Victoria Flying Club Open House, May 25

April 7, 2019

Victoria Flying Club Welcomes All for a Community Day and Open House


The Victoria Flying Club invites aviation enthusiasts young and old to its ramp at the Victoria International Airport on Saturday, May 25th for its annual Community Day and Open House. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour this modern day historic 80 year old facility and learn about the rich history and planes that have made their home there. Several Flight Instructors will be ready and available to share the joy of flight with visitors in the Redbird FMX flight simulator or on a Discovery Flight. Vintage and modern planes will be open for viewing on the ramp, some even for sale. Career-minded individuals can bring their questions and talk with Flight Instructors about study plans.

VFC's Open House will run from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Visitors will not only get to check out what the Club has to offer and the planes on the ramp, but will also have the chance to meet members from various local organizations, including CASARA (Civil Air Search and Rescue), NavCanada, COPA (Canadian Owners & Pilots Association), the UVic Diploma in Business Administration Aviation Option program, and the Vancouver Island Chapter of Women in Aviation.

About the Victoria Flying Club

The Victoria Flying Club has been training world-class professional and recreational pilots since 1946, with roots going back even farther to the 1910s with its progenitors, the Victoria Aero Club and the Aerial League of Canada, Victoria Branch. Local and international students benefit from top-notch instruction on a standardized fleet of Cessna 172S aircraft at one of Canada’s busiest airports, providing an unsurpassed level of training. VFC professional pilot alumni are currently employed with a variety of national and international carriers including WestJet, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal Airlines, as well as the Canadian military. The Victoria Flying Club is immensely proud of its graduates and works hard to ensure its pilots are in a position to secure employment, backed by the reputation of a solid training facility. In addition to professional training, the Victoria Flying Club has maintained its original focus as a social club. Flying members have access to a fleet of rental aircraft, a flexible instruction schedule, use of club facilities, and opportunity to take part in further training opportunities and social events.


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Ramona Reynolds, Victoria Flying Club