Learn to Fly Ultralights at BFC
The Barrie Flying Club (BFC) operates 7 days per week from its home-base in Barrie, Ontario. BFC specializes in Ultralight Aircraft Flight Training. The Ultralight category of Aircraft provides a great way for aviation enthusiasts to earn their wings in as little as 2 weeks!
The Pilot Permit Ultralight (PPUL) is the quickest way to earn your wings! Fly every day, and you can earn your PPUL in only 2 weeks.
Only have time for weekend flying?
Many BFC students earn their PPUL in only 6 weeks by flying on Saturdays and Sundays only. Don’t delay, earn your wings today!
After earning your PPUL, you may fly solo in any aircraft that falls in the ultralight category. Like other Pilot permits, certificates and licenses, you must meet Transport Canada specified criteria including specific knowledge, skill and experience requirements.
PPUL Knowledge Requirements
The Transport Canada Knowledge Requirements for your PPUL are easily learned through ground school or self study. The candidate will then be required to pass a written test consisting of multiple choice questions. Student Pilots may download the essential study guides and practice exams directly from Transport Canada.
PPUL Skill and Experience Requirements
The student pilot will earn the practical skill requirements through hands-on training and flight instruction. Their flight instructor will guide them through all the necessary flight manoeuvres they are required to master for their PPUL. During their flight training, the student pilot must accumulate the required dual and solo hours of flying time to meet the Experience requirements for the PPUL.
Letter of Competency
For a Private Pilot Licence (PPL), the student pilot must take a flight test with a Transport Canada examiner. With the PP-UL, your flight instructor will issue a ‘Letter of Competency’. This will be enough for Transport Canada (TC) to issue your Pilot Permit Ultralight certificate. However, a flight test with a TC examiner will be required if you wish to carry a passenger. You need your Passenger Rating to take a friend flying with you. Many PPUL pilots will want the added privilege of carrying a passenger, and will therefore proceed with earning their Passenger Rating.
The Barrie Flying Club uses the Sky Cruiser for your Ultralight Flight Training. The Sky Cruiser is a factory built Ultralight Aircraft, and it is a fun, advanced and innovative LSA aircraft. It’s a great plane for you to learn to fly.
The Sky Cruiser Ultralight Aircraft is manufactured by BilSam Aviation of Poland. The Sky Cruiser uses the 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS engine.
The Sky Cruiser features Slotted Flaps for Short Take-Off Landing (STOL) performance. This makes the aircraft ideal for slow landings and take-offs on short fields. The airplane also has an excellent range of 600 miles (960km).
100% Carbon Composite
The Sky Cruiser is a 100% Carbon Composite structure. It’s very light and yet incredibly strong and durable.
Sky Cruiser Features
- Top Speed of 118 KTS
- Cruise Speed of 108 KTS
- Vne Speed of 135 KTS
- Vs0 Stall Speed (Dirty) of 40 KTS
- Take-off distance of 450 feet
- Landing distance of 550 feet
- Rate of Climb of 1,050 fpm
The Barrie Flying Club will have you flying the Sky Cruiser to earn your Pilot Permit Ultralight certificate in no time.
The Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) at the Barrie Flying Club (BFC) is Eugene Dworecki. He will help you earn your wings, and guide you through earning your PPUL. From the ground school through the issuance of your PPUL, Eugene will help you achieve your goal of learning to fly.
2 Day Ground School
The Barrie Flying Club offers a 2-Day, weekend Ground School for the PP-UL course. After completing the PP-UL ground school, you will be familiar with the necessary knowledge areas covered by the Transport Canada ULTRA Exam.
After signing up for the ground school, you will be assigned some pre-reading to help you prepare ahead of time for the two days of classroom instruction. The required reading list and reference materials will be provided to you by BFC when you enrol in the PPUL training program.
Your Discovery Flight Experience begins with an introduction to the aircraft. Your instructor will explain the pre-flight safety checks carried out by pilots before every flight. You will learn about the airplane, and the importance of safety. Your pre-flight inspection of the airplane will include checking the controls, ailerons, flaps, rudder, leading edge of the wing, instruments, fuel and oil levels, suspension, tires, pitot static system, fuselage and other important parts of the airframe.
After thoroughly inspecting the airplane, you and your instructor will climb inside the cockpit to prepare for your discovery flight. You’ll be seated in the pilot’s seat (Left Seat), and your instructor will guide you through a series of additional checks including avionics (radio), local air traffic, and weather conditions.
Your instructor will taxi the aircraft into position, and after receiving your clearance from the tower, you will experience taking off into the skies above. Shortly after take-off, your instructor will begin demonstrating the basics of flying. It’s your first flying lesson, and you will be given an opportunity to fly the airplane. Your instructor will give you control of the aircraft, and help you through some simple turns, climbs, descents, and straight and level flight. When the flight is almost over, your instructor will bring you and the aircraft back down to the airport for a post-flight briefing.
Be certain to bring your camera. You will want some great shots from the cockpit as you fly over the beautiful scenery. Discovery flights are also a great gift idea. Book an introductory flight for yourself, or someone you know who loves aviation.
Contact the Barrie Flying Club today to book your Discovery Flight. Take your first step to earn your Pilot Permit Ultralight (PPUL) certificate.
You may also talk to BFC about renting or buying a Sky Cruiser Ultralight.
Barrie Flying Club
Contact Eugene Dworecki
560 Anne Street North
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Tel: (705) 817-1666
CFI: Eugene Dworecki
Call BFC for your Ultralight Flight Training!