Hangar exhibits open 9:00am to 4:00pm
PORTER AIRLINES (Q400)
Our title sponsor is bringing a Bombardier DHC-8 Q400 turboprop aircraft flown by an all-female crew. Visitors will be able to walk through the aircraft and take a quick look into the cockpit.
There will be many pilots from Porter Airlines and you can have your photo taken with them at the photo wall, as well as ask questions about choosing a career as a pilot.
Durham Flight Centre is a Transport Canada approved flight school, and is one of the hosts of the event. They will have a booth staffed with flight instructors and students who will discuss flight training options. They also offer sight-seeing flights.
The Ninety-Nines is an international association of female pilots, with 5000 members worldwide in 35 countries. They were formed in 1929, electing Amelia Earhart as their first president. The First Canadian Chapter is the organizer of the Girls Take Flight event. There will be many female pilots in attendance who can answer your questions about opportunities to learn to fly.
Enterprise Airlines owns the hangars where Girls Take Flight takes place each year. They are an FBO (fixed-base-operator) that provides refueling and other services to aircraft. They are an Approved Maintenance Organization which allows them to maintain and repair aircraft. They operate a charter service, that includes resupply flights to Antarctica.
Seneca College offers aviation programs that offer flight training including a degree, as well as certificates or diplomas covering flight operations, aviation safety and aviation operations. Seneca will have representatives to discuss their curriculum, and are providing two aircraft and four pilots to participate in our discovery flights.
Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. They design, manufacture and repair landing gear.
Safran Landing Systems supports more than 25,000 aircraft making over 40,000 landings every day. The company employs 7,000 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia.
Air Canada is the largest Canadian airline and was founded in 1937. A number of Air Canada pilots will be at event to answer your questions about a career as a commercial pilot.
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (Griffon Helicopter)
The Canadian Armed Forces are bringing a Bell CH-146 Griffon helicopter used for Search and Rescue. It will be flown by a female captain and a female flight engineer. The Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre also has a booth at the event, where you can ask about obtaining a degree and a pilot's license through the military.
CIVIL AIR SEARCH AND RESCUE ASSOCIATION (Cessna 182)
CASARA will be displaying their Cessna 182 which is used to assist the Armed Forces during a search. They also have a booth, where you can discuss their role in searches in more detail.
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS (Glider)
The Air Cadet program is offered to Canadians aged 12 to 18. Inside the hangar, they are displaying a Schweizer SGS 2-33A Glider, which is used at Mountain View to train Air Cadets to fly. The 2 VandenBos Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is out in force at the event. They have a booth at the event to discuss the opportunities to join the Air Cadets and what that entails. They offer a BBQ if you are hungry and many of the Air Cadets are volunteers at the event.
Centennial College offers a number of non-flying aviation and aerospace post-secondary programs. At their booth at the event, you can discuss the aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance, aircraft maintenance and management and avionics maintenance and management programs. There is a significant shortage of qualified people in these fields, so these are excellent career choices.
Georgian College in Barrie offers a diploma and a master's degree program in aviation management. There are many opportunities for a career in aviation that does not involve flying airplanes.
Sault College offers an integrated commercial flight training diploma program for Canadians. Discuss how you might start your career here.
NAV CANADA (Talk Like A Pilot, Meet My Airport)
Nav Canada is the corporation that provides air traffic control and navigation services in Canada. Talk to an air traffic controller about their excellent career opportunities.
At their booth are two activities for youngsters:
Talk Like A Pilot - learn about how to spell your name in the phonetic alphabet
Meet My Airport - learn how aircraft approach an airport to land.
Transport Canada regulates aviation in Canada. You can ask questions about the regulations regarding flying unmanned aircraft systems (drones) and the dangers of aiming lasers at aircraft.
Sunwing is North America's largest integrated travel company. This includes a large charter airline component. At the event, you will be able to talk with a Sunwing pilot about their career and how you can start yours.
RECREATIONAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (Rib Building)
The RAA is an aviation organization that supports pilots and amateur aircraft builders in Canada. They provide an excellent activity for youngsters - build a wooden wing rib. This activity requires approximately 20 minutes and participants will take home the wing rib that they built. This demonstrates just one of the many methods of personally constructing an aircraft.
The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association was founded in 1952 to speak as the unified voice for general aviation in Canada.
Total Aviation & Airport Solutions is the company that manages the Oshawa Executive Airport. You can ask questions about the advantages the airport brings to the Durham Region at their booth at the event.
Air Georgian is a regional airline that is a partner of Air Canada. You can discuss starting your pilot career with their pilots.
Jazz is Air Canada's largest regional partner. You can discuss career options with their pilots at their booth.
Air Canada Rouge is a subsidiary of Air Canada and will have a separate booth at the event. They will have pilots available to answer questions about starting your career with them.
Canada's second largest airline was founded in 1996. Meet their pilots to discuss your future career as an airline pilot.
iFLY offers an indoor vertical wind tunnel to simulate descending on a parachute. It can be used to training for sky diving and for fun.
SkyPapi offers remote sensing, geomatics and aerial photography using unmanned aircraft systems. They will have the Spreading Wings S900 and SenseFly eBee drones on display.
In addition to manufacturing sophisticated flight simulators, CAE has over 50 training locations around the world, providing training to aviation professionals, airlines and large fleet operators. Training includes pilot, cabin crew, maintenance, charter and management.
The Ontario Airospace Council is an organization of Ontario aerospace companies. Their purpose is to enhance recognition of Ontario’s capabilities as a leader in global aerospace markets and work together to build greater expertise to assure continued growth and prosperity.
Canadian Wings Of Rescue is an organization that assists not-for-profit animal welfare organizations with transportation for abused, abandoned and injured animals.
The Northern Lights Aero Foundation's cause is to attract young women to enter careers in any sector of aviation and aerospace, by recognizing and celebrating the achievements of accomplished women, and promoting the vast career opportunities in these fields.
Elevate Aviation was founded in 2015 to promote gender balance in the aviation industry by connecting women with a network of support and encouraging those who dream of a career in aviation to do so.
Gilrs Inc. is an organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold.
Canadian Aviation Pride is an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion in aviation. Their goal is to unite, celebrate and promote diversity in the industry for which they share a passion, and they try to provide support, resources, advocacy, networking, and development for anyone interested in being a part of their group.
Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.
Women in Aerospace Canada is dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and professional development as well as increasing their visibility in the aerospace community.
The Air Race Classic is the epicenter of women's air racing.
Known in her hometown of Haliburton as an actor and singer, Kate Campbell is also a writer and producer. She is creating a series about women pilots during the Second World War. You can view the trailer to "Boundless" at the event and talk to Kate about the Women Air Service Pilots.
Author Elizabeth Muir tells the story of individual women in Canadian aviation to motivate and inspire a new generation with the fact that women really can fly. Her first picture book has recently been published – Air-Crazy, Fascinating Stories of Canadian Women in the Air.
Oshawa Public Libraries will be demonstrating a 3D printer and will provide information on aviation and aerospace materials available from the library.
Oshawa Fire Services will have a fire truck in the outdoor exhibit area. Fire fighters will be on hand to discuss how you can keep safe.