Superior Tools and Teachers

Compass West Aviation is dedicated to utilizing the latest advanced technologies, the absolute best curriculum, and exceptional instructors to produce test candidates that far exceed the required level of pilot competencies. That is why we were the first in Western Canada to procure the Redbird FMX full-motion flight simulator. Since then, we have continuously pushed the limits of simulator training, including the development of custom airport models, beta testing and driving future developments. We've sought out the very best and brightest instructors, exceptional people who deliver the same learning process that is so successful for the major airliners.

 

Victoria, B.C.

There is no place better to train than right here. Complex coastal weather systems, clouds down to legal landing minimums, and mountainous terrain prepare you for your future realities of commercial aviation. Victoria International Airport offers a unique blend of airline and commercial operators, precision navigation facilities and access to a multitude of training environments. The complicated airspace characteristics of Vancouver and Victoria will better prepare you for your career. Additionally, a multitude of uncontrolled airports within a short distance, providing critical experience and exposure to the nature of flying away from Canadian metropolitan areas.

 

Compass West Difference

multi-ifr

The highest level of flight training starts here

Multi-IFR is a highly developed craft. Operating a critical-engine complex aircraft, like the Beechcraft Baron, in a variety of environments will better serve you in your flight test and future career. We use Barons because the speeds are comparable to many of the aircraft you may transition into. This speed is important because it allows us to train in a real-time environment. We fit well into terminal procedures, matching airliner approach speeds effectively. The additional benefit of speed means that you can minimize en-route time and get to the navigation stations faster, spending less time aloft. Our aircraft are more complicated and better equipped, giving you valuable experience, especially in the initial training phase of your career. It's not only about the aircraft, it's the approach. As a student of Compass West, the entire team is engaged, seeing you through the process with maximum success. Instructor meetings are held to ensure that each individual is getting the maximum facilities available to them to ensure progress. We are also not restricted to any one training environment. We can cater to your specific needs, with the capability to fly anywhere in North America with you to achieve your goals. There are also in-house Transport Canada flight test examinations from Todd Pezer, a familiar face from the Better Pilots ground school.

Why Pick the Baron?

Beechcraft Baron
Cruise Speed
190 Knots
Critical Engine
Yes
Max Gross Weight
5100 Lbs.
Seating
up to 6
Beechcraft Duchess
Cruise Speed
165 Knots
Critical Engine
No
Max Gross Weight
3900 Lbs.
Seating
Up to 4
Piper Seneca
Cruise Speed
162 Knots
Critical Engine
No
Max Gross Weight
4200 Lbs.
Seating
Up to 6
Piper Seminole
Cruise Speed
155 Knots
Critical Engine
No
Max Gross Weight
3800 Lbs.
Seating
Up to 4

Why a Critical Engine?

The critical engine of a multi-engine, fixed-wing aircraft is the one whose failure would result in the most adverse effects on the aircraft's handling and performance. The importance of training on an aircraft with a critical engine is the development of the skills and experience necessary for the eventual transition into faster, larger aircraft which share the same characteristic. Without this type of training, a gap in proficiency occurs, leaving a commercial pilot woefully unprepared for their future career.

Better Pilots Ground School

Better Pilots

The mission is in the name: BETTER PILOTS!

After spending nearly a quarter century involved in aviation from private through airline flying, and over a decade of instruction, Todd Pezer started to become disappointed at the 'clutch-and-grab' attitude he saw in flight training. The buck was way more important than the student, and the training techniques were at least 20 years behind the state of the art offerings in the more advanced educational institutions.

In many cases, there are almost no resources available to the pilot who wants to be DRAMATICALLY OVER PREPARED. But for the pilot who wants the fastest track to a piece of paper and doesn't care if they learn anything in the process, there is a flight school on every corner who will take your money.

So he developed the BETTER PILOTS project.

Go to Better Pilots