Producing professional pilots since 1992

Company Profile

GFT Aerospace Technologies has evolved from humble beginnings since its incorporation as Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. (EVAS) in 1992. It all started when President/CEO, Patrick White purchased a single engine Cessna 150 and began flight training at a small airstrip near the Town of Botwood, located in the Exploits Valley region of the scenic Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. To facilitate growth, EVAS relocated to the renowned aviation Town of Gander in 1993 where it completed its first Air Cadet Flying Scholarship Program sponsored by the Canadian Department of National Defense. EVAS operated from both locations for a short period of time. However, it soon became evident that the volume of activity was in Gander and a permanent move was made. Additional aircraft and personnel were acquired and public reference to the business as “Gander Flight Training” (GFT) became so predominant and comfortable that it seemed to stick.


Today, GFT is well known as one of the top flight schools in Canada providing a full range of Professional Flight Training Programs in fixed-wing aircraft. Plans are now progressing to incorporate an international training component. Additionally, certifications and approvals have been obtained and the training has been expanded to include other aerospace applications such as Advanced Bonding and Composite Technician and various airline and aviation safety training programs.

You will find the team attitude at GFT Aerospace Technologies to be extremely positive. We believe much of our success is attributed to our �can do� attitude and when common minds and energies combine, anything is achievable.

We welcome you to GFT Aerospace Technologies. As you view our website, please feel free to contact us with questions or feedback. We look forward to hearing from you.



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