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Flight Training at Coastal Pacific Aviation

A flight training company, and offering programs in a joint venture with the University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV).

1983: Coastal Pacific played a major role in developing a professional pilot program as part of the curriculum offered by UCFV. The program was developed as a two year diploma in Commercial Aviation, with the student emerging with 12 university transferable courses, plus a Commercial pilot's license with multi-engine and instrument ratings. Students with previous post secondary education can choose as one year diploma program with the same aviation component as the two year program.
1996: UCFV and Coastal Pacific established Canada' first four year degree course which gives the successful graduate a Bachelor of Business Administration (Aviation) degree. Major airlines in Canada , and across the world, prefer to hire an individual with a degree as well as the necessary flying experience.

The BBA (Aviation) prepares a professional pilot with the background to address general education requirements and the ability to assume management responsibilities in the aviation industry. In addition to the joint programs offered with UCFV, Coastal Pacific's affiliate company, CP Advanced Flight, provides individuals, carriers and corporations with training programs for turbine transition training and more specifically, Beach King Air operations.

Having defined its role in pilot training within Canada, Coastal Pacific turned to the Pacific Rim and the international training market and has since trained students from Korea and Japan. Coastal Pacific is a member in good standing of the Aerospace industries Association and the Airline Transport Association of Canada and Sheila Whittaker, Coastal Pacific's Vice President of School Operations, is the current Chairman of the British Columbia Aviation Council.


Young Eagles soar at Abbotsford Airport
(New story for Spring 2001 edition)