Hangar exhibits are open 10:00am to 3:00pm
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 Aviation Group 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.
Porter Airlines 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 and flight attendants from Porter Airlines and you can have your photo taken with them at the photo wall, as well as ask questions about choosing an aviation career.
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.
Captain Judy Cameron was the first female pilot hired by Air Canada, in April 1978. She retired after 40 years, flying 23,000 hours. On her retirement, Air Canada announced the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship in collaboration with the Northern Lights Aero Foundation. Read more here.
Jazz is Air Canada's largest regional partner. You can discuss career options with their pilots at their booth. Jazz is bringing a Bombardier CRJ200 jet airliner to display at the show. Perhaps flying one of these is in your future?
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. Discuss your future in aviation and aerospace engineering with them.
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 Canadian Armed Forces has always been a large supporter of our event. The Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre has a booth at the event, where you can ask about obtaining a degree and a pilot's license through the military.
CASARA has many trained volunteer searches and some aircraft which are used to assist the Armed Forces during a search for a downed aircraft. They have a booth, where you can discuss their role in searches in more detail.
The Air Cadet program is offered to Canadians aged 12 to 18. 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.
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 available to discuss their curriculum.
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.
Learn aerospace engineering at a world-renowned faculty, using subsonic wind tunnels, propulsion labs and structural testing facilities. Graduate with the knowledge you need to design the latest vehicles to carry us across water, land, sky or space.
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.
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.
As a vital part of the health system in Ontario, Ornge provides high quality air ambulance service and medical transportation to people who are ill or injured. Ornge has the largest air ambulance fleet in Canada and perform appoximately 20,000 patient-related transports per year. Ornge plans to display one of their AgustaWestland AW-139 helicopters.
Hope Air is a non-profit organization that supports families that live far from the vital medical care they need by providing them transportation by airline or private aircraft.
One of the ways they raise funds is the Give Hope Wings Canada Coast To Coast Expedition, where private pilots fly their aircraft across Canada. They plan to raise $1,000,000 this year, which will provide 2,850 flights for patients. Click here for details.
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.
Above and Beyond Aviation Services offers Aircraft Management, Charter, Cargo, Drone, Aircraft Consulting and Ferrying services. They offer individualized, personal service.
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.
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 is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 to provide a platform for women and underrepresented groups to thrive and succeed through careers in aviation.
Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.
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.