Prairie School of Mission Aviation is to learn to use one of the most effective missionary tools of the last century to transport the love of Christ into the remote corners of the world. Extraordinary conditions require pilots with extraordinary levels of skill, dedication, and discipline. True to Prairie’s missions-focused training, our team of staff includes missionaries with invaluable field experience--something not emphasized in other flight programs.
Reputation Prairie is pleased to offer excellent value for your flight-training dollar. Every single one of your 225 flight hours has a specific learning objective and Prairie’s program exceeds Transport Canada’s requirements by continuing to develop new skills throughout the entire program. Faculty Instructing staff includes people who have experience both in North American Commercial Aviation and in overseas Mission Aviation. They are easily accessible at no extra cost to you.
Fleet/Facilities Aircraft handling skills are learned in traditional training aircraft such as the Cessna 172, the more challenging Citabrias.
Prairie’s rural location is ideal for flight training, yet is close to major airports in Calgary and Edmonton to allow for experience in busy air traffic environments. The Canadian Rockies, a short flight to the west, are used to develop crucial mountain-flying skills. Thanks to our location in Southern Alberta, Prairie pilots enjoy more days of flyable weather than much of Canada.
Credentials Upon completion of your degree you will have received a Private Pilot License with a night rating, a Commercial Pilot License and single-engine instrument rating, Remote Responder First Aid, and Wilderness Survival Training.