Started in 2020, Silverwing Aviation is the newest flight school in the Lower Mainland, providing Greater Vancouver, B.C. with the easiest and best way to become a pilot. Our fleet of aircraft are specifically keyed to making training as seamless as possible. Having a small staff allows us to give you the individual attention you need to train efficiently and in a comfortable environment. We saw a need in the market to provide reliable and well maintained aircraft while offering a straightforward fee structure with no hidden costs. We also saw how many flight schools would have students train with upwards of half a dozen different instructors, offering no cohesive structure in their training. This would result in students having to repeat various maneuvers and exercises simply to refresh each new instructor on the student's current progress in their training. We also saw a need for more cohesive, clearer, and easier to understand training.
Brad started flying gliders in 1998 and has since obtained his Commercial Pilot License, Float Rating, and Night Rating and has had a short stint as a bush pilot flying floatplanes in Northern Ontario in 2020 before the pandemic shutdown. Brad has been an Ultra-Light instructor since 2018 and has over 600 hours combined in certified and ultralight aircraft, including over 1000 takeoffs and landings on float and land configured aircraft! In his ongoing efforts to provide the best training to students, Brad is currently working towards his Class IV instructor rating; allowing him to continue on with students wishing to upgrade to through their RPP, PPL, and CPL ratings and endorsements.
Nearly everything you think you know about ultra-lights is probably wrong! They can fly nearly anywhere you like, whenever you like; with almost none of the restrictions you presumed. Many have better performance and are just as safe, or safer than certified aircraft! There are so many things ultra-lights can do that you never thought possible.
Safety: SPOT Trackers are an EXCELLENT means by which to follow an aircraft. Silverwing Aviation uses SPOT Trackers to keep track of loved ones. Click the links below to find more information on our SPOT Tracker SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and what to do if you receive an alert. Or, if you would like to see where we've been recently click on "Follow Us"!