Hangar exhibits and activities are open 10:00am to 4:00pm
There will be lots to see and do at Girls Take Flight. Plan on attending for a few hours.
Durham Flight Centre is a Transport Canada approved flight school, and is one of the hosts of the event. They will have a booth staffed with flight instructors and students who will discuss flight training options. They also offer sight-seeing flights.
The Ninety-Nines is an international association of female pilots, with 5000 members worldwide in 35 countries. They were formed in 1929, electing Amelia Earhart as their first president. The First Canadian Chapter is the organizer of the Girls Take Flight event. There will be many female pilots in attendance who can answer your questions about opportunities to learn to fly.
Enterprise Aviation Group owns the hangars where Girls Take Flight takes place each year. They are an FBO (fixed-base-operator) that provides refueling and other services to aircraft. They are an Approved Maintenance Organization which allows them to maintain and repair aircraft. They operate a charter service, that includes resupply flights to Antarctica.
Porter Airlines is bringing a Bombardier DHC-8 Q400 turboprop aircraft flown by an all-female crew. Visitors will be able to walk through the aircraft and take a quick look into the cockpit.
There will be many pilots and flight attendants from Porter Airlines and you can have your photo taken with them at the photo wall, as well as ask questions about choosing an aviation career.
Air Canada is the largest Canadian airline and was founded in 1937. A number of Air Canada pilots will be at event to answer your questions about a career as a commercial pilot.
Captain Judy Cameron was the first female pilot hired by Air Canada, in April 1978. She retired after 40 years, flying 23,000 hours. On her retirement, Air Canada announced the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship in collaboration with the Northern Lights Aero Foundation. Read more here.
Jazz is Air Canada's largest regional partner. You can discuss career options with their pilots at their booth. Jazz is bringing a Bombardier CRJ200 jet airliner to display at the show. Perhaps flying one of these is in your future?
Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. They design, manufacture and repair landing gear.
Safran Landing Systems supports more than 25,000 aircraft making over 40,000 landings every day. The company employs 7,000 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia. Discuss your future in aviation and aerospace engineering with them.
In addition to manufacturing sophisticated flight simulators, CAE has over 50 training locations around the world, providing training to aviation professionals, airlines and large fleet operators. Training includes pilot, cabin crew, maintenance, charter and management.
The Canadian Armed Forces has always been a large supporter of our event. The Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre has a booth at the event, where you can ask about obtaining a degree and a pilot's license through the military.
The Canadian Armed Forces is bringing a CF-18 Cockpit Simulator. See what it is like to fly a military fighter jet.
RCAF AEROSPACE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING SUPPORT SQUADRON
ATESS provides specialised aerospace and telecommunications engineering, training and production services in support of worldwide air force operations. Home to drafting, engineering, and workshop facilities and personnel, ATESS is a one stop-shop capable of taking a project from the idea stage through the drawing, prototyping, testing and production phases. Come meet our Aircraft Structures Technicians and pick their brains about our day to day jobs!
CIVIL AIR SEARCH AND RESCUE ASSOCIATION
CASARA has many trained volunteer searchers and some aircraft which are used to assist the Armed Forces during a search for a downed aircraft. They have a booth, where you can discuss their role in searches in more detail.
CASARA will also be displaying their Cessna 182 aircraft used for searches in the outdoor static display.
The Air Cadet program is offered to Canadians aged 12 to 18. The 2 VandenBos Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is out in force at the event. They have a booth at the event to discuss the opportunities to join the Air Cadets and what that entails. They offer a BBQ if you are hungry and many of the Air Cadets are volunteers at the event.
Seneca College offers aviation programs that offer flight training including a degree, as well as certificates or diplomas covering flight operations, aviation safety and aviation operations. Seneca will have representatives available to discuss their curriculum at a tent beside their aircraft in the outdoor display.
Centennial College offers a number of non-flying aviation and aerospace post-secondary programs. At their booth at the event, you can discuss the aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance, aircraft maintenance and management and avionics maintenance and management programs. There is a significant shortage of qualified people in these fields, so these are excellent career choices.
Centennial College is bringing a landing gear simulator used in the classroom.
Georgian College in Barrie offers a diploma and a master's degree program in aviation management. There are many opportunities for a career in aviation that does not involve flying airplanes.
Sault College is proud of their Aviation Technology program. They operate Zlin and Piper Seminole aircraft as well as state-of-the art flight simulators.
ONTARIO TECH UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING OUTREACH
Engineering Outreach would like to help you understand where Science, Technology, Engineering and Math can take you.
They have activities and programs for elementary school students, high school students to learn what engineering careers offer.
