Harv’s Air Pilot Training
Flight Training School
Harv’s Air Service is a family owned and operated air service and Flight Training School with two locations in the Winnipeg, Manitoba area. Flight Training locations in both Steinbach and St. Andrews.
Harv’s Air has experienced management and has been family owned since 1972. They provide Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs in conjunction with Red River College and Providence College. Harv’s Air Service is also an Air Taxi and complete aircraft Maintenance service.
Harv’s Air has trained thousands of student pilots since it began flight training in 1972. They offer the best in flight training, in a safe and enjoyable environment. Flight Training at Harv’s Air includes accelerated and very comprehensive courses for all pilot licences and pilot permits. International students are welcome, and accommodations are available for 40 student pilots at the flight school located on the airport.
Flight Training is provided for all permits, licences, endorsements, ratings and types including:
- Recreational Permit
- Private Pilot License (PPL)
- Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
- Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)
- Bush flying
- Float and Ski flying
- Garmin 1000/450/530
- Online Ground School Courses
Harv’s Air has an enrolment of 250 students a year operating with a large fleet of over 30 airplanes. Student Pilot training is provided by 21 full-time flight instructors with combined 35,000 hours flight training experience. Instructors have experience with tail-draggers, aerobatics, floats, corporate aviation, and air taxi flight. There are also 3 flight test examiners, 4 office/admin staff and 4 aircraft engineers. Harv’s Air Flight Instructors are all fully qualified and dedicated to making your pilot training experience as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. The Designated Flight Test Examiner (DFTE) on staff at Harv’s Air will ensure the highest standard of flight training.
Fleet of Training Aircraft
Harv’s Air Service operates a fleet of thirty training aircraft. Their advanced fleet of airplanes includes:
- 17 Cessna 152′s
- 7 Cessna 172′s
- 2 Citabrias
- 1 Piper Warrior
- 1 Piper Navajo
- 1 DA40
- 1 Pitts S2B
- 1 Seneca
- 1 Beechcraft Travel Air
- Piper Navajo
This is one of the younger fleets in the flight training industry, and the different types of aircraft provide variety for your advanced flight training possibilities. The entire aircraft fleet is maintained to the highest standards by Harv’s Air on-staff Aircraft Engineers. All airplanes are well maintained, with excellent paint, interiors, intercomms, and avionics including GPS.
Harv’s Air has advanced Flight Simulator Training to reduce flight training costs, and help student pilots quickly become proficient. The use of a Flight Simulator will help pilots achieve their goals faster, easier, and with less expense.
Harv’s Air has both the traditional Flight Training Simulator using a stationary (non-motion) configuration, and also the new full-motion flight simulator to make the experience as real and exciting as possible. Either way, pilot training in a flight simulator helps your instructor to set-up very specific flying scenarios for ideal learning.
Flight Simulator time will complement your aircraft time, allowing you to learn faster and more efficiently.
Redbird FMX (Full Motion) Flight Simulator
The newest addition to the Harvs’ Air Flight Training equipment is a Full Motion Flight Simulator. The Redbird FMX Flight Simulator is a high-quality, feature-rich, full-motion simulator. The Redbird FMX is an AATD (Advanced Aviation Training Device) simulator designed and priced for real-world flight training operations. The FMX includes wrap-around visuals in a fully enclosed cockpit. The unique design of the motion platform enables the Redbird FMX to deliver a level of realism that is simply unavailable in other training devices on the market. Your Flight Training at Harv’s Air Service will be greatly enhanced by the availability of this new FMX Flight Simulator!
Your discovery flight is your first lesson of your flight training as you begin your journey towards your Recreational or Private Pilot Licence. The discovery flight allows you to experience the feel and excitement of flying an airplane. You will meet the knowledgeable and friendly Harv’s Air staff and enjoy a complete tour of the flight school. Your discovery flight will include an educational and important pre-flight check of the aircraft as you and your instructor complete a safety walk around of the aircraft together. You will then get to fly an airplane! You will be seated in the pilot’s seat, and you will perform the pre-flight checklist, and start-up procedures with the help of your instructor. You will then be shown how to taxi the aircraft as you manoeuvre the aircraft to the runway. Once in the air, you will do most of the flying. Your flight instructor will show you how to manoeuvre the aircraft including turns, climbing, descending and different speeds of flight. You will then return to the airport circuit, and you and your flight instructor will land the aircraft.
Your 1 hour Discovery Flight is divided into three parts:
- Pre-Flight Briefing
- 30 Minute Flight experience with a qualified instructor
- Post-Flight Briefing
Courses and Programs at Harv’s Air Flight Training
Harv’s Air has a wide range of Government Transport Canada approved Pilot Training courses and programs. Flight Training is designed to make you marketable in today’s aviation job market. Ground school is available in a classroom setting, one-to-one, and online. Piloting courses can start at any time, and accelerated flight training is also available. Canada is well recognized for having one of the highest standards in the world for flight training. Your flight training will include spins (dual and solo), advanced stalls, and also emergency
manoeuvre training to help you develop your piloting skills.
Harv’s Air has Two Locations near Winnipeg, Manitoba
Steinbach South Airport
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
The Steinbach location is approximately 30 minutes from Winnipeg, at the South Airport. The airport is owned and operated by the school. There are no landing fees or terminal fees, and preference is given to flight training operations to avoid delays around the airport.
- Privately owned and operated.
- No delays. (Priority is Flight Training Operations)
- State of the art GPS approach
- Two runways. (Ideal for crosswind training)
- 3000′ Runway
- Uncontrolled Airport (no control tower)
- Practice area is all around the airport
- Aerobatic box (airspace) above the airport
- Short Taxi way
- Heated Hangars
- Grass and Pavement Strips
CFI: Harv Penner
St. Andrews (Winnipeg)
St. Andrews Airport
601 Club Road, Unit 100
St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada
St. Andrews Operation:
- Controlled Airport
- 10,000 square foot office/school area
- 3 Runways
- Heated Hangers (no engine or wing covers)
CFI: Harv Penner