THUNDER BAY – Confederation College is training pilots. Flying in the north means flying float planes that can land on the lakes that dot our region.
Training is expected to go on through the summer.
The College states, “As we continue the start-up of the float plane training, we are continuing the commissioning of our equipment and operations. Beyond the challenging weather this past week, we are pleased to report that our faculty will continue to be on site and flying Monday and Tuesday and we expect to have students on site Wednesday, June 5th.
The Confederation College Aviation program offers amazing training for pilots.
Some in the area are expressing concern
We have received a number of inquiries relating to float plane operations this past Saturday. We have been advised by operations personnel that we began Confederation operations that day at 9:00 a.m. as agreed to and that, beyond the normal training, we also conducted solo training that day as well. (two solos)
As we indicated on the web and during the meeting, activity does increase during solo days.
Will the planes be taking off and landing all day?
- No, the planes will depart from Eva Lake and fly to other locations in the area. Each plane will land back and take off additional times throughout the day to refuel and have a break.
- The only exception is during solo testing which is conducted for one day once every two weeks on average. Students will require to take off and land more often as part of the testing.
Thank you Cottagers
We would like to thank the Cottagers and interested persons who attended the Open House on Saturday, May 25th). We were very pleased to meet our neighbours and respond to some of the questions and concerns you have expressed. Many joined the Registry and can look forward to updates. If you were unable to attend and/or didn’t have an opportunity to register, please take the time to do so directly from this website.
As we indicated, we see this as the beginning of an ongoing dialogue relating to our operation. As usual, you can post any concern/comment on the web and it will be responded to in short order. We have made every attempt to make certain anyone with an interest in the float plane operation has a venue in which to engage in a continuous dialogue.
Thank you to the management and staff of Quetico College School for their assistance in the organization and providing the refreshments that day.
Again thank you for attending. We look forward to hosting another event in July. Dates and times to be determined shortly