Edmonton Flying Club


Edmonton Flying Club

The Edmonton Flying Club, home of the Edmonton Flight College, is a flying club and flight school located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and based at the Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport, Canada's first licensed airport. Originally founded in 1927 as the Edmonton and Northern Alberta Aero Club, the club's first president was Canadian World War I flying ace, Wilfrid R. "Wop" May. At the time, the purpose of the club was to promote aviation and to provide flight training. Today, the Edmonton Flying Club is a member-owned organization that operates a diverse fleet of aircraft and provides flight training at all levels.[1][2][3]

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Courses offered

The Edmonton Flying Club offers courses for the following licenses and ratings:[4]

Fleet

As of April 2010 Edmonton Flying Club has 11 aircraft listed and 13 registered with Transport Canada:

Canadian Fleet
Aircraft EFC aircraft[5] TC aircraft[6] Variants Idents Notes
Cessna 152 3 3 GONQ, GUZI, GYJJ Single-engine, fixed tricycle gear.
Cessna 172 3 4 L, N, P, S, SP FAGE, FEGU, GQCL, GVOR GQCL is listed by TC as P, FEGU is listed by EFC as SP and TC as S, FAGE as L and GVOR as N. Single-engine, fixed tricycle gear.
Diamond DA20 Eclipses 3 3 C1 FEFG, FEFZ, GLCL Single-engine, fixed tricycle gear.
Diamond DA40 Diamond Stars 1 1 FEFW Single-engine, fixed tricycle gear.
Diamond DA42 Twin Star 1 2 GCEF, GLEJ GLEJ is listed with TC but not with EFC. Twin-engine, retractable tricycle gear.

In addition, the EFC has a Frasca International flight simulator and a state-of-the-art Modular Flight Deck simulator.

Notable pilots associated with EFC

  • Carl Agar, learned to fly at the Edmonton Aero Club and was awarded the Air Force Cross for outstanding contributions as a flight instructor during World War II
  • Maurice "Moss" Burbidge, pioneering Canadian aviator, taught Agar to fly


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