What our clients say
The entire program prepared me for a job in the industry, especially the flying scenarios which were a great way to simulate the real world of helicopter work. For me flying comes more naturally than the coursework but with Helicopters Canada, every aspect of the program was fun and rewarding!
Dustin Rickard, Graduate
As a maintenance student at Canadore, I made the switch to their flight training program (through Essential Helicopters, now Helicopters Canada). The staff and students at Helicopters Canada provided both the resources of the college campus and class structure. Not only was the training unique and often exhilarating, it has been incredibly beneficial, giving me a competitive advantage and widening my job prospects.
Andrew DeMarco, Graduate
Helicopters Canada and Canadore College was the experience of a lifetime! The extra courses offered like winter survival, chainsaw safety, underwater egress, and first aid provided real world experiences. We got to experience some of what we might see in the field and gained valuable insight to some of the people we might meet in the industry.
Jim Harnett, Graduate
The Helicopters Canada (formerly Essential Helicopters)/Canadore College Commercial Helicopter program is in a class of its own. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The program covers all aspects of helicopter operation and left me feeling confident and excited for my new career in aviation!
Blair Platt, Graduate
Becoming a pilot has been a lifelong dream for me and Helicopters Canada (formerly Essential Helicopters) has made that dream come true. It has been an exciting school year and it’s been great to learn from such fun and passionate people. An education here is second to none. Thank you Helicopters Canada team!
Evan Redka, Graduate