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This section of the website is to inform potential Canadian students of GFT and services available to aide with your application process. GFT prides itself on the service it offers it’s students and it begins right here. Please take the time to review the application process and if at any time you have any questions please call 1-877-438-2359 and a GFT representative will gladly assist you.
To apply for courses at GFT Aerospace College, click here to complete the on-line application, and then submit a $50.00 application fee (Canadian students only). GFT will accept cheque, money order, VISA, Mastercard, and debit card. You may also contact GFT to request an application form to be completed and returned to GFT with the application fee. Applications must be accompanied by a copy of your high school transcript, and/or a resume.
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. The most common sources of funding your flight training include:
- Parental Contributions
- Student Loans (Apply Online)
- Student Line of Credit
- Bank Loans
- Student Aid
- Federal / Provincial Sponsorship
- Scholarships and Bursaries
GFT introduced a $2000 “ Wings of Integrity” Scholarship in 2003 to be awarded during each September enrollment.
The Town of Gander offers several choices for accommodations, ranging from apartment buildings and basement apartment, boarding houses and rental properties. Visit the Gander Beacon for available accommodations in the Gander Area. The Director of Marketing and Student Services will assist students in locating accommodations while they complete their flight training.
An aviation medical should be completed before commencing any flight training program. Any delays in completing the medical may result in program interruptions as the medical is required before students can fly solo.
The Recreational Pilot Permit requires a category 4 aviation medical or higher. This medical is completed by bringing a medical declaration form to your family doctor. If you are under the age of forty, this medical is valid for five years.
The Private Pilot Licence ( Aeroplane and Helicopter ) requires a category 3 aviation medical or higher. This medical must be conducted by a Transport Canada approved aviation physician. If you are under the age of forty, this medical is valid for five years.
The Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane and Helicopter) requires a category 1 aviation medical. This medical must be conducted by a Transport Canada approved aviation physician. If you are under the age of forty, this medical is valid for 1 year.
Click here to locate a Transport Canada approved Physician in your area.
For more information, please contact Gord Butt, Manager of Flight Training at firstname.lastname@example.org