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FIRST PEOPLES' AVIATION TECHNOLOGY - FLIGHT

Type: Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Length: 3 Years

Partner: Canadore College

Delivery: Full-Time

Intake(s): Fall 2023

Tuition: $4,685* first year, $4,540* second year, $4,210-$5,245* third year (depending on stream)

*subject to change

OverviewCurriculumCareer OpportunitiesCoursesAdmission RequirementsRequired Documentation

*Please note: Applications for Fall 2022 are now closed. Applications for 2023 will open soon. 

On the evening of February 24, 2022 a fire destroyed FNTI’S historic hangar, fleet of 13 aircraft, dispatch and maintenance facilities.

Through the generosity of friends, donors and support from the Aerospace sector, operations have been maintained and students have been able to continue their flight training. Space in the flight program is limited, however we are looking forward to welcoming a Fall 2022 cohort in September.

Stay tuned for updates as we move through the planning stages of a hangar rebuild! For more information about general program applications, please contact recruitment@fnti.net. For all other Aviation program inquiries, please contact Adamh@fnti.net 

 

 

OVERVIEW 

Become a qualified, professional pilot in a unique learning environment, the Tyendinaga Aerodrome.  


This program is the only post-secondary Indigenous aviation program of its kind in Canada and provides hands-on flight training for students interested in pursuing a pilot’s licence or working in the aviation industry.  


Graduates will hold a commercial licence with their rating of choice and will also meet the eligibility criteria to obtain a Flight Dispatcher designation and a Two-Crew and Cruise Relief Pilot (IATRA) certification. The curriculum meets the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements for post-secondary studies, as well as Transport Canada regulations and standards for flight training. 

 

INDIGENOUS AVIATION CURRICULUM:

  • Flight training 
  • Navigation 
  • Radio operation 
  • Flight and simulator training 
  • Private and commercial pilot licence requirements

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: 

  • Commercial pilot 
  • Charter/bush pilot 
  • Flight dispatcher 
  • Air traffic control 
  • Airport manager

COURSES

Click here for a list of INDIGENOUS AVIATION COURSES

student testimonial

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Applicants must identify as having First Nation, Métis, or Inuit ancestry.  

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including Grade 12 English (ENG4C), Grade 12 Math for College (MCT4C or MAP4C) or University Math (MHF4U or MCV4U). Grade 11 or 12 Physics is strongly recommended. 

Applicants must submit a "Letter of Intent" outlining their reasons for applying to the aviation program. This letter may outline their professional goals, commitment to their community/Nation, and/or personal aspirations. This letter should be no longer than 500 words and can be submitted directly to Sarah Mignault, Registrar (sarahm@fnti.net). 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION 

  1. Official transcript - secondary or post-secondary 

  1. Birth/Baptismal certificate or valid passport 

  1. Marriage certificate or court document (if legal name change) 

  1. Transport Canada Category 1 Medical Certificate (contact us to determine your local Certified Aviation Medical Examiner) 

  1. Criminal Record Check (must be completed no more than three months prior to the date of admission) 

  1. Letter of intent (see "Admission Requirements" above)  

 
 

For more information contact our Recruitment Office at 1.800.267.0637, ext. 156 or email us at recruitment@fnti.net