This course is designed to provide Viking Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft operators a program to assist in the upgrade of first officers to captain.


4 Days* (5 days if optional Final Assessment / PPC if required)


*Based on:

• Pilot prerequisites as described below,
• English proficiency training not required,


Pacific Sky typically sees an upgrade candidate with a minimum of 500 hours operating as second-in-command in a DHC-6 Series 400. However, it is the operators responsibility to nominate the candidate for training, as well as
provide sufficient mentoring from an operational captain after Pacific Sky training to consider them suitable for command.


This course is designed for licensed pilots with previous experience operating as
second-in-command on the DHC–6, who are proficient to the ICAO/Transport Canada
level of:

• Viking Twin Otter Series 400 Type Rating
• Aviation English (level 4)
• Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
• Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MIFR)
• Completion of the Pacific Twin Otter Series 400 Initial Training or Pacific Sky Differences Training for the Twin Otter Series 400


Note: A proficiency evaluation may be required prior to the commencement of this course to guarantee the timeline proposed herein.


Ground School (GS)
Duration: 8.0 Hours 

Cockpit Procedures Training
Duration: 8.0 Hours 
Training Device: Twin Otter Series 400 Flat Panel Trainer

Full Flight Simulator Training (FFS)
Duration: 8.0 Hours 
Training Device: Twin Otter Series 400 Level D Simulator

Full Flight Simulator Evaluation (FFS-E)
Duration: 2 hours per pilot
Training Device: Twin Otter Series 400 Level D Simulator

Contact the Calgary Simulator Training Centre for course fees and more information: 


Upgrade 400-4S

Pacific Sky Aviation is a privately held B.C. company, with operations at our headquarters in Victoria and at our Twin Otter flight test and training centre in Calgary, Alberta.


For over 25 years, Pacific Sky has been a Transport Canada approved provider of flight training, including initial licensing and ratings for new pilots, Multi-Engine and IFR Training.  Since the launch of the Series 400 Twin Otter, we have also provided advanced Twin Otter training for pilots throughout the world.


CYYJ Corporate Office

1533 Kittyhawk Road,

Victoria International Airport, 

North Saanich, BC, Canada V8L 5V6

(T) 1.250.656.4312

CYYC Twin Otter Simulator Training Centre

770 McTavish Road NE

Calgary International Airport

Calgary, AB, Canada T2E 7G6

(T) 1.403.230.0215

(F) 1.403.250.9021

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