De Havilland Aviation Training News and Events
Pacific Sky DHC-6 Series 400 Simulator UPRT Qualification
July 26, 2022
Twin Otter Series 400 simulator now UPRT qualified by Transport Canada and EASA.
Twin Otter Simulator Landing at the Isle of Barra Beach
December 26, 2018
Pacific Sky Aviation Inc.’s Instructor Pilot Chris Poppitt lands the Twin Otter at the Isle of Barra Beach.
ICAO Training Instructor Course in YYC
September 21, 2018
Congratulations to the Pacific Sky and Viking team who successfully completed the ICAO Training Instructor Course (TIC) in Calgary, organized by Rob Dewar, Training Manager.
EASA & CAAC Qualification Complete!
April 3, 2018
Pacific Sky Aviation's Twin Otter Series 400 Full Flight Simulator has received Level “D” qualification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Training Certificates Presented to Peruvian Air Force Pilots
January 22, 2018
It was a very proud moment at Pacific Sky Aviation as we presented the training certificates to the Peruvian Air Force for the pilots recurrent training course completion.
CTV News Footage: Twin Otter Simulator Launch
January 3, 2018
Pilots put through paces in newly certified simulator. CTV Calgary News coverage.
First DHC6 400 Level D Twin Otter Simulator Student
December 10, 2017
We are so very pleased to announce the successful completion of our first DHC6 400 Level D Twin Otter Initial Training Course.
The Twin Otter Level “D” Full Flight Simulator Installation Complete!
Rob McIntyre and David Reid take their first flight on the Twin Otter Level D Full Flight Simulator in YYC this week and they are extremely impressed!
BC Aviation Museum Open House A Success!
July 29, 2017
We had a great time at the BC Aviation Museum Open House. Blue skies and a big crowd made for a very busy, fun day. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and visited!
BC Aviation Museum Open House - July 29
July 18, 2017
The museum will be inducting Viking Air and the Twin Otter aircraft into their aviation hall of fame, and visitors will have a chance to see the aircraft in action. Please join us!
The Snowbirds Celebrate Bruce - And We Were Invited!
June 23, 2017
Huge thanks to photographer Eric Dumigan for these awesome shots of our Turbo Beaver at the "Snowbirds Celebrate Bruce" airshow earlier this week.
Pacific Sky Aviation at the COPA Convention & Tradeshow
June 14, 2017
Join us in Kelowna! We'll be at the COPA Convention and Tradeshow June 23-34, where the static displays will include our very own ODH and MJO.
Our new Twin Otter Simulation and Training Centre nears completion !
May 24, 2017
The Pacific Sky Aviation Inc. training center is nearing completion and preparing for the installation of the world’s first full flight simulator featuring a seaplane configuration.
Viking Plans World Demonstration Tour for Guardian 400 Twin Otter Special Missions Variant
May 29, 2019
Viking Air has announced its plans to hold a world demonstration tour for its Guardian 400 aircraft, the special missions variant of the Viking Series 400 Twin Otter.
DailyAir training at Pacific Sky Aviation Inc.
October 26, 2018
Pacific Sky Aviation welcomed back Daily Air to Calgary for a successful Twin Otter training course.
Twin Otter Flight Training Centre Receives CAAC Approval
July 16, 2018
The Director General of the (CAAC) has issued a Flight Training Center Certificate for Pacific Sky's Twin Otter Training Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
Civil Aviation Administration of China Simulator Certification
February 9, 2017
Pacific Sky Aviation Inc.has been awarded certification by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the Twin Otter Level D Full Flight Simulator.
Calgary Herald: Pacific Sky Set to Become World Training Hub for Twin Otters
January 6, 2018
Pacific Sky Aviation’s new de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter flight simulator in Calgary, Alta. is the only such Twin Otter simulator in the world.
BREAKING NEWS: Twin Otter Series 400 Level D Simulator Qualification Achieved!
January 2, 2018
The world’s first Level D Twin Otter Series 400 Full Flight Simulator achieves Transport Canada approval and qualification!
Thank You from the CEO
October 19, 2017
Thank you all (and your PSAI colleagues not pictured) for your tireless efforts in the design, build, and testing of this beautiful Full Flight Simulator!
