Integrated Aviation and Baccalaureate Program
Canadian Mennonite University Collaborates with Flying Colors Pilot Training
Canadian Mennonite University and Flying Colors Pilot Training cooperatively developed and deliver this program. The objective is to prepare pilots with superior capabilities. The 2001 Human Resource Study of Commercial Pilots in Canada, reporting survey results in its section on hiring criteria, states that "many operators indicated a preference for college and university graduates," and "in focus groups, air operators said they believed that college or university graduates would generally make better pilots because they had acquired more broad-based skills, especially non-technical skills".
Flying Colors delivers its award-winning aviation program from its location at Winnipeg International Airport using the most modern and best-equipped training aircraft available. All flight training is Transport Canada approved and is performed to international ICAO standards. The program is open to all Canadians as well as international and American students.
"Our new cooperative program with Flying Colors presents another exciting option for students," said Wesley Toews, Assistant Dean at CMU. "Now they may draw on the resources of these two student-oriented, innovative institutions to prepare themselves for vocations as pilots of exceptional skill and character."
"All commercial pilots must meet the same minimum government standards in Canada," said Michael Bland, General Manager and Chief Flight Instructor at Flying Colors. "But, this very unique program offers our students an exceptional opportunity to set themselves apart from the crowd, to develop and exhibit those leadership, ethical and communications qualities which are so valuable in today's industry."
The Manitoba Aviation Council congratulated CMU and Flying Colors Pilot Training on the announcement of their new program. Fred Petrie, Executive Director, reports that development of aviation training has been a major focus of the Council's activities, with completion of two major studies. "The new CMU-Flying Colors degree program, developing aviation's leaders of tomorrow, certainly supports the direction of industry development. It is an important initiative in supporting our industry's continuing growth."
In order to enhance their essential
skills, students must include twenty-four credit hours of specified
ancillary courses in arts, social science, and science within their
baccalaureate degree programs. Interested students should contact CMU Admissions for more information. Students with
pre-existing flight experience should contact the Flying Colors Chief Flight Instructor for prior credit
|Integrated Aviation and Baccalaureate Program|
|Year 1||Private Pilot Certification and
Commercial Pilot Course at Flying Colors |
|18 credit-hours at CMU|
|Year 2||Multi-Engine & Instrument Ratings and
Commercial Pilot License at Flying Colors |
|18 credit-hours at CMU|
|Years 3-4||48 credit-hours at CMU|
|6 credit-hour practicum (Internship in the aviation industry)|
24 credit hours as follows:
|81.103/3 Introduction to Computer Science I|
|EITHER 81.104/3 Introduction to Computer
OR 82.100/3 Introduction to Calculus
|82.101/3 Vector Geometry and Linear Algebra|
|32.100/3 Introduction to Physical Geography|
|41.100/6 Introduction to Psychology|
|20.110/6 Introduction to Conflict Transformation Studies|
|Entrance Requirements:||Meet CMU's general
entrance requirements including Physics 40S.
Be 17 years old by the second semester
Possess a Transport Canada Category 1 Medical Certificate
Canadian Mennonite University
Canadian Mennonite University is an innovative Christian university, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Chartered by the Province of Manitoba in 1998, Canadian Mennonite University builds on a foundation of over fifty years of Mennonite higher education in the province. At its main campus, CMU offers degree programs in arts, theology, and music. All academic programs include substantial requirements in Biblical and Theological Studies, thus providing significant content for the critical engagement of faith with all other areas of knowledge. Flying Colors is located at Winnipeg International Airport, only ten minutes from CMU's main campus. More information is available online at CMU's website at www.cmu.ca or by phone at (204) 487-3300, by fax at (204) 487-3858 or toll-free at (877) 231-4570.
Flying Colors Pilot Training
Since opening its location at Winnipeg International Airport, Flying Colors Pilot Training has earned international recognition and awards for its innovative training approach. Flying Colors uses state-of-the-art Diamond Katana and Beech Travelair aircraft in partnership with Perimeter Aviation, Canada's top Multi-IFR specialist. Flying Colors also uses Canada's first Transport Canada certified Level 3 Flight Training Device. More information is available online at the company's website at www.flying-colors.org.
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