Soaring to New Heights – Introducing Our Premier Aviation Wing at Western Community College

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of our state-of-the-art aviation wing at Western Community College, a game-changing initiative that marks a significant milestone in aviation education. With esteemed certifications from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Transport Canada, we are poised to redefine what it means to prepare for a career in the skies.

Situated at the heart of Abbotsford International Airport, our aviation program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and immersive educational experience. From the very basics to the complexities of aviation, our curriculum is tailored to foster a deep understanding and a hands-on approach to learning.

Our Fleet and Facilities: Our aviation students will have the unique opportunity to train on the reliable CESSNA 172, an aircraft renowned for its safety and versatility. This experience is not just about logging flight hours; it’s about engaging with the real world of aviation in an environment that mirrors the industry.

Programs Tailored for Aspiring Aviators:

  • Private Pilot License (PPL): A foundational course that equips students with the skills necessary to navigate the skies. Learn more about our PPL program.
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL): This program takes the fundamentals to a professional level, preparing students for a career in commercial aviation. Discover the CPL pathway.
  • Night Rating: We offer specialized training that extends a pilot’s capabilities to operate at night, a critical skill for comprehensive flight readiness. Explore the Night Rating program.
  • Cabin Crew Training Program: This program is crafted to ready students for the exciting world of airline hospitality, emphasizing customer service excellence and safety. Dive into Cabin Crew Training.

Expert Guidance from Our Instructor: Robert, the CFI of our Aviation Program, boasts an impressive 30-year tenure in the aviation sector. His extensive background encompasses not just piloting, but also in-depth knowledge of aircraft maintenance and repair. Under his mentorship, students will gain a 360-degree perspective of aviation, benefiting from his extensive knowledge and passion for flying.

Sohail Mahmood Durrani, the esteemed head of our aviation program, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Western Community College. With a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Riga, Latvia, Sohail has dedicated over 38 years to the field of aviation training and management. As a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Instructor, he has imparted knowledge on various aircraft types, including TU-154, AN-24, Ka-26, Boeing 737, and Boeing 777. Sohail’s commitment to excellence is evident in his attendance at numerous Airline Professional Training Programs by industry giants like Boeing, Airbus, General Electric, and IATA. Throughout his career, he has garnered international recognition, receiving accolades such as different International Airline Awards.. With seven years of experience as General Manager Airline Training and Principal Airline Training, Sohail Mahmood Durrani stands as a beacon of knowledge and leadership in the aviation industry.

Recognition of Excellence:

We are the only IATA Authorized Training in Canada . We are offering different IATA Training Programs in Partnership with IATA . Once you passed IATA & WCC Exams you will get IATA and WCC Certificates . IATA Certificates is acceptable Globally by all Airline .

Join Us on This Journey: Embark on an educational journey that promises not just to instruct, but to inspire and invigorate your passion for aviation. With Western Community College, the sky is not the limit—it’s the beginning.

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