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International pilot training lands at Red Deer Airport

March 19, 2012, Red Deer, Alta. - Skywings Aviation welcomes ten new flight students from China. The students are in Red Deer to commence flight training which officially kicks off on March 15, 2012 and will take approximately one year from start to finish.


March 19, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

“I am pleased to have been chosen to conduct this pilot training program with China Flying Dragon Aviation,” says Dennis Cooper, CEO, Skywings Aviation. “The students will return to China with a full commercial license and multi-engine instrument rating and be ready to work in the commercial aviation industry for the China Flying Dragon Aviation,” adds Cooper.

This pilot training program if successful will lead to potentially 200 more students coming through the area as part of China Flying Dragons Aviation ongoing training. With an insatiable market for trained pilots in China, Skywings will play a small part in filling this need.

“We are excited to have these students spend time with us here at the Red Deer Airport over the next year, says RJ Steenstra, CEO Red Deer Airport. With ten young pilots learning to fly and more to come the activity for the airport is certainly welcome. The students are important guests to the Red Deer area and we look forward having them,” added Steenstra.