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YVR Airport 2019

YVR Airport

Our line of accelerated test prep seminars offer an excellent opportunity to prepare for Transport Canada written aviation exams on a fast track basis and to provide a comprehensive final review of mandatory subjects before writing the appropriate aviation examination. We are pleased to offer the following accelerated exam prep seminars from our training centre at YVR Vancouver International Airport to assist pilots/flight crew, flight dispatchers, AME's and PRM's towards achieving their goal of mastering their Transport Canada written examination.

Available Seminars

Private Pilot Seminar
Commercial Pilot - Aeroplane Seminar
Instrument Rating Seminar
Airline Transport and IATRA Seminar
Commercial Pilot - Helicopter Seminar
Helicopter ATPL Seminar
Flight Dispatcher Seminar
AME/PRM Regulatory Requirements Seminar

General Information - YVR Airport Seminars

SEMINAR LOCATION. Our seminars are conducted at our training centre conveniently located near the main terminal of YVR International Airport (across the street from the "Sea Island Centre" station on the Skytrain Canada Line) at Unit 130 - 5980 Miller Road, YVR International Airport. We do not currently offer our seminars at other locations in Canada.

REGISTRATION. Advance registration is required for all seminars: we do not accept registrations on the actual commencement date of a scheduled seminar. Seating is limited to 8 students (we keep our class size small to ensure optimal training - we recommend early registration to reserve a space and to allow time for your training manuals to reach you and for further time to advance study). If a seminar is full, we will not process your registration and we will contact you to confirm whether you wish to register for an alternate date.

BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. For each seminar, the required, mandatory texts are the applicable Culhane course manual and supplemental written test book, most current editions. These texts are extra and are not included in the basic seminar fee (discounted pricing for seminars is offered where Culhane texts are purchased with seminar registration). Supplies (e.g. flight computer, protractors etc.) are extra. Advanced reading of course texts is highly recommended. No other secondary books or references are mandatory for the purposes of attending our seminars. Students should bring lined note paper, pens/pencils/highlighters etc. For all seminars other than AME, a flight computer is required (E6B, CR or electronic flight computer as per student preference).

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. PPL and CPL students will need a letter of recommendation from their primary flying instructor/FTU to sit Transport Canada PPL or CPL exam (no recommendation is necessary to sit other exams).

SEMINAR PRE-REQUISITES. Other than for our Flight Dispatcher course (see below) we do not have any mandatory course pre-requisites other than holding the relevant next lower licence to the one sought (e.g. an applicant for the ATPL must hold a CPL etc.). As a general guideline we suggest 15 - 20 hours advance study with our Culhane training manuals prior to our seminar.

SEMINAR PRE-REQUISITES FOR FLIGHT DISPATCHER CANDIDATES. Course Prequisites: Extensive advance study with our texts Flight Dispatcher Generic Training Course and Flight Dispatcher Written Test Book is highly recommended for all candidates. Those not having existing aviation experience (e.g. pilot, weather forecaster, FSS specialist, ATC controller, navigator etc.) should complete 100 - 150 hours self study using our FD texts before seminar commencement. It is also advisable for persons having no experience in aviation to complete our Flight Dispatcher Online Ground School before registering for this seminar.

FAA TO TCCA CONVERSION CANDIDATES. Those preparing for conversion from USA FAA Airman Certificates to equivalent Canadian licence examinations (FAAAA, FAAIA, FAACA, FAAPA) need only attend the Canadian Air Law portion of our seminars held on the first day of each seminar. Basic seminar fee will be 1/2 of the normal seminar fee, plus texts and tax. Please contact us in advance via email or telephone to register.

SEMINAR DATES. Click here for a list of upcoming seminar dates.

STUDENT POSTPONEMENTS, CANCELLATIONS. Students having registered for an upcoming seminar are welcome to postpone their registration for any future alternate scheduled upcoming seminar date, space permitting, without penalty, provided that we are given at least 24 hours advance notice before the original seminar commences.

HOTELS AND ACCOMODATIONS. There are several YVR Airport area hotels and accomodations at budget, moderate and luxury price ranges that are all within 1 - 3 KM of our seminar facility and that all offer a free airport to hotel shuttle service. Many other accomodations can be located along the Canada Line including downtown Vancouver.

LUNCH BREAK - FREE SKY TRAIN TO MAIN TERMINAL. Since we are located just across from the Canada Line at the Sea Island Centre station, we suggest that students simply use the sky train to go to the YVR airport main terminal for a multitude of restaurants during the lunch break - the Canada Line is free between Sea Island Centre and the main terminal.

CUSTOMER PARKING. We provide free customer parking fronting our training centre.

TRANSPORT CANADA TESTING CENTRE - YVR AIRPORT. Students completing our training can write their TC writtens at the nearby Transport Canada Testing Centre - Richmond (only a few blocks away from our training centre) at 400 - 3600 Lysander Lane (beside the Pacific Gateway Hotel) telephone 604-666-8777. Note: The Transport Canada TCC requires that an advance appointment be made for a given TC written exam, and is open for testing during office hours M - F.

REVENUE CANADA TUITION FEE RECEIPTS, COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATES. The training services that we provide are strictly for written test prep only. Under Canadian tax law, fees spent for exam prep seminars are not eligible for tuition fee tax deductions and as such we cannot issue tuition fee tax receipts. As well, we are NOT a certified flying school, so attendance at our exam prep seminars will not count as "ground school" towards Transport Canada private or commercial pilot attendance requirements. Our exam prep seminars should be considered as exam prep tutoring services only. The only documentation we will issue is a sales invoice/receipt of payment: no tax slips, course certifications etc. will be issued.

Please feel free to contact us via telephone at 604-279-0179 or email if we can provide you with further information or answer any questions you may have.

Our prices are in $CDN. Training texts are not included in basic seminar fee. Supplies and taxes are extra. Shipping charges do not apply for seminar registrations where no products are physically shipped (shipping charges DO apply if texts or other products are ordered in addition to seminar registration): please select the "shipping charges N/A" option as applicable when you are prompted to select a shipping method.


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