The following is a general outline of the Commercial Pilot Flight Training Program. Operational courses are subject to change. Additional programs may be included but not listed at this time.
Initial Preparation for Flight - 2 weeks
Passenger safety around helicopters, ELT operation, airport procedures, helicopter start up and shutdown procedures, ground handling and hangar procedures, daily inspection of aircraft, and aircraft servicing.
Ground School - over 200 hours
Formal classroom lectures presented by Gateway Helicopters flight instructors. Topics covered include; Canadian Aviation Regulations, aerodynamics and the theory of flight, navigation, meteorology, aircraft flight instruments, human factors and decision making, radio and electronic theory, aircraft engines, airframes and systems, commercial flight operations, and licensing requirements.
Rolls-Royce 250 C-20 Turbine Engine Course
An advanced course on the inner workings of the engine in the Bell 206 Jet ranger.
Bell 206 Airframe Course - 1 semester
Presented by Canadore College Aviation Maintenance professors.
Winter Survival Training Course
Week-long training session includes one day in the classroom and four days in the wilderness. Practical hands-on experience in shelter construction, food gathering, and signal fires.