TORONTO METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Learn aerospace engineering at a world-renowned faculty, using subsonic wind tunnels, propulsion labs and structural testing facilities. Graduate with the knowledge you need to design the latest vehicles to carry us across water, land, sky or space.
Nav Canada is the corporation that provides air traffic control and navigation services in Canada. Talk to an air traffic controller about their excellent career opportunities.
At their booth you can learn to Talk Like A Pilot. Learn about how to spell your name in the phonetic alphabet.
Transport Canada regulates aviation in Canada. You can ask questions about the regulations regarding flying unmanned aircraft systems (drones) and the dangers of aiming lasers at aircraft.
Sunwing is North America's largest integrated travel company. This includes a large charter airline component. At the event, you will be able to talk with a Sunwing pilot about their career and how you can start yours.
Air Canada Rouge, Rouge meaning "red" in French, is a subsidiary of Air Canada, focused on operating lower-cost flights for leisure travellers. It is fully integrated into the Air Canada mainline and Air Canada Express networks.
Canada's second largest airline was founded in 1996. Whether you're looking for proven stability, exciting growth opportunities, or a vibrant culture that makes you excited to go to work every day, the WestJet Group has it all. Meet their pilots to discuss your future career as an airline pilot.
As a vital part of the health system in Ontario, Ornge provides high quality air ambulance service and medical transportation to people who are ill or injured. Ornge has the largest air ambulance fleet in Canada and perform approximately 20,000 patient-related transports per year. Ornge plans to display one of their AgustaWestland AW-139 helicopters.
FLYGTA is a jet charter company with official bases in Toronto, Niagara, Oshawa, Muskoka, and Montreal, and provides air tourism services in Toronto and Niagara Falls, air charter, cargo, and scheduled flights.
They will be displaying their King Air as part of the static aircraft display.
Founded in 1986, Skyservice™ has served as a best-in-class, trusted source to the business aviation market for more than 35 years. Our growth has been fueled by our signature client-first approach that combines world-class service standards and our commitment to superior safety and security.
Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet®, the world's first single-engine Personal Jet™, and the recipient of the Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined aviation performance, comfort and safety with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®). It is the first certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, 240 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS on all Cirrus aircraft.
Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies business, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.
CANADIAN OWNERS AND PILOTS ASSOCIATION (COPA)
The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association was founded in 1952 to speak as the unified voice for general aviation in Canada.
When you complete your Scavenger Hunt, please visit the COPA booth.
You can try out the Infinite Flight tablet flight simulator here.
Infinite Flight produces a comprehensive flight simulation app for iOS and Android devices, which includes satelite imagery, accurate topography, navigation data with approaches and 3D airports with precise runway and taxiway layouts. Advanced users can interact with live air traffic control. Try it out at the Canadian Owners and Pilots (COPA) booth.
The Oshawa Executive Airport is an aviation gateway to the City of Oshawa and the Greater Toronto Area. This executive level regional airport features:
Meet My Airport is an activity to learn the "circuit" that aircraft fly to take off and land. Learn how runways and taxiways are named.
AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO
The Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association of Ontario is a volunteer-run non-profit organization for the purpose maintaining and enhancing the standards of professionalism of the aircraft maintenance industry, and promoting the rights and privileges of the AME.
The Ontario Airospace Council is an organization of Ontario aerospace companies.
Their purpose is to enhance recognition of Ontario’s capabilities as a leader in global aerospace markets and work together to build greater expertise to assure continued growth and prosperity.
RECREATIONAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION
The Recreational Aircraft Association is a Canadian organization dedicated to the promotion of flying and building aircraft as a hobby for ordinary Canadians.
The RAA will be hosting an activity where you can build a wooden wing rib of an aircraft. This will take about 20 minutes and you will take your wing rib home with you.
NORTHERN LIGHTS AERO FOUNDATION
The Northern Lights Aero Foundation's cause is to attract young women to enter careers in any sector of aviation and aerospace, by recognizing and celebrating the achievements of accomplished women, and promoting the vast career opportunities in these fields.
Elevate Aviation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 to provide a platform for women and underrepresented groups to thrive and succeed through careers in aviation.
Women in Aerospace Canada is a not‑for‑profit organization dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and professional development as well as increasing their visibility in the aerospace community by creating a professional network in Canada and across the globe.
The Upper Canada Chapter is part of Women in Aviation, International, an organization that is dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields, and interests.
Visit the booth to find out what is new at the Oshawa Public Libraries.
Oshawa Fire Services will have a fire truck in the outdoor exhibit area. Fire fighters will be on hand to discuss how you can keep safe.