Please scroll down to the bottom of this article for the full interview with Student Services Coordinator for The Brandon Flight Centre, Jillian Borreson.

‘Assiniboine Community College is partnering with Brandon Flight Centre to deliver a new Aviation Management certificate program in fall 2022. The two-year program is open to both domestic and international applicants and is an entry point for those looking for a career in the aviation industry,’ stated this past week’s media release. 

“Aviation is a key component in many industries in Manitoba, from agriculture and hydro to medical transport and access to northern and remote communities,” said David Creighton, CEO of Brandon Flight Centre. “This program will help to support those essential services by providing high quality training from within the communities they serve.”

The program will provide students with the core competencies to succeed through specialized business courses with industry-specific content, including project management, mathematics for pilots, marketing principles and ethical responsibilities. 

“Delivering this program is a great fit for Assiniboine’s aim to meet industry and community needs through responsive programming,” said Michael Cameron, Dean, Community Development. “Assiniboine is looking forward to a partnership with Brandon Flight Centre that will provide learners who are interested in aviation with a great opportunity to launch this dynamic and in-demand career.” 

The Aviation Management certificate will provide many available career paths for graduates, including work on commercial and regional airlines, cargo and military flying, or more local options like working in agriculture or instruction.

“Whether you are looking to see the world, or be home every night with your family, there are many different opportunities to choose from,” said Creighton. “We are confident that this will provide the best training to prepare our students for the emerging future of post-pandemic aviation.”

The program is designed as a starting point and requires no previous flight experience.  Graduates of the program will receive a Transport Canada issued Commercial Pilot License, a minimum of 200 hours of flight time and the business knowledge necessary to get started in an aviation career.

Applications for this program are currently open. For more information on the Aviation Management program, or to apply, visit


Contact Jillian Borreson at the Brandon Flight Centre for more information on the new aviation course.


About Brandon Flight Centre

'Originally established on November 28, 1936, Brandon Flying Club was selected as the first civil aviation club in Canada to provide training for pilots for the Royal Canadian Air Force. By the fall of 1941, the club suspended civil training to support the mission of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

Rebranded as Brandon Flight Centre to encompass the increasingly broad scope of operations, they now offer maintenance and fueling to civil and military customers from across Canada and beyond.

Brandon Flight Centre now operates two training bases, located in Brandon and Dauphin, and remains committed to promoting the study and practice of flying, flight safety, flight engineering, aeronautics, and aviation.

Brandon Flight Centre is a member of the Manitoba Aviation Council and is a Designated Learning Institution.'