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Flight Training

training3Prairie Helicopters Inc. has moved our Transport Approved Flight Training Facility into our newly built 7634 square foot hangar and offices. We are located at the Gimli airport, just 45 minutes north of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Low air traffic volume at the Gimli Airport provides ideal conditions for our students to acquire radio communication skills pilots require throughout their careers. Real life bush flying is only minutes away.  Since much of a pilot’s career will be spent flying over and into forested areas, competency and familiarity with this terrain is critical.

training2Our students do all their training on the turbine powered Bell 206B Jet Ranger. This is one of the aircraft our company uses for our commercial charter services.  The Bell 206B Jet Ranger has one of the best safety records in the industry. The vast majority of helicopter service operators utilize turbine powered aircraft.

In addition to having the backing of veteran former Transport Canada check pilots, our Chief Flight Instructor has many years of experience meeting the training needs of flight students.  At Prairie Helicopters Inc. we limit our class size in order to provide one-on-one training to each of our students.  Progress is based upon the student’s ability to master the required flying skills and understand the study materials and topics.  This is why so many of our graduates have been successful in finding employment in the helicopter charter industry.

training4We are a Transport Canada Approved Flight Training Facility and qualified students are eligible for Canada Student loans.

Accommodations are readily available in Gimli for out of town students.  Gimli is a small, friendly community large enough to provide for all the personal needs of the student. Learn more about Gimli.

We invite you to come and have a look for yourself.  Check out our new classroom, meet the instructors and examine the Bell 206B turbine helicopters we use for training.  Better yet, sign up for an introductory flight with one of our instructors to get a sense of what you will be doing once you enroll in our program!  Our instructors are friendly, personable and willing to answer all your questions about the program and training. We strongly suggest you register early as our class sizes are limited.

The following links offer information about helicopter flight training programs offered by Prairie Helicopters Inc.


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