Founded in 1932, at Lexington field in North Waterloo, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) is deeply rooted in the Waterloo region. With its beginnings as a flying club, WWFC has continued to grow over the years, including being the driving force behind the development of the Waterloo Airport in its current location in 1950. WWFC managed the airport for over 20 years. Today WWFC is proud to offer a state of the art facility, is partnered with two prestigious post-secondary institutions – offering industry recognized training to individuals seeking a career in aviation and still strongly supports the general aviator. Waterloo Wellington is a not-for-profit corporation and is governed by an eight member volunteer board of directors who oversee the long term development and operation of WWFC and its programs.
To be the top flight school in Canada, providing excellence in training, equipment and facilities creating the highest degree of customer satisfaction and success.
The mission of the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre is to provide members of the aviation community with the opportunity to pursue their goals supported by the highest quality resources in the safest environment.
- Dedication to customers
- Respect and recognition
- Commitment to a culture of safety
- Leadership and innovation
- Collaboration and camaraderie
- Honesty and integrity
- Accountability to our stakeholders
- Open communication
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre Club History
Local business man Norm Schneider, from JM Schneider Meats and Robert Dietrich, whose father owned Weston Bakery, were local flying enthusiasts and helped locate and found the first flying club in Kitchener-Waterloo at the corner of Bridge and Lexington.
This first step turned out to be a long association with aviation and the growth of the airport at its present location.
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre Through the Years
Trailblazers: Our commitment to women in aviation
Paving the runway for future female pilots!
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre is sincerely committed to the ongoing development and promotion of trailblazing female pilots. We encourage and advocate for all women pursing aviation as a career, and work to make the landscape open and welcoming to all.
Our greatest dream is that women will dominate the skies, and be a vital part in the exciting and adventurous community of aviation professionals.
Amelia Earhart said it best when she proclaimed, “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done”.
Northern Lights Aero Foundation
We proudly partner with Northern Lights Aero Foundation. Find out how you can support their work to inspire women to enter and succeed in the aviation industry.
Girls CAN Fly!
Our annual celebration of women in aviation! Join us for this full-day event dedicated to women of all ages who dream of becoming a pilot.
The Ninety-Nines is an international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, mutual support, and sharing their passion for flight.
Elevate Aviation provides a platform for women to thrive and succeed through aviation. Their goal is to create a shift in the aviation industry that promotes gender balance by connecting women with a network of support. It encourages people to pursue careers in the aviation industry and provide support to those who dream of a career in aviation.
In Other Media Sources Too!
Watch for our work in your local newspaper or on TV or follow us on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube)! We work hard to spread the word about our amazing women and love to see others inspired by their work.
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Do you have a great flying experience, aviation tips or want share where you are working now? We would love to hear from you! Contact us today!