Open House - Private & Professional Pilot Program
If flying a plane is on your bucket list, you’ll want to visit the Victoria Flying Club for their next Open House Saturday September 20th from 11am-3pm.
Twice a year, the Victoria Flying Club, located beside the control tower at the Victoria International Airport, opens its doors to the community. It’s a chance not only to introduce people to the joy of flight, but to showcase all that the club has to offer. Those attending the open house will enjoy meeting pilots, learning about aviation careers, recreational options, and touring the facility. There are also opportunities to try out the Redbird full-motion flight simulator, which puts you in the pilot’s seat of a virtual aircraft. For the more enthusiastic folks, Discovery Flights are available, providing the chance to go up in a Cessna 172 with one of the club’s qualified instructors, and to get a sense of what it’s like to actually fly a plane.
Visitors to the September 20th Open House will not only get to check out what the club has to offer, but will also have the chance to meet members from various local aviation organizations, including CASARA (Civil Air Search and Rescue), NavCanada, COPA, the UVic Diploma in Business Administration Aviation Option program, and the Vancouver Island Chapter of Women in Aviation. And for the tire kickers in the crowd, Contrails Aviation is sponsoring the Victoria International Show ‘n Shine, featuring a wide range of local and visiting aircraft.
Whether you’re an aspiring WestJet captain, in the market for an exciting new hobby, crossing items off that bucket list, or happier with your feet on the ground, the Victoria Flying Club Open House on September 20 will have something for everyone to enjoy! Don’t miss this opportunity to get an inside look at the fascinating world of flight.