Our History

Sky Wings Aviation Academy is an Alberta Corporation whose majority shareholders are Albertans. The company’s philosophy is to advance the interest of Canadians in aviation while simultaneously providing jobs in the various fields in aviation.

Sky Wings Aviation operates 8 Cessna 172’s, one Twin Piper Seneca. Ground training is conducted in large and well-equipped classrooms with multimedia capabilities. Instrument and Multi-engine preparatory training is provided on a Flight Simulator ALSIM200.

General Information

Sky Wings has been open at SE corner of the Red Deer Regional Airport since 1982. Located halfway between major cities of Calgary and Edmonton, it provides flight instruction, charters, maintenance, fuel sales and storage services. Skywings’ students can expect a wide variety of flying conditions during their training.


Skywings Students Our Private Pilot students have successfully obtained their licenses with an average of 50 hours total flight time in comparison to the national average of 72 hours. 

First privately funded Aviation Diploma Program in Canada. 

First to establish an Aviation Space Camp in Canada that is recognized by the Boards of Education across Canada. 

We use Transport Canada approved electronic pilot training records.

Staff & Ground School

We have been in the flight training business for over twenty-five years. Our professional staff of 8 instructors has amassed more than 25,000 hours instructing single engine, multi engine, and I.F.R. flying. They are also well qualified to teach the ground portions of the courses.

Ground training is conducted in large and well-equipped classrooms with multimedia presentations. Instrument and Multi-engine preparatory training is provided on an ATC 810 Flight Simulator.

Ground School is offered on a one on one basis or in a class setting. The ground school that is offered in a class setting is held the second week of every month on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings as well as on Saturdays. The one on one portion will be determined by both personal and instructor availability. Once you have paid for the ground school portion, you may continue to sit in on all classes free of charge. At Skywings we believe that being a pilot is more than just getting a license, so we also offer survival training, cross country trips (in aircraft) crossing Canadian/US borders, as well as mountain flying in our curriculum.

Because of our training experience, integrated programs, and dedicated staff, your flight training will be second to none! Our students average 82% on Transport Canada written exams. and our average training times for private students at 50 hrs. says it all!

Sky Wings Aviation Fleet

Sky Wings has a wide variety of aircraft designed to fill multiple roles for flight training and sight seeing opportunities.

Cessna 172 - The Words' most popular training aircraft!

Rental rate: Per Hour Rate + GST
Horsepower: 160 
Speed: 110 knots
Seats: Four
Range: 750 nm

Piper Seneca I

Number of Aircraft :1Twin Engine
Horsepower: 200 (Each engine)
Speed: 145 knots
Seats: Six (including pilots)
Range: 950 nm

Rental Rate: Per Hour Rate + GST

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