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Take the first step toward earning your pilot permit. Our discovery flights offer a great way to experience the thrill of flying an ultralight. The view alone is worth the price! Book your flight today.
The next ground school course starts early 2018. It runs for 5 weeks every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 18:30 to 21:30. See the course outline
Seating is limited, so get in touch and reserve your seat today. (250) 218-7343
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Welcome to Flight School
Airspeed High Ultralights will help you meet and exceed all Transport Canada requirements leading toward your very own Ultralight Pilot Permit. The courses that Airspeed High offers are challenging, fun and rewarding. Our Transport Canada certified instructors are professional, friendly and very experienced pilots. We use a scenario based approach where possible, to make the learning experience both more interesting and realistic.
Most of our courses are offered year round. We are able to accommodate all sorts of schedules, so take that first step, and get down to the airport. Let’s go flying.
There are many reasons why Canadians fly ultralights. The aircraft are more affordable as well as being safe, versatile and fun to operate. From the traditional flying lawn chair to the fully decked out composite, glass cockpit go-fast machine, ultralights offer aircraft choices to fill just about everyones dreams. The medical requirements for the Ultralight Pilot Permit are not as stringent as for General Aviation. And because we can get involved: we can build them, we can fly them and we can maintain them. The community of ultralight pilots are a great bunch of aviation enthusiasts that are always willing to help a new pilot. There are first time pilots as well as very experienced jet jockeys flying ultralights. Take that first step and call us today to book your discovery flight.
Our school has all the facilities to help you be prepared for each flight. We have easy parking, student lockers as well as a little kitchen where you can make or store your lunch. We also carry charts, publications and pilot supplies so you don’t have to spend time shopping around.
The Courtenay Airpark is located right in the heart of Courtenay. There are restaurants and hotels within walking distance. It’s easy to get to and provides a great training environment with several airports close by.
- As a recently minted Cessna pilot I was looking to lower my costs and try ultralights. After checking out several operators I found Andreas and could not be happier, his professionalism and attention to detail is better than normally found in GA flight schools. The added bonus of flying from a small, friendly airpark like Courtenay should not be overlooked. It is a much calmer experience than flying from a busy, towered airport! Beware, not all ultralight schools are created equally and this one is by far the best that I have come across, so much so that I make regular trips from the mainland! Lastly Andreas keeps his Challenger aircraft in much better condition than is required by the regs!
If you have always wanted to fly a plane but haven't been able to afford it Ultralight flying is the way to go, Airspeed High is absolutely wonderful, very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating. Would recommend to anyone! Andreas is a wonderful teacher, very good at explaining the correct way to do things and helping you retain them.
After 25 years of having taken my first flying lesson and having carefully considered numerous training providers, I decided to use Andreas at Airspeed High’s services to get my Ultralight Permit, Passenger Carry Rating and Instructor Rating. Andreas is a knowledgeable and distinguished aviator, having previously served as a Canadian Armed Forces fighter pilot. But what really distinguishes him as an Ultralight Flight Instructor is his patience and positive energy that he brings to the training environment. Every training session was something to look forward to and a fruitful learning experience. His customer service attitude is to provide solutions to the student’s training needs. And as a training platform, he provides a pristine and meticulously maintained Challenger (AULA) Ultralight, which is one of the most popular types of ultralight aircraft in Canada due to its enjoyable flying characteristics and versatility. If you seek quality, positive training to fly ultralights or type familiarization training for the Challenger, I highly recommend Andreas.