by the industry, the student will be advised immediately.

A full transcript of the student's ground and flight training performance is prepared for the student at the end of the course, if desired.