Penticton Regional Airport, British Columbia
Integrated Commercial Course (ICC)
The 10 month Integrated Commercial Course (ICC) is designed for aspiring commercial pilots. The ICC program integrates flight training with extensive ground training and ongoing exposure to commercial flight operations. Best of all, NO prior flying experience is required. This Ab Initio Flight Training includes Private Pilot License.
Students graduating from Southern Skies Aviation ICC program will earn a minimum of 150 hours of flight time. This will include a minimum of 80 hours dual instruction, and a minimum of 70 hours as Pilot in Command (PIC).
Includes Basic Aerobatics Training
ICC students will receive advanced training in complex aircraft types including multi-engine (Twin) operations. Students will also receive training to become proficient with night operations, mountain flying and emergency manoeuvre training. In addition, students will receive advanced instrument training and basic aerobatics training.
ICC training includes the following licenses, ratings, endorsements and additional flight training:
- Private Pilot License (PPL)
- Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
- Night Rating
- Multi-Engine Rating
- Tail-Dragger Training
- Instrument Training
- Emergency Manoeuvre Training
- Underwater Egress
- Mountain Performance Courses
- VFR-OTT (Visual Flight Rules – Over The Top)
- Basic Aerobatics
300 Hours of Ground School
Southern Skies ICC program offers a minimum of 300 hours of ground instruction. Successful Graduates of the Integrated Commercial Course will be confident in their professional flying skills and have an in-depth understanding of the aviation profession. Graduating pilots will have the experience, skills and confidence needed for employment in the aviation field.
Southern Skies Fleet
The Southern Skies Aviation Fleet aircraft provide an excellent progression for aspiring commercial pilots. The fleet includes training aircraft for all types of flight training needs. Student pilots initially rely on the trusted Cessna 172 type aircraft that is ideal for early training. As training advances, other aircraft are available to challenge the progressing pilot with more advanced flight operations including the multi-engine, light twin Piper Aztec PA-23 aircraft.
Southern Skies Aviation works hard to maintain their fleet of aircraft to the highest standards of safety, and the aircraft are inspected regularly by fully licensed aviation engineers.
The single engine Cessna C-172 is a popular training aircraft. It’s a tri-gear, high-wing airplane with excellent flight characteristics for flight training.
This four place airplane is very comfortable, and ideal for both short and long cross-country flights once the student pilot has achieved their private pilot license. The C-172 is used by student pilots training towards their Recreational, Private, and Commercial Pilot Licenses. The Cessna 172 is also used for flight training for the Group 3 Instrument Rating.
The C-172 has an excellent safety record, and it is widely used as a flight training aircraft throughout North America. It has excellent landing capabilities, and it can also be used to safely access non-paved runways including shorter gravel strips, grass strips and other unprepared surfaces.
Citabria Bellanca 7GCBC
The Southern Skies Aviation Fleet includes the Citabria Bellanca 7GCBC airplane. This fun aircraft is a tail-dragger, and used for pilots to develop their tail-dragger flying skills. In addition to tail-dragger training and checkouts, the Citabria Bellanca is also used for specialized aerobatic training.
Southern Skies Citabria Bellanea was recently updated and it now has a new green-house roof, new interior and beautiful new detailing. The green-house roof makes for great visibility, and this is an incredibly fun and enjoyable airplane to fly!
Southern Skies Aviation uses the Piper Aztec PA-23 for both Multi-Engine and Instrument flight training. Student Pilots will enjoy their advanced flight training in the Piper Aztec.
The 250 model (PA-23-250) is an upgraded version of the Piper utilizing the 250 hp (186 kW) Lycoming O-540 engines. In addition, the PA-23-250 has a swept vertical tail and the airplane was produced as the Piper Aztec PA-23-250.
The Southern Skies Aviation Fleet also includes a Cessna 205 CGRKK aircraft and an Elite Cirrus II Flight Simulator. The Elite Cirrus II Flight Simulator is certified for both single and multi-engine IFR training. Flight Training on the simulator provides pilots with an ideal training environment. They may learn and practice the skills needed for dealing with emergency scenarios and the complexities of instrument flight flying.
Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. started in 2002, and was granted accreditation status in September 2006 by the Private Career Training Institution Agency (PCTIA). All levels of flight training are provided from casual, recreational, up to and including Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). Southern Skies Aviation Flight Instructors have thousands of hours of coastal, arctic and mountain flight experience to share with student pilots.
Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. mantra is “In Pursuit of Excellence”.
Southern Skies Aviation works hard to provide first class instruction in all aviation disciplines. The graduating students are trained to flight standards that exceed all Transport Canada requirements. Southern Skies’ flight training programs reflect high standards and include advanced methodologies and systems to well equip student pilots with the skills, training, knowledge and attitude to safely and professionally conduct aircraft operations.
Fam Flights include a tour of the Southern Skies facility, and both a pre-flight and post-flight briefing. Your introduction to aviation will include familiarization with the aircraft including a thorough walk-around or pre-flight inspection. Your instructor will explain the different parts of the aircraft, and prepare you for your first flight.
You may bring up to 2 passengers, and experience the fun and excitement of flying. The beautiful mountain terrain will make for spectacular views and incredible flying.
Southern Skies Aviation Career College
Penticton Regional Airport
3680 Airport Road
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Telephone: (250) 492-0074
Fax: (250) 493-7733
CFI: Michelle Tuckwood
Learn To Fly at Southern Skies Aviation Career College in Penticton, BC.