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Aviation Certificate

Certificate in Management Courses | Collaboration with Sky Wings Aviation

1 year

Main Campus
The Program

Sky Wings Aviation Academy offers a two-year diploma in Aviation in partnership with RDC. Academic courses for a Management Certificate are taken at RDC. You will graduate with a strong background in business and subjects related to flight in modern high-performance transport aircraft.

You will receive a Commercial Pilot License at the end of the first year. In the second year, you will have the option of obtaining either a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating or a Flight Instructor Rating, along with a Single Engine Instrument Rating. You will also receive a Management Certificate from RDC.

Contact Information:  Contact Skywings Aviation

Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd.
Box 190, Penhold, AB T0M 1R0.
Phone 403.886.5191 OR 1.800.315.8097
Fax 403.886.4279

Program Content

Preparatory as required

Flight training to achieve a Private Pilots License can be done at Sky Wings Aviation.  Eight Business Administration courses are required to complete the Management Certificate.

Sky Wings courses include:

  • Aviation 101 Human Factors, Navigation, Engines, Air Regs
  • Aviation 102 Commercial Pilot's License Flight Training
  • Aviation 201 Theory of Flight, Meteorology, Weight and Balance, Air Carriers
  • Aviation 202 Flight Training
  • Aviation 301 Advanced Meteorology, Advanced Navigation, Instrument Flight Procedures
  • Aviation 401 Instructional Technique, Airline Management, First Aid, Survival Training, Theory of Flight, Crew Resource Management

Option 1

  • Aviation 403 Single Engine IFT
  • Aviation 502 Instructor Rating

Option 2

  • Aviation 303 Multi-Engine Endorsement Flight Training
  • Aviation 402 Multi-Engine Instrument Rating Flight Training (prerequisite to 404)
  • Aviation 404 PCC on Advanced Twin Aircraft

*All above courses are requirements as well as one of the stated options.

Communications Course Placement Testing

Students will be required to take a College placement test before registering in a written communications course. (Students with 60% or greater in English 30-1 will be exempted from this test.) Students who do not achieve a satisfactory mark in this test will be required to complete COMM 150 before they can register in the required course, COMM 250. Students should take the placement test early in the event preparatory work (COMM 150) is required.

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

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