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Brampton Flight Centre Joins Air Georgian’s Pilot Career Pathway Program, SOAR

One of Air Georgian Limited’s CRJ aircraft.   Pilots progressing through the SOAR program have the opportunity to transfer to this fleet type once they meet all technical requirements. (CNW Group/Air Georgian Limited)

MISSISSAUGA, ONSept. 5, 2017 /CNW/ – Air Georgian’s innovative SOAR program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention continues to grow with the addition of Brampton Flight Centre (BFC) to its flight school program.    The partnership provides a career pathway for flight instructors at BFC to become First Officers with Air Georgian.
“Air Georgian and BFC have maintained a very strong and close relationship over the years and have adopted numerous other hiring initiatives which have served both companies very well.    The addition of this program is yet another way for us to foster career progression from flight school to airline,” said Scott Peters, Air Georgian’s Corporate Training Manager and Chief Instructor.
“The Brampton Flight Centre is delighted to announce our partnership with Air Georgian as part of their new SOAR Program.    This program aims to attract the best and brightest candidates to work as flight instructors before transitioning to Air Georgian.    Also, it creates a first-rate pool of potential new airline pilots while allowing BFC to be an exemplary employment opportunity for anyone looking to enter the aviation industry.   This agreement enables growth for both Air Georgian and the Brampton Flight Centre in the years to come.” said Scott Chayko, BFC’s Chief Flight Instructor.
SOAR (Sharing Opportunities for Advancement and Reward) addresses three fundamental initiatives: Promoting careers in aviation to high school students, coordinating with flight schools and air operators for flow-through into the Air Georgian family, and providing career fulfillment and advancement opportunities to employees.
SOAR is open to all Air Transportation Association of Canada (ATAC) member partners and is designed to provide partners with highly predictable, timed attrition with greater notice periods.    This enhanced visibility helps the employers with their hiring planning and gives future Air Georgian employees confidence in a career pathway into the Air Canada system.    The official launch of SOAR is November 2017, but BFC is one of many ATAC member partners already enrolled.