We have an incredible roster of friendly dispatchers, instructors and maintenance staff available to help you! Here are some other things to help sweeten the pot:
Industry Leader in Knowledge & Experience
Mitchinson's has been flight training since 1946, which has established our name and reputation across Canada. This experience is reflected in how we train our students to be well equipped quality pilots. Our four owners are also all Mitchinson Alumni, and fly with WestJet and Air Canada with 72,000 hours combined experience. They are more than willing to give career mentorship and advice to our students to help them achieve their dream career!
Flight Training Syllabus & PGI's
We have developed a detailed syllabus and PGI's (Preparatory Ground Instruction) that give you all the information and reading references you need to know prior to each flight lesson, so you can come prepared and ready to go. This is provided as a physical copy in a Flight Training Binder to check off each lesson as you go, as well as online -- so you can access it no matter where you are. This reduces your instructor briefing costs and eliminates unnecessary bookings to keep your training streamlined. Read more about it here.
Our flight training is done in Cessna 152 and 172's; the industry's most popular single engine trainer aircraft. We are able to offer some of the most competitive aircraft rental rates in Saskatoon, saving you a lot of money in your overall license costs. Additionally, their high-wing setup allows easy access for walkarounds and offers superior visibility in the air to help locate landmarks and geographical reference points. To see a list of our current planes, click here.
Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO)
We are hold an AMO status -- this means that we can do our aircraft maintenance in-house with our Aircraft Mechanic Engineers (AME) on staff. This allows scheduled inspections and any other maintenance to be done with minimal downtime, making lost time decreased and your bookings easier to schedule. Contact with our maintenance staff also allows our students to have a greater knowledge surrounding the airplane, which is invaluable to being a well-rounded pilot.
Our Redbird FMX Simulator
In fall 2015, we were excited to introduce the Redbird FMX Simulator to our fleet! The Redbird's full-motion platform and wraparound visuals make it the only one of it's kind in Saskatchewan, and allows a modern cost-effective alternative to plane rental for instrument work and practicing procedures... and can be a convenient back-up plan if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate with your flight booking!
Largest Staff of Flight Instructors in Saskatchewan
There is a demand in the aviation industry for pilots like there never has been before -- meaning that flight instructors are highly sought after by both airlines seeking to employ them, as well as Flight Training Units such as us! We are fortunate to boast the largest staff of flight instructors in the province, meaning that we are well equipped to help your dream of getting involved in aviation a reality!