Nestled in the Selkirk Mountains on the shores of Kootenay Lake, Nelson offers great flying opportunities for all pilots. The airport sees little air traffic year round and is located on the waterfront, within walking distance to downtown and the beaches! The friendly and relaxed atmosphere will make your flight training with us an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

Intro Flight

Go “hands on” to see if you really want to become a pilot and experience what flying is all about! Your instructor will show you the basics of flying and you will get to feel the controls!

Rec Pilot

The holder of a recreational pilot permit may, under day only VFR conditions, act as pilot-in-command of a single engine aircraft that is not a high-performance aeroplane and seats a maximum of four persons.

Private Pilot

The Private Pilot License (PPL) allows you to share the freedom of flight with family and friends. Additional ratings such as night, seaplane, VFR over the top, instrument, and multi‐engine can be added to the PPL.

Night Rating

A night rating will expand your knowledge and skills. It is a required component of the Commercial Pilot license.

Comm. Pilot

To fly for a commercial air service operator in Canada you are required to hold the Commercial Pilot License (CPL). This opens the door to your career as a commercial pilot as you work your way towards your goals.


The VFR Over-The-Top rating allows you to fly over or between cloud layers on route to your destination. Pilots must navigate by instruments. You gain additional freedom from the weather.