Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find some of the more common questions (and their answers) received by Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre. Please have a read through and if you have a question not answered here, or want more information, please contact us.

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What does PCC mean?

PCC stands for Private Career College and WWFC is registered as a PCC under the Private Career College Act of 2005.

When do I become PCC? And what do I have to do?

When you begin training as a student of Conestoga College or the University of Waterloo you fall under PCC. As well as when you start working on your CPL you become PCC. All PCC students need to meet with Sarah Thomson and sign a PCC contract before they begin their training.

What funding is available?

Financing options are also available through Libro Credit Union and RBC for those interested in pursuing flight training.

Can I claim my flight training for tax purposes?

Please refer to Canada Revenue Agency for further details about tax write-offs.

What happens if I drop out or get deferred from the Conestoga or UW aviation program?

If you drop out of our college or university program, you can continue flight training as a ‘stand-alone.’ If you get deferred, we will work with you to find a suitable solution for your flight training, or help get you back in the program the following year.

How long will it take to complete my CPL?

Flight training is calculated by hours, so the time-frame for each licence is determined by how many hours required for that specific licence. Depending on your schedule and how often you can fly will greatly impact the amount of time it takes to complete your CPL.

What options are there once I graduate?

The possibilities are vast.  Pilots find work as flight instructors, float-plane pilots, corporate pilots, airline pilots.  For a look at how a pilot’s path unfolds, please visit our Aviation Career Path page.