Brampton Flight Centre and Sheridan College
The Brampton Flight Centre (BFC) and Sheridan College Partnership Program is designed to provide Ab Initio (From First Principles) Flight Training in conjunction with a Global Bachelor’s Degree.
Brampton Flight Centre
The Brampton Flight Centre (BFC), located just north of Brampton, in Caledon, Ontario, is one of Canada’s top aviation schools. BFC, a world class flight training facility, is approved as a Private Career College by the Ontario Ministry of Training. BFC is internationally respected, and thousands of pilots have been trained at the Brampton Flying Club. BFC has trained thousands of qualified pilots since its inception in 1946. They’re a Transport Canada approved Flight Training School and also a member of the Airport Transport Association of Canada (ATAC).
Sheridan College, Davis Campus, Brampton, Ontario, has partnered with the Brampton Flight Centre to provide a four year Global Business Management Degree coupled with the BFC Professional Commercial Pilot Program. Sheridan College is well recognized for its Business Programs, and Sheridan’s Global Business Management Bachelor of Applied Business Degree is a great foundation for a Global career.
Global Aviation Careers
The Sheridan/BFC Program will produce highly trained Commercial Pilots with a solid background in Global Business Management. Successful graduates will be well prepared for the increasingly Global environment of Airline Pilots and Aviation professionals. The recognized degree foundation paired with the advanced Pilot Training will help prepare the candidates for “Right Seat” opportunities with Airlines in Canada and well beyond.
Video: Sheridan College and Brampton Flight Centre Partnership Program
Dr. Jeff Zabudsky and Allan Paige sign the Sheridan/BFC Partnership Agreement
Flight Training Curriculum
Students in the Sheridan/BFC degree program will receive advanced flight training including ground school, flight simulator training and a minimum of 200 hours of cockpit experience. The graduating student will earn their Business Degree in addition to many pilot licences and ratings:
- Private Pilot Licence (Ab Initio Training)
- Commercial Pilot Licence
- Night Rating
- Multi Engine Rating (i.e. Twin engine)
- Group One Instrument Rating
- Multi Crew Training
- Advanced Airline Training
- Frozen ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Licence) Exams
- Integrated Flight Training
Download the Brochure
Students interested in the Sheridan/BFC Global Business Management Degree with Aviation Program should Download the PBGBM Brochure and watch the BFC/Sheridan Partnership Announcement Video.
Course Title: Bachelor of Applied Business (Global Business Management)
- Combined Business Degree and Aviation Program
- Sheridan Course Code: PBGBM
- Four Years
- Bachelor’s Degree
- September and January Starts
- Location: Davis Campus (Sheridan Brampton) and Brampton Flight Centre
- Video: BFC & Sheridan Partnership Announcement
The new pilot program is ideal for aspiring pilots. Sheridan College and Brampton Flight Centre will work together to provide students with a solid business education and Bachelor’s Degree coupled with extensive flight training. The program is expected to produce highly trained pilots with a deep knowledge base to prepare them to immediately work in the industry.
According to Rob Carney, Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) at BFC, graduates will be well prepared for ”Right Seat” (Co-Pilot) jobs with airlines. This is great news for the aviation industry, as a shortage of pilots is expected to create a significant demand for well trained, knowledgeable pilots in the very near future.
The agreement was signed at the Brampton Flight Centre on January 25, 2012, and the event was well attended by aviation executives and industry specialists. Watch BFC/Sheridan Partnership Announcement Video, and download the BFC/Sheridan Presentation Notes.
Looming Demand for Pilots
The BFC/Sheridan Program was initiated by Rob Carney (CFI @ BFC) in response to reports of a looming pilot shortage in the Global Aviation Industry. The Airlines are now looking for highly trained pilots with degree accreditation. This new program will help produce qualified pilots for the expanding pilot demand expected over the next two decades.
A recent report by Boeing predicts there will be a tremendous demand for pilots in the very near future. Boeing estimates that in Canada and the United States, there is a looming demand for nearly 100,000 new commercial pilots. Boeing predicts the global demand will exceed 460,000 commercial pilots. According to Chris Pulley, Airline Check Pilot, there will be a doubling of the global airline fleet in the next 18 years. Industry experts anticipate there will be a demand of over 1,000 pilots per month to fly airplanes that have not even been built yet!
The Aviation Industry will be looking for qualified pilots and the hiring shift among commercial airlines will be to hire candidates with degree accreditation. Graduates from the Sheridan/BFC Collaborative Program will be well positioned with their degree foundation and advanced flight training.
“Sheridan’s Bachelor of Applied Business (Global Business Management) Degree, combined with the world-class flight training the Brampton Flight Centre provides will make graduates from the program highly attractive to airlines”, said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO, Sheridan College.
Commercial Pilots are becoming increasingly more Global with their work and careers, and a degree in Global Business Management is a great foundation for graduating pilots.
Students interested in the program should contact Sheridan College or BFC.
Brampton Flight Centre
The Brampton Flying Club
13691 McLaughlin Road
Caledon, Ontario, Canada
- Closest intersection is King Street and McLaughlin Road
- Just North of Mayfield Road and West of Hwy 10
Telephone: (905) 838-1400
Toronto Line: (416) 798-7928
Toll-Free: (800) 387-2534
Fax: (905) 838-1405
CFI: Rob Carney