The Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) is deeply rooted in Waterloo Region and was founded in 1932 at Lexington field in North Waterloo. It began as a flying centre, but continued to grow and became a driving force behind the formation of the Waterloo Airport (now the Region of Waterloo International Airport) in 1950. They are one of the largest professional flight schools in Canada.
Today WWFC offers training to individuals seeking a career in aviation and is partnered with two post-secondary institutions – Conestoga College and the University of Waterloo. The program consists of building hours, gaining experience, developing skills, and upgrading the licence. In addition, WWFC trains over 50 private pilots each year.
WWFC is a not-for-profit corporation that aims to support community members who wish to pursue their aviation goals by providing high quality resources and a safe learning environment.
Do you have a recreational pilot permit, private pilot licence, or commercial licence? Become a member of the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre and their Fun Flyer group. Connect with other pilots, share flying stories, and build friendships.
The WWFC Aircraft Maintenance program ensures that all of their aircraft perform safely. All maintenance is completed in their 8,000 square foot hangar at the Region of Waterloo International Airport. They also offer their services to private aircraft owners.
WWFC offers a three-day unmanned aerial vehicle/drone pilot training to ensure the safe operation of UAVs and drones in Canadian airspace under Transport Canada’s Exemptions, or under a Special Flight Operations Certificate.
For more information on the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, and the courses they offer, visit their website.