Aviation - Flight Management


Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Area Of Interest



2.5 years

Program Code



Thunder Bay


Start Date: Fall Start (September)


Slip the surly bonds of Earth

Flying has been a dream of yours for years. Why not make a career of it?

You can, with Confederation College’s Aviation - Flight Management consecutive 21-month advanced diploma program. Your private pilot flight training begins the first week of the first semester right from our hangar at the Thunder Bay International Airport. You’ll also receive training on some of the most advanced simulators available, learning to react to many situations in different weather scenarios.

From your first flight through to your graduation, we give you all the skills you need to land your first aviation job. Our veteran flight instructors at Confederation College’s state-of-the-art Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) will give you a solid foundation for a long and successful career.

Top Highlights

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  • You’re flying in the first semester
  • Learn and work in our dedicated Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) building, located at the Thunder Bay International Airport
  • 13 aircraft
  • Three flight simulators • Industry-based instruction - you learn the skills required to work as a commercial pilot

Next PROGRAM REUNION ... Nov. 17-19, 2023 (occurs every 5 years) ...

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. operate an aircraft independently and proficiently through all phases of the flight as outlined by Transport Canada.
  2. select and use relevant terminology, technologies, and strategies to communicate effectively with all functional divisions within an aerospace industry, airline, or flight operations.
  3. implement and participate in a Safety Management System (SMS) to create an industry wide safety culture.
  4. use Crew Resource Management (CRM), Threat and Error Management (TEM), and Pilot Decision Making (PDM) skills to maintain safe and efficient operations.
  5. exhibit a professional and ethical attitude towards the pilot profession including a desire to maintain the highest professional standards with a positive attitude towards lifelong learning.
  6. complete all work in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS), aircraft operating procedures, and company policies and procedures.
  7. apply operational and administrative initiatives to ensure economic growth and sustainability within the aviation industry.


The dedicated, conscientious, and caring staff members provide a solid foundation on which to build our aviation careers. The program includes...
Chris Thorpe
Pilot Dash-8 Q-400/Air Canada Jazz

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have great success finding employment in northwestern Ontario, as well as major (international) airlines, medevac and charter operations, scheduled services, flight instruction and the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Stephane Therrien

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6642

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