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The busiest flight training centre in Ontario

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Story by: Chris Pope, 570 News
September 3, 2015

The Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre continues to be the go-to spot for people in our region who want to become a pilot.

The Region of Waterloo International Airport was ranked the busiest flight training centre in Ontario, when it comes to flights that take-off, and land at the same airport.

General Manager Bob Conners says 60 per cent of their business is training young people who want to be pilots, mostly in partnership with Conestoga College and University Waterloo.

“The other 40 per cent of our business is supporting and assisting people who want to fly recreational, most of whom live relatively locally, to either get a private pilots license or to rent an airplane or to enhance their knowledge or skill,” says Conners.

Conners says they have 23 planes, and they fly between 14-and-16 thousand hours a year.

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