Learn to Fly in Greater Sudbury, Ontario
Hicks & Lawrence
Hicks & Lawrence Limited announces the opening of its aviation school Discovery Aviation Academy (DAA) in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Hicks & Lawrence Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc..
Discovery Aviation Academy (DAA) opened in September 2011, and DAA provides ground school and flight training to fixed-wing students from its facility in Sudbury, Ontario. Discovery Aviation Academy operates out of a modern facility conveniently located at the Greater Sudbury Airport. The DAA facility has ample office and classroom space for their flight training needs, and they also utilize a large 13,000 square foot hangar at the airport.
Canadian Air Operator
DAA is one of the first flight training centres to be part of a large Canadian air operator – Discovery Air. As Discovery Aviation Academy is part of Discovery Air, they have helped to close the significant gap that often exists between aviation schools and flight operators. DAA offers a variety of ground and flight training to meet the needs of any aspiring aviator.
Discovery Air Inc.
Discovery Air was founded in 2004. It’s a specialty aviation services company that operate across Canada and also in select locations internationally. Discovery Air has over 130 aircraft, and it is one of the largest air operators in Canada.
Discovery Air employs more than 600 flight crew, maintenance workers and support staff to successfully provide a variety of air transport, maintenance and logistics solutions to its many loyal customers.
Discovery Aviation Academy will leverage Discovery Air´s extensive network to help give its students exposure to real-world aviation and bridge the gap between graduation and employment.
Discovery Aviation Academy (DAA) offers many types of flight training including:
- Recreational Pilot Permit
- Private Pilot Licence
- Commercial Pilot Licence
- Night Rating
- VFR OTT Rating
- Multi Engine Rating
- Instrument Rating
- Instructor Rating
Commercial Flight Training
Discovery Aviation Academy has also partnered with Cambrian College to offer a very unique commercial flight training option. Student pilots pursuing commercial flight training at DAA may also combine their studies with the Cambrian College Business Certificate to enhance their aviation employment opportunities. Co-Op opportunities also exist.
Discovery Aviation Fleet
The DAA Training Fleet includes different types of aircraft providing the student pilot access to various types of training.
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is the typical flight training aircraft many student pilots first learn to fly. The C-172 is a high-wing, four-seat, single-engine aircraft and it is very popular for primary flight training.
The C-172 was first developed in the 1950s by Cessna Aircraft, and it’s the most successful mass produced light aircraft ever built. The C-172 is still in production today. The C172 is an ideal training aircraft. It is very comfortable and also quite forgiving to the new student pilot. The Cessna 172 is a favourite aircraft to learn how to fly in.
Cessna 337 Skymaster
The Cessna 337 Skymaster is another high-wing, four-seat airplane. However, the C-337 is a multi-engine aircraft and it is used by DAA for more advanced flight training.
Discovery Air utilizes the C-337 aircraft to provide Aerial Fire Detection in support of the Ontario Government’s Forest Fire Management Program. The Cessna 337 Skymaster is a high-wing, push-pull design with great visibility making it a perfect aircraft to assist with the location of forest fires. The push-pull design of the C-337 also allows for safe handling during engine-out situations. This makes the C-337 an ideal aircraft for multiple-engine training. When pilots choose to transition from single-engine to multi-engine aircraft, Discovery Aviation Academy can provide the required flight training in the Cessna 337 Skymaster.
The Rockewll 500 Aero Commander is a high-wing, four-seat, high performance multi-engine aircraft. The Aero Commander aircraft are used by Discovery Air to provide Airspace and Aircraft Management (Birddog) services in support of the Ontario Government’s Forest Fire Management Program. Students at DAA may train on the AC50 towards earning their Multi-Engine Rating and Group I Instrument Rating.
Approved Maintenance Organization
DAA and Discovery Air have their own Approved Maintenance Organization to maintain their fleet of training aircraft and air operations aircraft. In addition, their Approved Maintenance Organization also provides third party maintenance for Bearskin Airlines, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and many private clients.
Discovery Aviation Academy leverages the existing aviation infrastructure already in place through Discovery Aviation and Hicks & Lawrence. With the addition of the flight training academy (DAA), it helps to establishes a pipeline of qualified personnel into the larger aviation organization.
Book a Discovery Flight with Discovery Aviation Academy. A discovery flight is a great way to find out more. If you’re interested in Aviation, and you’d like to know what it takes to become a pilot, then an Introductory Discovery Flight is for you!
You will experience what it’s like to fly an airplane. On you discovery flight at DAA, you will go flying with a DAA flight instructor. You will experience flying first hand, as you have the opportunity to take the controls in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. You will be seated in the “Left Seat” as your flight instructor familiarizes you with the panel and controls of the Cessna 172.
An intro flight is also the perfect gift for any aspiring aviator you may know.
Contact Discovery Aviation Academy (DAA)
2621 Skead Road
Unit 12 (Box 3020)
Greater Sudbury (Garson)
Telephone: (705) 693-3346
Fax: (705) 693-4551
CFI: Matt Neumann
Learn to Fly with Discovery Aviation Academy (DAA) in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.