University Diploma Program

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BCIT is on for Canada’s largest aviation training schools. Together with Chinook Helicopters, BCIT offers a unique training opportunity for men and women who wish to become commercial rotary-wing pilots.

Chinook Helicopters

Since 1982, Chinook Helicopters has provided basic and specialized advanced flight and ground training to a local, national, and global community. It is Canada’s largest and most respected ab initio commercial helicopter flight school. In addition to training Canadian pilots, Chinook Helicopters has substantial experience training students from European, Asian, and Australasian countries. Chinook Helicopters is located in a large modern facility at the Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

The Program

The program is 57 weeks in duration and is offered over three terms of study. It is delivered at the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus near Vancouver International airport ( YVR), and Chinook Helicopters at the Abbotsford International airport. This program is one of the fastest ways in Canada to qualify for a commercial rotary-wing pilot licence while attaining a post-secondary diploma. The program follows training standards prescribed by both Transport Canada and the aviation industry.