Pacific Sky Aviation deploys SimUnity365 from Skysoft
August 15, 2017
On 15 July, Pacific Sky Aviation Inc. introduced Skysoft’s SimUnity365 training center management software to simplify operations and provide customers with a positive training experience.
Delivery of the Twin Otter Series 400 Level “D” Full Flight Simulator and Flat Panel Procedures Trainer (FPT)!
July 26, 2017
The arrival of the Twin Otter Series 400 Level “D” Full Flight Simulator has begun! The first shipment arrived on 24 July with the rest due to arrive over the next few days.
Join Us In YYC!
July 10, 2017
Our centre is minutes from the Calgary International Airport, that serves Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the surrounding region; it is situated approximately 17 km (11 mi) northeast of downtown Calgary.
COPA Convention & Tradeshow
June 22, 2017
Our pilots have departed for Kelowna on a picture perfect summer day. Viking Air Limited and Pacific Sky Aviation will be at the COPA AGM and Tradeshow in Kelowna – June 23 and 24!
Snowbirds and the Turbo Beaver!
June 14, 2017
Pacific Sky Aviation's C-GDTB will be a the Saugeen Airport next week for their FREE Airshow featuring the Snowbirds. Watch for it in the air, and on the ground!
Viking Air Ltd. And Pacific Sky Aviation To Establish World’s First Twin Otter Level “D” Flight Simulator With Seaplane Capability in Calgary
July 12, 2016
At the Farnborough Airshow Viking Air Ltd. announced that their sister company Pacific Sky Aviation will install the world’s first Twin Otter Level “D” Full Flight Simulator.
Pacific Sky Chooses Fox Training Management System
January 28, 2019
Pacific Sky Aviation has purchased the Fox Training Management System by Britannica Knowledge Systems as its new cloud-based training management platform.
ConocoPhillips Training at Pacific Sky Aviation Inc.
October 26, 2018
We recently had the pleasure of completing Twin Otter Differences training of two ConocoPhillips pilots here at Pacific Sky Training Centre in Calgary.
Launch of the Viking CL-415EAF
May 7, 2018
Longview Aviation Asset Management of Calgary, AB, in cooperation with Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, has launched the Viking CL-415EAF Conversion Program.
UAE Air Force and GAL Course Completion
January 26, 2018
Pilots from the UAE Air Force, and GAL are presented with course completion certificates.
Times Colonist: Viking’s Twin Otter flight simulator certified. Pilots getting the real feel.
January 5, 2018
Viking’s Twin Otter flight simulator certified, pilots getting the real feel.
Peruvian Air Force Simulator Training
December 19, 2017
Our Peruvian Air Force pilots completed their first 2 crew recurrent training, and again a huge success!
Twin Otter Simulator - Final Countdown!
October 2, 2017
We are almost ready to launch! The team is hard at work, and on site acceptance will begin next week. Click to see the Twin Otter Full Flight Level "D" Sim in action!
Twin Otter Simulator - Major Pieces Arrive in YYC
August 9, 2017
This morning we saw the arrival of the Simulator Cab and the visual bowl. These are the final pieces of equipment to arrive. Exciting times!
Twin Otter Simulator Completes In-Plant Acceptance Testing!
July 20, 2017
Pacific Sky Aviation and TRU Simulation have completed an extensive testing program in Montreal for the new Twin Otter Level “D” Full Flight Simulator and Flat Panel Trainer.
Midnight Sun Fly In
July 7, 2017
We're having an amazing time at The Midnight Sun Fly In on the shores of Great Slave Lake in Yellowknife!
Peru Air Force Becomes Launch Customer for Viking Twin Otter Series 400 “Level D” Flight Simulator Training Offered Through Pacific Sky Aviation
June 21, 2017
Viking Air announced that the Peru Air Force will be the first customer to select a full flight training package utilizing the new Twin Otter Series 400 “Level D” Flight Simulator program.
Air and Auto Extravaganza!
June 12, 2017
Pacific Sky Aviation and Viking Air will be attending the Air and Auto Extravaganza in Wiarton, Ontario on June 17th! We will be bringing an amphibious Turbo Beaver C-GDTB for display.