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Why choose Synergy Flight Training?

• Synergy offers excellent opportunities for  employment under the synergy umbrella.

• Our flight instructors are all highly experienced class 1 instructors with 1000’s of hours  on multiple  helicopters

• Our helicopters are modern and maintained to the highest standard by our own certified aviation maintenance department

• In-house Transport Canada certified flight examiners for all licenses and ratings

• Train in operational environment with active helicopters and fixed wing

• Train in class D airspace with active air traffic control tower

• In-house level 2 motion flight simulator

• Prior to initial flight, our commercial helicopter students will receive initial training on our level 2 motion flight simulator at no extra cost

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Class Structure

A typical day will include a daily inspection of the helicopters, weather interpretation, preflight briefing and postflight debriefing, refueling the helicopters, assignments, lessons and exams as needed. 

Flight training involves the basic exercises of circuits at the airport, emergency exercises , navigation and confined area work in off airport locations. Your written exam is completed after your first 50 hours of flight time have been completed. The flight test is generally scheduled when approximately 95% of your flight hours have been completed.

 

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Ground School

Our approach to Transport Canada’s ground school requirement is unique. We offer a comprehensive helicopter-specific curriculum, including assignments and online based testing for objective evaluation and progress tracking.  Our groundschool is scheduled during regular school hours. Typical school days will be spent with a mix of flying, attending ground school lectures and completing assignments.

Synergy Flight Training uses tablet-based electronic flight bag software for flight planning, aircraft performance and weight and balance calculations.  Our ground school curriculum exceeds the Transport Canada standards and covers the following topics:

Meteorology • Canadian Aviation Regulations • Helicopter Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight • Airframes, Engines, Instruments and Aircraft Systems • Automation and Technology • Radio and Electronic Theory • Navigation and GPS • Flight Operations • Human Performance and Decision Making • Airport Operations • Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS)

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Training Environment at Villeneuve

Our training area provides an excellent variety of training environments.  Our training includes landing and takeoffs from oilfield and forestry logging sites to dense forest confined areas. We have easy access to the Canadian Rockies, which enables us to provide a full certification to mountain flyin.


Villeneuve Airport is the only general aviation airport in the Alberta Capital Region with a NAV CANADA Air Traffic Control Tower, providing our students with a great environment to learn in a busy training airport while being exposed to dealing with air traffic services which includes multiple IFR approach services. The airport is located approximately 10 minutes northwest of the greater Edmonton area.

 

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Career Oportunities

Synergy Flight Training Inc. is a division of Synergy Aviation Ltd.  Managed by a team of aviation industry leaders, Synergy Aviation is an Alberta-based company providing helicopter and fixed wing charter and maintenance services throughout western Canada.

This unique business relationship gives Synergy Flight Training the distinct advantage of being able to offer career opportunities to many of our graduates.  Our dynamic and ever expanding flight operations department is often looking for keen, motivated and safety-oriented pilots to join our team.  Synergy Flight training is always focused on helping our graduates Transition into the industry and we are committed to filling all internal positions with our graduates whenever possible.
 

 

Book a Discovery Flight

Click Below for a chance to feel how amazing it is to fly a helicopter! Your first step into aviation awaits! This includes a guided classroom and hangar tour as well as a one on one with one of our instructors

Submit your Application

Is Synergy right for you?  Submit your application to secure your spot in one of our upcoming classes.                                                                                                                                                 

Book your Medical

As a pilot, you are required to have a valid Aviation Medical.  Commercial Pilots require a class 1 Medical.  Private Pilots require a class 3 Medical.                                                                                   

Apply for Funding

There are several government funding options available to help you through your studies.