For Immediate Release
June 3, 2000

Manitoba's First Bachelor of Science Aviation Program

Winnipeg's Flying Colors Pilot Training
Offers Professional Pilot Degree Programs

(Winnipeg, Manitoba) Always at the forefront of technology, Flying Colors Pilot Training has earned international recognition and awards for its innovative training approach. The school has received a steady stream of new students since opening its location at Winnipeg International Airport in 1999.

Flying Colors now offers the region's first aviation degree programs that combine in-depth aviation education together with professional flight training. Flying Colors is an accredited satellite campus of the award-winning Aviation Sciences department of Utah Valley State College. Both organizations are dedicated to offering the best and most training anywhere.

The curriculum combines Flying Color's Professional Commercial Pilot Training Program with the baccalaureate degree to give the student a foundation for a career in aviation. The following licenses and ratings are currently offered for college credit: private, commercial, instrument, multi-engine, flight instructor and ATP. Three different degree options are available to suit the student's needs:

The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare the student with all the ratings necessary to be qualified for entry level jobs as a professional pilot.

The Associate of Science degree prepares the student with all the general education requirements graduation but less emphasis on the aviation components. It is designed for students to transfer into the Bachelor's degree.

TheBachelor of Science in Aviation Professional Pilot makes the graduated student more marketable among the major airlines that look for pilots with no less than a Bachelor degree. The curriculum is distinctive in that it is the only "inverted" degree that offers the chance to acquire the technical skills first to obtain employment and other courses while gaining experience in a chosen career.

Flying Colors encourages students to gain practical on-the-job experience in their chosen field prior to graduation under its Cooperative Education and Internship program while at the same time receivng academic credit.

Flying Colors operates state-of-the-art Katana and Beech Travelair aircraft and Canada's only advanced Level 3 flight simulators. The academic program is delivered electronically through UVSC's distance learning network. All students will be provided with notebook computers to complete their courses.

Entrance requirements include age 18, a minimum of a high school education or equivalent and a Category 1 medical. Existing college or university credits may be transferred. Students with private pilot licenses can receive advance placement. Entrance exams and interviews may be scheduled by contacting Flying Colors. More information is available online at the company's website at

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Additional contact information:

Clair Downing
Global Aviation Degree Center
Aviation Sciences Department
800 West University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058-5999
Phone: (888) 901-7192 Toll-Free